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Residential Youth Workers - Eastern Region

Anglicare Victoria

Residential Service at AV

AV is one of the state’s largest providers of Out of Home Care Services and provides care of hundreds of Young People in Residential Care every year.

Our eastern region is established with a dedicated House Coordinators and Team Leader to support the staff day to day as well as an established base of staff including those well recognised for their dedication and performance. 

Workers are guaranteed stability and structure to hours and rostered work as well as the opportunity to take up to 5 weeks of paid leave every year and also the opportunity to pick up additional shifts as well.

Working in our Residential Services program is a perfect spring board for future positions with Anglicare making it a great place to either start your career in the industry, or join an organisation that presents its staff with excellent ongoing career opportunities.  

We currently have a number of great permanent roles available in our Eastern region. Casual positions are also available for the right candidates. 

Mount Evelyn

Line 1 - 76 hours per fortnight. Shift times 7:30am-4:30pm and 4pm-12am

Line 3 - 66.5 hours per fortnight - Double Weekend. Shift times 7:30am-4:30pm and 4pm-12am

Line 5 - 63 hours per fortnight - Double weekend. 4pm-12am and 7:30am-4:30pm


Line 3 66.5 hours per fortnight - Double Weekend. Shift times 7:30am-4:30pm and 4pm-12am

Mount Waverly 

Line 3 66.5 hours per fortnight - Double Weekend. Shift times 7:30am-4:30pm and 4pm-12am

Line 7  74 hours per fortnight - Active nights. Shift times 11:30pm-9:30am

The Role                                                         

Residential Youth workers at AV work in large teams to support young people in care. This is a tremendously varied role which can involve everything you might expect when looking after young people, from creating a stable, nurturing and above all, safe home environment, to supporting young people who, as a result of significant past trauma, may have challenges with expressing emotion and dealing with the challenges of day to day life.

All of this work takes place as part of large team, supported by colleagues, team leaders, an extensive support structure at AV and with all of the tools, skills and additional training that might be required.

What’s in it for You

  • Free EAP as well as ongoing monthly supervision
  • Supported Top Up Training enrolment if required
  • Ongoing training opportunities including opportunities to undertake free TCI training
  • Discounted Health Insurance
  • Salary packaging and NFP tax benefits 

About you

  • Certificate IV in Child Youth and Family Intervention or similar (top up training may be required)
  • Experience working with Young People who have experienced significant trauma
  • An understanding of how trauma can affect the development of young people
  • Solid understanding of the Child Protection and Welfare system in Victoria 
  • Excellent written, verbal and collaborative communication skills
  • Flexibility and adaptability to work in a busy and dynamic program
  • An empathy with AV’s Values and Mission to do better for Children, Young People and Families
  • Employees of AV must also meet any relevant requirements under Victorian Public Health Orders

Please Note: It is mandatory for the successful applicant to hold a current Working with Children Check and be prepared to undergo a National Criminal History Check prior to commencement. AV employees are required to either be fully vaccinated against Covid 19 or have a medical exemption. AV will require evidence that you are compliant with these requirements.

Working with AV

In joining AV, you will be part of a positive work culture with access to internal and external professional development and training, paid study leave, ongoing career opportunities as part of one of the state’s largest providers of Child Youth and Family Services, as well as flexible working arrangements and day to day support. 

We are committed to supporting the health, wellbeing and resilience of our staff. You will have access to a range of free wellbeing activities including yoga and meditation, discounted health insurance and access to our free Employee Assistance Program and wellbeing leave.   

How to Apply

Click apply below and submit your resume and if possible, a cover letter and KSC document to support your application.

To learn more about the role a full Position Description is available here: Position Description - Residential Youth Worker - East - May 2022 - Permanent

Applications will be will be assessed on an ongoing basis. If we identify suitable applicants prior to the posted closing date of the advert we may close the position sooner so get in touch early.

We encourage and welcome applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People. Anglicare Victoria acknowledges Aboriginal people as the traditional custodians of the land on which we operate. We commit to working respectfully to honour their ongoing cultural and spiritual connections to this country.

Diversity and inclusivity are important to Anglicare Victoria and we are committed to ensuring our workplace and services reflect this. Everyone is welcome at Anglicare Victoria, regardless of age, ethnicity, cultural background, gender, sexual orientation, religious affiliation and physical ability.

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