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Residential Youth Workers

Anglicare Victoria
  • Multiple casual and permanent roles available
  • Maintain work life balance with weekday, weekend, day, and active night shifts available
  • SCHADS Level 3 pay with excellent penalty rates and salary packaging benefits

About Residential Youth Work at AV

We are the state’s largest provider of Out Of Home Care services and provide therapeutic care to young people across over 28 residential homes in Melbourne and Victoria. Within each house, a team of between 8 and 12 staff provide trauma informed therapeutic care to young people which includes responding to the young person’s emotional and functional needs, the development of their personal skills, all administrative requirements, and household duties.

The aim is to provide a safe and nurturing home environment while supporting the young people to be the best they can be.

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 
  • Opportunities for career growth

Available Positions

We currently have a range of permanent positions offering guaranteed hours from 50 to 76 per fortnight.

Our casual roles offer you the opportunity to take up to 38 hours of shifts a week, with weekday, weekend, day, and active night shifts available. Casual roles attract 25% casual loading, shift penalty rates, and flexibility to work at a number of different homes.

About you

Our residential youth workers are passionate, motivated, resilient supportive and act as role models for the young people while supporting colleagues to provide a safe and nurturing home environment. This requires excellent communication and relationship building skills, the ability to maintain professional boundaries, and an understanding of how to work therapeutically with young people with complex needs.

You will also require either:

  • Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention (Residential and Out of Home Care)


  • A relevant tertiary qualification and a willingness to undertake top up training to meet the qualification requirements of the Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention

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.

In line with Anglicare Victoria’s Covid 19 Vaccination Policy we require all staff, students and volunteers to provide evidence of full vaccination against Covid-19 or provide a valid medical exemption.

Next Steps

Please review the Position Description here before applying 40a66cf9-964b-4130-98e7-2265a784fe51.png Position Description - Residential Youth Worker- South - PERM_CASUAL.pdf

As part of the application you will be asked to upload a recent resume. You are also encouraged to write a cover letter to address the Key Selection Criteria as detailed on the PD.

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