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Support Worker - Young Parents Program

Australian Red Cross
  • Casual position 
  • Randwick, NSW location

Who we are

Australian Red Cross is part of the world’s largest humanitarian organisation. Our aim is to improve the lives of the most vulnerable people in Australia and across our region.

About the role

Australian Red Cross Young Parents Program (YPP) works to ensure best outcomes for children and families by building the capacity of young parents with complex needs aged 13 to 25, to live independently, develop parenting and life skills to break the cycle of inter-generational trauma, abuse and neglect.

You will be responsible for engaging with children and young people to develop a nurturing, positive relationship and to assist each young person to develop parenting capacity and individual well-being.

You will also be responsible for ensuring a safe, secure, predictable and therapeutic environment that is youth friendly, child focused and meets the individual needs of all families engaging in YPP.

What you will bring

  • A clear understanding of adolescent development and best practice working with young women and men
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the care needs of babies/children, supporting child development and parenting
  • Demonstrated knowledge of case management, strengths based practice, attachment and trauma informed therapeutic interventions to promote meaningful change for young people, children and their families
  • An understanding of the importance of maintaining confidentiality and professional boundaries
  • The ability to engage effectively and sensitively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

The benefits

Be part of one of the largest humanitarian organisations and know that the work that you do will help improve outcomes for vulnerable people. Red Cross offers generous salary packaging benefits and flexible working arrangements.

For more information refer to the Position description: Download FileResidential Support Worker PD 2019.pdf.

How to apply

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