- Job posted on: 30th Jun 2020
- Applications close:
For over 140 years, Berry Street has adapted to a changing world, and we will continue to adapt to achieve our purpose. We believe children, young people and families should be safe, thriving and hopeful. Our Vision for 2022: Together we will courageously change lives and reimagine service systems. We look forward to working with children, young people, families, carers, staff and partners to achieve this vision.
Berry Street's Residential Care Program provides accommodation, a high standard of physical & emotional care and support to children and young people aged from 10 years old up to 17 years old in a Residential care setting. These children/young people have been placed under Child Protection orders and are referred to Berry Street because other Out of Home Care placement opportunities have not been viable.
The role is richly rewarding, but as is the case with such jobs, presents with its own challenges too. Working therapeutically with children and young people means supporting them to be their best selves, helping them learn, grow and develop with autonomy to make positive choices for their future.
As we work a 24/7 roster, there are a variety of day shifts available (generally between 7am to 11pm) and overnight shifts (11pm to 7pm).
As a Residential Care Worker, every day will be different. You will be someone that enjoys and thrives in variety.
Additionally, you will have:
A minimum Cert IV in Children, Youth & Family Intervention is preferred however as an RTO, Berry Street delivers this qualification and will invest in you if you do not have a relevant qualification.
Completion of (or willingness to complete) mandatory upskilling units as required by Department of Health and Human Services. Berry Street also provides this in-house.
Include your current Resume along with your application. You must respond to all the screening questions.
Talent queries to Aiden Tabag – Talent Acquisition Partner on 03 9429 9266.
To learn more about what it is like to work as a Residential Care Worker for Berry Street, please click here.
Berry Street is committed to being a child safe, child friendly and child empowering organisation. In everything we do we seek to protect children. We are committed to the cultural safety of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children; children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds; children with a disability; children who identify with a sexual and or gender minority identity. We aim to ensure every individual is treated with dignity and respect regardless of their cultural background, ability, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, spirituality or religion.
Comprehensive reference and background checking will be undertaken, including a Working with Children Check and police check. Aboriginal people; people from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with a disability are encouraged to apply.