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Therapeutic Support Workers

Junction Australia
  • Various part-time contracts through until June 2022 
  • Northern and Southern Locations
  • SCHaDS Crisis Accommodation Employee Level 1

Do you enjoy working as part of a busy and energetic team where you can make a difference?

Are you qualified and experienced in supporting children and youth at risk?

Join our team and start making a difference now!  

  • Expand your skills and experience while contributing to a brighter future for others
  • Enjoy an excellent working environment with continued support and encouragement 

About us:

We are a growing and innovative social enterprise supporting more than 8,500 South Australians each year through housing and community services including domestic violence and crisis support; child protection; homelessness programs and counselling. Our strong focus on prevention and early intervention is underpinned by a range of thriving local groups and programs.

Together, we are improving lives and building strong, resilient and connected communities.

The Opportunity: 

Junction is looking to welcome Therapeutic Support Workers to their northern or southern Adelaide houses, focusing on children and young people within the houses with a view to improving their confidence and self-esteem through the promotion of positive attitudes and lifestyle choices. 

You will be responsible for providing a safe and secure environment, maintaining a ‘home-like’ feeling and assisting children and young people to develop social and living skills. You will also plan daily activities and undertake general housekeeping duties, working closely with clients while also interacting with government and non-government agencies as well as members of the community to ensure clients continue to have access and support for activities and other services.

Some of your daily duties will include:  

  • Facilitating client participation in a range of educational and recreational activities to enhance their physical, social, emotional and intellectual development
  • Producing accurate case notes, interaction records, log entries, Client Incident Reports, and plans
  • Maintaining the property in a clean and hygienic manner
  • Planning and preparing meals for children and young people in line with healthy food choices and safe food-handling requirements

Meet some of our amazing staff here!

About you:

  • As a minimum, successful completion of a Certificate IV in Youth Work (or equivalent)
  • Demonstrated experience in responding to trauma related behaviours
  • The ability to work across 24/7 roster and undertake passive (sleepover) and active night shifts
  • Sound interpersonal skills to effectively engage and establish rapport with clients, staff and external agencies

You will need to:

  • Complete our online application process
  • Undergo pre-employment testing as part of the recruitment process which will include psychological assessments
  • Provide a current Working with Children Check (WWCC)
  • Provide a current Senior First Aid Certificate
  • Provide a current Safe Environments Certificate
  • Hold a current unencumbered Australian driver’s licence and be willing to drive
  • Be prepared to undertake Therapeutic Crisis Intervention training within 6 months of commencing with Junction 

What we offer:

  • A supportive, flexible work environment with a strong focus on staff well-being
  • Great professional development opportunities
  • Generous salary sacrifice benefits
  • A You are Amazing Day - an extra day of leave to spend however you want!

Junction Australia promotes a Child Safe Environment.  We encourage applicants of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Island descent or other cultures to apply.

For further confidential inquiries contact Jeff Argent, Team Leader, Therapeutic Support Services on 0429 491 492.

A position description is attached.

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