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Child and Youth Support Workers - Ballarat

Lifestyle Solutions
  • Ballarat Special School
  • Casual roles
  • Ballarat location
  • Variety of hours – After School Care and Vacation care
  • Variety of customers

We are seeking passionate, energetic and caring support workers who enjoy what they do - improving the lives of their customers.

Own It - How we get the job done

Due to continued growth within our programs at Ballarat Specialist School after school care and holiday programs, we are seeking Support Workers who have a passion for helping people & who believe they are a perfect fit for our core values.

Positions are within our school program so availability during school holidays and after school will be required.

Make It Matter - What you will bring to make a difference in other's lives

  • Help young people to engage with their peers and recreational groups
  • Assist with and coaching independent life skills and education skills
  • Provide personal care such as toileting and changing
  • Monitor progress of all young people and complete documents or reporting
  • Administer medication
  • Communicate effectively with verbal and non-verbal participants
  • Work effectively with participants with trauma or complex behaviours

To be considered for these opportunities, you will need the following:

  • Demonstrated experience working as a Support Worker
  • Experience as a Teachers Aid is advantageous
  • Experience in challenging behaviours is advantageous
  • Be willing to undergo a National Police Check
  • Current “Provide First Aid” Certificate (or be willing to obtain)
  • Current Working With Children Check (Victoria)

Desirable, not essential for the role

  • Relevant qualifications in Community Services, Disability Services or equivalent
  • Current Drivers Licence

Keep Calm & Be Happy - How you will interact with people and other benefits

Joining Lifestyle Solutions makes you feel like you are making a different in people's lives. Our team is here because they care, and because of this, we have an enriching and rewarding culture within our teams.

You will be able to:

  • Use your strong communication and interpersonal skills to engage with a wide variety of customers
  • Be able to remain calm in stressful situations
  • Work collaboratively in a complex environment as a member of a multidisciplinary team
  • Work within a Self Managed Team

Respect - Who we are and why we do it

We’re people who care. Lifestyle Solutions provides services to people with disability, young people and children in Out Of Home Care, their families and communities. Our customers receive services designed to meet their everyday needs and support them to achieve their goals. Our national workforce is committed to providing service that is reliable, responsive, flexible, friendly, empathetic and caring.

We believe everyone is equal.

We stand for everyone in society having equal opportunity and equal respect. We do this by providing our customers access to quality services and dedicated people who make a real difference in their lives. We believe this is everyone's fundamental right. You can learn more about us here.

Join Us - Next steps

All applications must be lodged online using the Apply Now button. If you have any questions, please call Scott Brugnatti 0400 234 929 during business hours.

We encourage you to apply as soon as possible as we will be actively shortlisting during the advertising period and reserve the right to close this advert prior to the advertised date.

We are an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and are committed to building a workplace culture that values diversity and inclusion. We welcome, actively support and promote the employment of people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, LGBTI, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) backgrounds and other diversity groups.

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