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Support Workers - Child and Family Services - Gladstone

Lifestyle Solutions
  • 5 x Fixed Term & 3 x Casual

Own It - How we get the job done

In Gladstone we are fortunate to assist a diverse range of young customers in our Out of Home Care Accommodation services. These young people have a range of conditions including challenging behaviours, autism, attachment disorders, anxiety, depression, anger, aggression, post traumatic stress and disengagement. We are seeking Support Workers who are resilient and have a sound understanding of the importance of supporting children and young people in line with our commitment to the Child Protection Act 1999.

As a Support Worker your responsibilities will include:

  • Mentoring and skill development - guiding young people to develop independent living skills
  • Being a positive role model and provide positive support in areas such as emotional behaviour, personal care and hygiene, transport, education, cooking and domestic duties
  • Administering medication and adherence to support plans
  • Completing clear, concise and factual handover notes and incident reports
  • Managing complex and challenging behaviours (including aggressive behaviours)
  • Helping young people to engage with their local communities and culture through access to Community Participation Programs and recreational activities

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

  • Hold or be working towards obtaining a qualification recognised by Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women. Please review the recognised Minimum Qualifications Standards here.
  • Strong communication skills
  • Current drivers licence (Mandatory requirement)
  • Current Yellow Card (or be willing to obtain)
  • Current Blue Card (or be willing to obtain)
  • Current First Aid Certificate, HLTAID003
  • Be willing to be available to work a 24/7 rotating roster which includes evenings, awake shifts, sleepovers and weekend shifts
  • Previous experience supporting people with a range of behavioural concerns and needs

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

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

  • Hourly rate based SCHCADS Award 2.1 - 2.3 (pending skills & experience)
  • Fixed Term Contracts
  • Set Rosters
  • Salary Sacrificing Options
  • Self Managed Teams

Respect - Who we are and why we do it

We're people who care. Lifestyle Solutions provides services to people with a 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.

How to apply

Join Us - Next steps

All applications must be lodged online. Please click here to apply.

APPLICATIONS CLOSE: 18:00 on Sunday 31 May 2020

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.

As part of our process selected applicants will be required to undergo employment screening and probity checks prior to commencing.

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