- Permanent full-time role based in Darwin
- Support young people living in residential care | Manage a team of carers
- Prior experience with Trauma based behaviours essential
- Access to salary packaging
About the Organisation
Life Without Barriers is a leading social purpose, not for profit organisation of 7000 employees working in more than 440 communities across Australia. We support children, young people and families, people with disability, older people and people with mental illness. We work with people who are homeless and refugees and asylum seekers.
We want to employ people who reflect the diversity of our clients to ensure we can support each client's individual needs and wants. We encourage people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background and people with disability to apply.
About the role
Manage a Residential Care Home with a wide range of responsibilities for managing the home including supervision and rostering of staff, managing program budgets and activities and establishment of a safe homelike environment.
This role works with other key Care Team members to lead the implementation of the CARE model and ensure the home provides a therapeutic environment which actively engages children and young people in activities and routines to support them to learn life skills including emotional regulation, problem solving and social competencies. The role is primarily based within the home environment.
Working with the CARE model you will strive to enhance the lives of young people in our Residential out of home care program incorporating a therapeutic, trauma informed approach. To find out more information on the CARE framework please follow the link https://www.lwb.org.au/our-approach/child-youth-and-family.
Please note: There will be an on call component to this role with on call allowance.
- Lead the team of Therapeutic Residential Carers to ensure a consistent approach to the day to day care of children placed in ITRC placements with LWB.
- Provide role modelling and on the job support and supervision to Therapeutic Residential Carers.
- Implement and model the skills and attributes of the CARE model and TCI skills in supporting children and young people to regulate their emotions and develop skills
- Maintain a supportive and safe working environment.
- Roster Management.
- Provide up to date information to Manager in relation to the care, support and wellbeing of children and young people
- Apply the principles of the CARE therapeutic framework to all interactions with children and young people.
- Actively participate in and lead care team meetings, reflective practice and supervision.
- Support the involvement of family and facilitate contact and the development /maintenance of positive family relationships with children and young people, to suit individual needs, including supporting restoration where this is safe and possible.
- Respond therapeutically to pain based behaviours such as aggression, withdrawal and self-injury
- Demonstrated experience working with children and young people who have experienced trauma and disadvantage.
- Demonstrated experience in forming and maintaining professional, nurturing relationships with children and young people
- Demonstrated experience in developing positive developmental relationships that build trust with children and young people through visible interest and active engagement, and to place the best interests of the child at the centre of all interactions.
- Demonstrated experience in team leadership and management
- Minimum Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention, Diploma of Welfare or equivalent qualifications in community services. Staff must commit to undertake an LWB sponsored program to become accredited via an RPL process or undertake studies to achieve a Certificate IV or similar within 18 months.
- Commitment to complete Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI) Training and be assessed as TCI competent within the probationary period.
- Current First Aid and CPR Certificate.
- A current drivers licence (an unrestricted drivers licence is preferred).
- Demonstrated understanding of child development and the ability to support the learning of a broad range of life skills.
- Demonstrated understanding of the importance of family/kinship connections to children and young people in placement
- Demonstrated peer support, problem solving and conflict management skills.
- Demonstrate high levels of interpersonal skills, resilience, personal reflection, self awareness and self-regulation
- Join one of Australia’s largest social purpose organisations
- Salary packaging tax benefits, Meal Entertainment benefit, novated leasing and more
- Growing organisation with great career opportunities
- Ongoing training and mentorship
How to Apply
Simply click ‘Apply’ and follow the prompts. For any enquiries including persons with disability that require adjustments, contact email@example.com, using the subject line: House Coordinator Child, Youth & Family - Darwin enquiry via EthicalJobs.
We are dedicated to playing our part to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and bring continuity of care and support to our clients. With this in mind, if you are successful, we will discuss with you an alternative to a face to face interview.
Life Without Barriers supports the Royal Commission into violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with disability. We believe people with disability need to be heard and for these experiences to influence how support services like ours are delivered. View our statement here (https://bit.ly/2GzZGWA).