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Residential Support Worker - Western Melbourne

Life Without Barriers (National)
  • PT/ FT and Active Nights
  • Western Melbourne

About the Organisation

Life Without Barriers is a leading social purpose, not for profit organisation of 8,000 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 individual needs and wants. We encourage people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background and people with disability to apply. 

About the Role

We are currently recruiting for several Residential Support Workers to join our team in Melbourne. This is a challenging but rewarding opportunity for you to make a change in a Young Person's life. You would be working directly with young people, the positions are based in a 24/7 Residential Setting with fortnightly rotating shift rosters. The successful candidates will need to have experience working with young people with complex behaviours. You will be actively supporting their individual needs and creating a safe environment.

This house specifically is located in the West region of Melbourne, in a house with 1:1 support for a young person with complex trauma. This house is considered high risk due to the complexity of the young person and requires demonstrated understanding of trauma, behaviour support, and working through crises. Experience in working with complex young people is desirable.

We are currently looking for Part-time, full-time day and active night workers.

LWB has a strong evidence-based culture and professional development is a focus with potential training opportunities from Cornwell University in Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI) and Children and Residential Experiences (CARE). 

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide day to day care, supervision and transport to children and young people
  • Actively participate in activities and increase competencies of young people
  • Mentoring 
  • Develop, implement and monitor individual plans 
  • Maintenance of progress notes and report writing
  • Support the involvement of family and significant others.

Skills & Experience

  • Certificate 4 in Community Services, Youth Work or similar
  • Completion of the following 4 units: Work effectively in trauma informed care; Provide primary residential care; Facilitate responsible behaviour and Work with children and young people with complex trauma and attachment issues and needs
  • A current Senior First Aid Certificate
  • A current unrestricted Australian Driver Licence
  • Ability to work various shifts (sleepover & active nights) throughout the week
  • Prior knowledge and/or experience working with young people
  • Prior knowledge and/or experience working with young people with a disability.

Successful candidates will be required to clear probity checks including National Criminal History Record Check and Working with Children Check (where relevant to the role).

Benefits

  • Work for one of Australia's largest social purpose organisations
  • Life Without Barriers offers ongoing training, support and career advancement opportunities
  • Flexible working hours
  • Salary Sacrifice Tax Benefits 

How to Apply

Click ‘Apply Now’ and follow the prompts. For any enquiries including persons with disability that require adjustments, contact recruitment@lwb.org.au, using the subject line: Residential Support Worker - Western Melbourne enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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).

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