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Residential Youth Worker (Female) - Quakers Hill

Life Without Barriers (National)
  • Casual - Quakers Hill

About the Organisation

Every day, Life Without Barriers provides support and care to children and young people, as we work collaboratively with families, carers, and communities, to ensure they have the environment they deserve to grow. With a focus on ensuring safety and respect, this is an opportunity to make a positive and meaningful difference in these young lives and help pave a brighter future.

Life Without Barriers is a leading social purpose organisation of 8,000 employees working in more than 500 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. Join a community of people dedicated to breaking down barriers.

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

Casual roles available in Quakers Hill, providing therapeutic are and support to a young person with a background of trauma, abuse and neglect who is living in a 24/7 residential care setting.

As part of the role, you will be required to actively participate in activities that increase the competencies and independence of young people, this will include cooking meals and assisting with household cleaning and chores.

The successful candidate will have availability to work a variety of shifts, in particular afternoon and active night shifts.

Life Without Barriers considers gender a genuine occupational qualification for this position under section 31 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977(NSW) and so, we ask that only Female applicants apply.

Key Responsibilities

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

Skills & Experience

  • Diploma in Community Services, Youth Work or similar
  • A current First Aid Certificate
  • A current unrestricted NSW Driver's Licence
  • Ability to work various shifts (in particular afternoon and active nights) across a 24/7 roster
  • Experience working with children and young people with trauma backgrounds in Intensive Therapeutic Care or Out of Home Care settings

Successful candidates will be required to clear probity checks including National Criminal History Record Check and Working with Children Check.


  • Opportunity to make a difference in your community
  • Ongoing training, support, and career advancement opportunities
  • Do work that matters in one of Australia's leading social purpose organisations
  • Salary packaging benefits through Maxxia
  • Casual hourly rate from $40.68 (dependent on qualification)

Please note, this role is referred to as an Intensive Therapeutic Care Worker internally. 

How to Apply

Include your resume and covering letter in one document, click ‘Apply’ and follow the prompts. For any enquiries including persons with disability that require adjustments, contact Kestra Caller at recruitment@lwb.org.au, using the subject line: Residential Youth Worker (Female) - Quakers Hill 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)

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