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Residential Youth Workers - Wollongong

Life Without Barriers (National)
  • Part Time and Casual

About the Organisation

Life Without Barriers is a leading social purpose, not for profit 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.   

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

Provide therapeutic support and care to up to 4 children/young people, with backgrounds of trauma, abuse and neglect living in 24/7 residential settings in Wollongong.

Part time and casual positions available, successful candidates will require flexibility to work across various shifts on a 24/7 roster which may include overnight and weekends.

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
  • 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 
  • Candidates who are working towards a Diploma with relevant experience may be considered
  • A current Senior First Aid Certificate
  • A current unrestricted NSW Driver's Licence
  • Ability to work various shifts (sleepover & active nights) throughout the week
  • Experience working with young people with trauma background

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
  • Salary packaging benefits through Maxxia
  • Hourly rate from $31.31 per hour + superannuation (dependent on qualifications)

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 Workers - Wollongong 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

Applications will be reviewed regularly.

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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