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Youth Worker (Residential) - Devon Park

Life Without Barriers (National)

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

Working in line with the CARE model you will strive to enhance the lives of children and young people in our Child Youth & Family programs incorporating a therapeutic, trauma informed approach.

We are seeking experienced candidates to support young people that display complex and challenging behaviours as well as children with dual mental health and disability diagnosis. You offer energy, safety, flexibility and commitment in your work through genuine, caring and sensitive engagement.

You will be supporting young people with such things as school pick up, meal prep, community access, in home support and working closely in line with their goals.

Please note: our residential services, located in Devon Park and Enfield, run a 24/7 roster model and the successful candidates will be required to work weekdays, weekends, sleepovers, and public holidays.

Key Responsibilities  

  • Form and maintain professional, nurturing relationships with children and young people by building trust through visible interest and active engagement
  • Act as an appropriate adult role model, seeking to engage young people in purposeful activities aimed at developing life skills and self-worth
  • Support the involvement of family and where applicable, facilitate family visits/connection and the promotion of positive family relationships with children and young people, to suit individual needs
  • Promote and encourage positive relationships with peers and other persons significant to the child/young person
  • Assist the child/young person to participate as full as possible in making decisions about the activities undertaken

Skills & Experience

  • Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention (or similar)
  • Full Australian Drivers Licence
  • First Aid Certificate (or willingness to obtain prior to commencement)
  • psychological assessment for employment in a children's residential facility (pre if you come with, must be obtained prior to commencement) 

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

Benefits

  • Salary packaging tax benefits, meal entertainment benefit, novated leasing and more
  • Growing organisation with great career opportunities
  • Ongoing training and mentorship

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 recruitment@lwb.org.au, using the subject line: Youth Worker (Residential) enquiry via EthicalJobs. Please note that we do not accept applicants to this email address, they must be submitted online.

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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