- Regional QLD > Mackay
- Job posted on: 9th May 2022
- Applications close:
Please note: To be considered for and appointed to a position at Life Without Barriers, you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or hold a valid medical exemption certificate. You will be required to provide evidence of your vaccination status during the recruitment process.
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.
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 currently seeking experienced candidates to support young people that display complex and challenging behaviours as well as children with dual mental health and disability diagnosis. Please be aware that you will often be working on your own during shifts and as such you will need be confident and have relevant experience to draw on.
Our Child, Youth and Family program in Mackay supports children and young people within a Residential service (aged between 12-16) who present with high complex needs, including high medical needs, mental health, disability, emotional and complex behavioural issues. Our ideal candidates will work closely with other staff to assist young people to heal from their trauma and achieve their potential whilst planning for permanency.
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.
We have two positions that require availability from Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. They will be sleep over shifts commencing at 4pm, concluding at 8am the following day
We have another two positions where shift patterns can be negotiated with the successful applicants.
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).
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Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as applications may be reviewed prior to the closing date; and as such the closing date is subject to change without notice.
We are dedicated to playing our part to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and bring continuity of care and support to our clients. 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.