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Therapeutic Care Workers



SYC has a relentless belief in people and their potential. We provide services that foster wellbeing, independence and opportunity for all Australians.

A not-for-profit organisation, SYC invests back into the Australian community, helping tens of thousands of people every year with housing, education and employment. Founded in 1958 to support young people experiencing disadvantage, we now extend this expertise to people of all ages.


HYPA Homes provides therapeutic home environments for young people with histories of complex trauma, abuse and neglect.

HYPA Homes uses an attachment and trauma-informed approach to the care of young people. Young people will be provided with a sense of family, support to heal, positively connect with others and rebuild their lives.

We are now looking for Therapeutic Care Workers to work within our HYPA Homes across casual and permanent part-time positions.

Our Therapeutic Care Workers are responsible for creating a home environment for young people and therefore work across 24/7 rotating rostered shifts, which include day shifts, night shifts, sleepovers, weekends and public holidays.

Duties of the successful applicant include:

  • Build and promote a positive and thriving community that supports the young people residing in our homes.
  • Work with young people in a manner informed by attachment and trauma informed care.
  • Ensure all essential needs are met for the young person within the home such as providing a balanced diet, prompts with hygiene, support for school engagement, and creating positive life experiences.
  • Promote independent living skills including assistance with cooking, meal planning, budgeting, shopping, and maintaining a house and other daily living requirements.
  • Maintain and contribute to individual Therapeutic Care Plans for each young person within the home.
  • Mentor and coach young people to assist them to achieve their goals.
  • Assist and support young people to develop links and build their capacity to be part of their community.


The successful applicant/s will require the following Qualifications and Experience:

  • Minimum Certificate IV qualification in a relevant discipline (e.g. Youth Work, Social Work, Social Science, Counselling) is essential.
  • Current HLTAID003 Provide First Aid Certificate or equivalent is essential.
  • Experience in working with young people with complex trauma is essential.
  • Experience in developing case plans and case noting and report writing is desirable.

This position is dependent on ongoing program funding.

Please click "Apply Now" below and upload your CV and cover letter.

For more information, please contact Nadia Pachon, Talent and Recruitment Consultant on 0418 297 377.

SYC is a Child Safe organisation and will require the successful applicant to complete pre-employment checks including a Child Related Employment Screening/ WWCC.

SYC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is proud of our diverse workforce. We encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people with disabilities to apply.

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