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Residential Youth Worker - Horsham

Uniting (Victoria and Tasmania) Limited

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  • A role with impact supporting young people living in residential houses in Horsham.
  • 25% casual loading + increase take-home pay with up to $15,900 salary packaging benefits.
  • Casual shifts available for 24 / 7 roster - comprehensive induction & mentoring provided.

About the opportunity

Whether you are an experienced youth worker seeking flexibility with your hours or you’re ready for your next career, one that will have a positive impact in your local community – we would love to hear from you.

As a Residential Youth Worker, you will play a key role in the lives of young people currently living in residential services, supporting them to live safely within our houses and accompanying them on outings. It’s hands-on, often challenging, but can also be rewarding. You will help create an environment that promotes positive respect and provides care that meets a young person's needs.

View the full position description Here.

What’s on offer

You will receive a comprehensive induction and mentoring program to support your transition into the role and ensure your success. Our program operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Shifts include 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm, and a sleepover shift from 4:00 pm to 11:00 pm - sleep - 7:00 am to 9:00 am.

In addition to the base hourly rate and superannuation, you’ll also receive 25% casual loading. You can also increase your take-home pay by accessing salary packaging benefits, which can be used for living expenses such as groceries, bills, clothing, streaming services, and more.

Paid Parental Leave for up to 10 weeks. 

10% gap discount for childcare services with Uniting Early Learning

About you

You will bring with you a Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention or other relevant recognised qualification.  If you are currently completing your qualification or about to commence study in this area – talk to us, we may be able to support you.

You will also have:

  • Current Drivers licence in Australia.
  • An understanding of trauma-informed practice.
  • A passion for youth work, ideally experience in residential care
  • Great problem-solving skills, and calm under pressure.

How to apply

Click APPLY NOW to submit your interest and we’ll be in touch shortly. We’ll be reviewing applications as they come through as we’re keen to engage with someone.

If you’d like to know more, please contact Fred Albrecht, Team Leader, on 0437 799 848 (during business hours).

About Uniting

At Uniting we are passionate about working together to inspire people, enliven communities and confront injustice. We have a 5,000 strong workforce of employees and volunteers who deliver a diverse range of services across Victoria and Tasmania.

Visit us: vt.uniting.org.

Uniting is a child safe organisation and is committed in everyday practice to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all children, at all times. As a ‘child safe’ organisation, employment with Uniting is subject to a satisfactory national (and international where relevant) police check and relevant Working with Children Check in your State prior to commencement of any paid or unpaid work and/or participation in any service or undertaking.

Uniting is also committed to equal opportunity and ensuring the workplace is reflective of the community. We encourage people from different backgrounds to apply, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with a disability.

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