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Residential Youth Worker - Newcastle / Central Coast

WorkPac Health and Social Care

About BRC Recruitment

We are a leading Health and Social Care recruitment agency assisting specialist support professionals into jobs in the healthcare, not for profit and government sector for permanent, contract and casual employment throughout Australia.

The Role

BRC Recruitment is seeking experienced and passionate youth workers to join our established casual pool. The role will provide intensive therapeutic care and support to young people living in Intensive Therapeutic Care, Crisis Accommodation and Alternative Care Arrangements in multiple locations across NSW.

A residential youth worker is responsible for providing care and support to young people who may have experienced or been impacted by trauma. As a result of the young persons' history, they may also have complex and challenging behaviours. A residential youth worker will provide positive modelling and behavioural support whilst also focusing on promoting independence and skill-building.

A residential youth worker will contribute to the wider wellbeing of the young person. This will be achieved by providing accurate and detailed shift reports, incident reports and progress notes and working collaboratively with the wider care team. Also, the youth worker will contribute to the health, safety, and hygiene of the physical environment.

Essential Requirements

Education:

  • Diploma in Community Services, Youth Work, or similar discipline

Experience and understanding:

  • A minimum of 6 months paid experience in a residential out of home care or intensive therapeutic care setting for young people with complex trauma
  • An understanding of Trauma-Informed Care
  • Demonstrated experience managing complex and challenging behaviours
  • Understanding of professional boundaries
  • Knowledge and understanding of National Standards for Out of Home Care and The Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Act 1998
  • Effective verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills

Certificates and licenses:

  • Working with Children Check
  • Willingness to undergo a police check
  • Unrestricted NSW Driver's License
  • Provide First Aid Certificate HLTAID003 less than 3 years old
  • Provide CPR HLTAID001 less than 12 months old
  • Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (desirable)
  • Mental Health First Aid (desirable)

Reward and Recognition

  • Flexible hours across 7 days
  • Above award remuneration, starting at $39.69 + Super
  • Opportunity to work with several leading organisation

Due to the high volume of responses only successful candidates will be contacted, thank you for your understanding.

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