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Residential Care Practitioner

Randstad - Cairns City, QLD

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work
Source: uWorkin



Based in Cairns, this position will see you supporting young people in care, who have been through trauma, helping them to develop positive routines and structures to enable them to live their life to the fullest, with your help, support, and care.

This position is a full-time position, however, you would need to be able to commit to sleepover shifts, shifts work on a 2-week rotating roster.

Your new workplace is a community Not-For-Profit that is looking for a vibrant new member to join their Cairns team. They provide health and community services to thousands of people every day through its services in Health, Community Services, Aged Care, Disability, and Family Services.


  • MUST have a Certificate IV and OR Diploma in Youth Work or Bachelor in a related field
  • Ability to work with young people and other staff
  • Resilience to work in crisis situations and with challenging behaviours
  • Willingness to work in a team environment in which 24-hour support is given, and be willing to work sleepover shifts
  • Current Driver's License
  • Current Blue Card & LCS2 clearance (or willing to complete)
  • Hope & Healing Framework training (completed, or willing to complete)
  • Working for a highly respected Not-For-Profit Community organisation
  • On the job training, development, and mentoring
  • High hourly $$ and allowances
  • Flexible working hours
  • Great career development opportunities- opportunities to become a permanent staff member and grow within the organisation
Be passionate about the lives of children and young people and influence outcomes
  • Undertake lead/key work responsibility for allocated children and young people
  • Translate Care Plans and Case Plans into practice
  • Working closely with other team members in a 24-hour environment
  • Focus daily on well-being, socialisation, positive relationships, building
And maintaining connections to family and culture, education, and learning * You will be responsible for making a difference in these young people's lives and helping to set them up for a better future.
  • ASAP Starts available depending on LCS2 clearance
If this job sounds perfect for you please apply now or send your resume to - if you would like to discuss further call me on 1 300 289 817

I am committed to helping you on your journey, I promise to update you in the process and provide you with opportunities that align with your goals.

Not the perfect role for you but you would still like some advice around a new opportunity? Please contact Kate on the above - I would love to hear from you!

Our commitment to safeguarding people.

Randstad is committed to the safety and well being of all the people we provide support and care to including children and vulnerable individuals. We take steps to achieve this through our candidate application process. All applicants are required to provide criminal history checks such as a valid Police Check, and where necessary a valid state-based Working with Children Check and/or a National Police Check which are thoroughly screened. Other necessary screening/proof of registrations will be required depending upon your role type. In some circumstances and International Police Clearance is also required. Your consultant will be able to advise if this is applicable to you. Lastly, references are conducted in relation to the applicants' interactions with individuals under your care using an online platform that has an inbuilt fraud alert. Employment is subject to clearance of all relevant checks to ensure the safeguarding of vulnerable people and children who may be in your care.


youth worker - cairns - youth - trauma

  • Certificate/Diploma in Youth Work or Bachelor in a related field,*Passionate and dedicated to assisting children who have trauma & helping them

Associate Degree/Diploma


Cairns City, QLD

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work


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