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Residential Youth Support Worker - Toowoomba


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ProCare Australia is the leading specialist recruitment agency for the community service industry in Australia, providing casual, locum and permanent career opportunities.

The Organisation:

Our client is a leading Queensland multicultural organisation who live their values. They grow their values across the and empower newly arrived Queenslanders from diverse cultural and language backgrounds through advocacy, community development and a range of client services.

They are the custodian of Unaccompanied Minors residing in the Toowoomba/Darling Downs regions. Residential Youth Support Workers play an integral role in creating and maintaining a safe and caring environment for the Unaccompanied Minors they support. Residential Youth Support Workers are expected to monitor and contribute to the day-to-day care of Unaccompanied Minors and actively support young people in the development of independent living skills.

The Role:

On behalf of our client, we are seeking to recruit qualified, flexible, hardworking and experienced Residential Youth Workers who can help provide support to a leading organisation in the sector.

Residential Youth Workers are highly valued workers within the community services industry, as they play a vital role in providing care to Children and Young People. Therefore, ProCare Australia seeks to recruit qualified workers that will be required on a casual ongoing basis in Out-of-Home Care services in the Toowoomba/Darling Downs region.

Whether you are an individual who has experience working within youth residential settings or similar, or are looking to expand your current skill set; ProCare Australia is looking to recruit suitable candidates whom we can select for our client.

If you possess passion to provide strength-based, client – centred support to Children and Young People residing in Out-of-Home Care, then we would love to hear from you.

Our client has 2 casual positions available in Toowoomba - expectation of 3-4 shifts minimum per week with potential to work full time hours.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Supporting the needs of Children and Young People and responding to challenging and pain-based behaviours they are likely to display
  • Providing practical & emotional support to ensure Children and Young People feel safe and cared for in their care environment
  • Role modelling appropriate emotion-based and hands-on behaviour to help build upon the children’s life skills
  • Supporting Children and Young People to build upon their strengths and attain developmental milestones within psychological, physical, social and educational areas of their life
  • Transporting Children and Young People to education, recreation, and medical appointments
  • Maintaining the home environment/general duties
  • Networking and building rapport with external professionals to ensure clear communication regularly transpires
  • Completing case notes and reports, updating records and compliance reports

To be Successful:

  • A minimum Cert IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention (Residential Care) or equivalent;
  • Relevant experience and skills in working with children and young people with complex needs, from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds;
  • A strong understanding and application of cross-cultural competency;
  • Ability to work consistently towards organisational goals and as an effective member of a team;
  • Good computer proficiency, written ability, time management and organisational skills;
  • Ability to work a rotating roster including sleepover shifts in the evenings and weekends;
  • A current Queensland driver license;
  • A current Blue Card;
  • A current National Police Check;
  • An understanding of trauma and attachment theories and the resulting behaviours likely to be demonstrated by our young people
  • Regular availability for day and evening shifts, sleep overs and weekend shifts

Desirable Skills and/or Experience:

  • Tertiary/Diploma level qualifications related to working with children and young people;
  • Current Senior First Aid;
  • Previous experience working with infants, children and young people (under the age of 18) in a support (residential or otherwise) context would be advantageous;
  • Strong understanding of child safety and relevant legislation.

Salary and Benefits

  • Level 3.1 / $38.78 per hour + 9.5% superannuation
  • Night, weekend and public holiday penalty rates on top of the base rate
  • Flexible working hours
  • 2 casual positions available in Toowoomba - expectation of 3-4 shifts minimum per week with potential to work full time hours

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Find out more about positions available at www.procareaustralia.com.au