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Youth Support Worker (Male Only) | Ipswich

Connecting Families - Ipswich, QLD

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work
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About Us

Connecting Families’ vision and purpose is to bring communities together to ultimately create a better life for children, adults, and families. We possess a strong belief that every individual need is of the utmost importance and our entire team is committed on delivering this promise.

Supporting our vision are our CARE core values of Capability, Authenticity, Respect and Empowerment. It creates the foundation on not just what we do but how we come together. We pride ourselves on providing the highest quality of care to our clients and each other.

The Opportunity

The primary purpose of your role as a Youth Support Worker is to provide a safe environment, quality care and support for vulnerable young people and children who are in temporary and emergency care. You will play a critical role in ensuring

Reporting to the team leader, you will be responsible for providing the following high-quality services:

  • In-home and independent living support
  • Support to out of home care kids with disabilities
  • Supervised contact
  • Transport services
  • Develop positive relations with children and young people in care by helping them build their sense of self-regard, community inclusion and life skills
  • Encourage the development of social skills, both communication and social activities
  • Respite and emergency care
  • Assist with personal wellbeing and lifestyle management
  • Ad hoc general household tasks as required

About you

As the Youth Support Worker, you are a caring and passionate person who is looking to make a difference to the lives of those around you. You are also positive in nature and possess empathy for young adults and children in our care. In addition, you will have:

  • Demonstrated experience working within a Youth Service or Disability care environment
  • Excellent communication skills; both written and oral
  • Strong Interpersonal skills which will enable you to engage and build strong relationships with clients
  • A clear understanding and awareness of privacy and confidentiality principles
  • Ability to work various shifts (including sleepover & active nights) throughout the week
  • Current Police and Working with Children check (or willing to obtain)
  • Certificate IV or higher in Community Services or Youth Work
  • NDIS Workers Screening check (mandatory requirement)

If you are passionate about bringing out the best version of yourself and in others, join us and click the "Apply Now" link.

Please allow up to five days for your application to be reviewed however if you have any questions, please reach out to the recruitment team at recruitment@connectingfamilies.com.au.

Ipswich, QLD

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work


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