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Youth Worker. Permanent, Part Time

Life Without Barriers - South Townsville, QLD

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work
Source: uWorkin


Job no: 496612
Employment type: Part Time
Location: Townsville & Northern QLD
Categories: Child, Youth & Family
  • Car and licence required | Working across the southern & northern suburbs of Brisbane
  • Work within the CARE framework | Foster care and Residential settings
  • Feel secure in your role - we are offering Permanent Part Time contracts
  • Starting rate $31.75 per hour + super + annual leave + sick leave + penalties rates
  • $300 bonus payment in recognition for completing all 10 modules prior to starting your first day
  • Need to be able to work on weekends
  • Prior experience with Trauma based behaviours essential

About the Organisation

Life Without Barriers is a leading social purpose, not for profit organisation of 8000 employees working in more than 500 communities across Australia. We support children, young people and families, people with disability, older people and people with mental illness. We work with people who are homeless and refugees and asylum seekers.

We want to employ people who reflect the diversity of our clients to ensure we can support each client's individual needs and wants. We encourage people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background and people with disability experience to apply.

About the Role

Working in line with the CARE model you will strive to enhance the lives of young people in our Child Youth & Family programs (including residential and foster & kinship care) incorporating a therapeutic, trauma informed approach.

Seeking experienced candidates to support young people that display complex and challenging behaviours as well as children with dual mental health and disability diagnosis.

Please note: We now have an intensive placement in Charters Towers so travel will be required. We run a 24/7 roster model and the successful candidates will be required to work weekends, sleepovers, and public holidays.

This is not an entry level role: You will have prior experience working with Trauma based behaviours and have or be working towards relevant qualifications.

Key Responsibilities

  • Form and maintain professional, nurturing relationships with children and young people by building trust through visible interest and active engagement
  • Act as an appropriate adult role model, seeking to engage young people in purposeful activities aimed at developing life skills and self-worth
  • Support the involvement of family and where applicable, facilitate family visits/connection and the promotion of positive family relationships with children and young people, to suit individual needs
  • Promote and encourage positive relationships with peers and other persons significant to the child/young person
  • Assist the child/young person to participate as full as possible in making decisions about the activities undertaken

Skills & Experience

  • Either hold or be actively working towards a Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention (Residential Care) or a recognised relevant qualification. please check the following site: https://peakcare.com.au/hopehealing/min-quals-res-care
  • Valid unrestricted Australian drivers’ licence.
  • Reliable vehicle you are willing to use for transporting clients to and from appointments
  • Valid First Aid Certificate and CPR Certification.
  • Be willing to hold and maintain 3rd party insurance on the vehicle and ensure your vehicle is regularly serviced
  • Complete Hope and Healing Framework Foundations prior to starting
  • Successful candidates will be required to clear probity checks including National Criminal History Record Check and Working with Children Check (where relevant to the role).

Successful candidates will be required to clear probity checks including National Criminal History Record Check and Working with Children Check (where relevant to the role).


  • Salary packaging tax benefits, Meal Entertainment benefit, novated leasing and more
  • Growing organisation with great career opportunities
  • Ongoing training and mentorship

How to Apply

Include your resume and covering letter in one document, click ‘Apply’ and follow the prompts. For any enquiries including persons with disability that require adjustments, contact recruitment@lwb.org.au

Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as applications may be reviewed prior to the closing date; and as such the closing date is subject to change without notice. Current application closing date is Sunday 13th June 2021.

Life Without Barriers supports the Royal Commission into violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with disability. We believe people with disability need to be heard and for these experiences to influence how support services like ours are delivered. View our statement here (https://bit.ly/2GzZGWA)

Advertised: 28 May 2021 E. Australia Standard Time
Applications close: 13 Jun 2021 23:55 E. Australia Standard Time

South Townsville, QLD

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work


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