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Youth Worker

Advertiser: Anglicare Southern Queensland3.386 out of 53.4 overall rating (57 employee reviews) More jobs from this company

Job Information

Job Listing Date
25 Mar 2020
Location
Sunshine Coast
Salary
Circa $30.49 per hour
Work Type
Casual/Vacation
Classification
Community Services & Development, Child Welfare, Youth & Family Services
Youth Worker
About the Position
Anglicare’s Children & Families have a long history of providing family and children support services, including family intervention, foster and kinship care, counselling, relationship support and much more. We provide Fostering, Residential and Semi-Independent services to children and young people with complex support needs, who are not able to live with their own family and are living in out-of-home-care.
  
Our compassionate and proactive team are looking for positive, caring and professional Youth Workers to provide care and/or support to children and young people, in out of home care and/or living within at-risk families, within the Gympie area. Our Youth Workers work sleepover shifts (up to four per fortnight; 24-hour shifts with an 8 hour sleep component), for 24/7 cover of residentials,  and we have multiple casual positions available for dedicated and flexible carers for both weekdays and weekends so good availability is required. 
  
The daily care provided by Youth Workers will include supporting young people with education, medical appointments, family contact, social and cultural connections, positive living skills and budgeting, and enhances the development of self-regard, community inclusion and family relationships. 
  
About You
Complimenting your exceptional communication skills and previous experience in child and family support will be:
  • Ability to engage children and youth quickly and effectively and support them in the development of independent living skills
  • Sound understanding of child behaviour and development, working from a trauma-informed framework
  • Ability to observe and navigate the complex family dynamics often present for children in care
  • Confidence and professional response to crisis situations - working within risk and compliance guidelines
  • A team player who works in a collaborative manner, but is capable of operating autonomously on a daily basis
  • Leadership skills and ability to provide a positive adult role model to young people, assisting them to develop confidence and self-worth
  • Effective contribution to Care Plans by providing evidence-based insight, assessments and evaluations
You are required to hold:
  • Certificate IV or Diploma in Child, Youth & Family Intervention, Youth Services, Community Services or similar
  • A valid Blue Card (Working with Children)
  • Current First Aid Certificate with CPR
  • A current Queensland Driver Licence
  • Be willing and able work a roster which will include weekends and overnight shifts
What We Offer
Anglicare is committed to building a highly skilled workforce, assisted by a dedicated management team.  We support our staff with learning and development initiatives, an employee benefits program and progressive human resources management strategies, and are recognised as a leading employer in the non-profit sector.  You will also enjoy:
  • Working in your local community, providing encouragement and development to children and young people
  • The opportunity to further develop your skills in Children and Family services
  • Career progression and growth in the form of internal and external training
  • A balance of work and other commitments with casual hours
What happens now?
Please send us your current resume. Once we receive your application, you will be sent a link to complete a short, 15-minute on-line assessment and shortlisting will take place soon after.


For further information please contact

Isabel Monaghan
07 3340 9230

Applications close

Monday 27th April 2020


Anglicare is committed to building an inclusive and diverse workforce and encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, those from cultural and linguistically diverse backgrounds, LGBTIQ+ communities, people with disabilities and people with a lived experience of mental health issues.  We promote a child-safe environment and are committed to providing on-going care and protection.

Isabel Monaghan
07 3340 9230
About the Position
Anglicare’s Children & Families have a long history of providing family and children support services, including family intervention, foster and kinship care, counselling, relationship support and much more. We provide Fostering, Residential and Semi-Independent services to children and young people with complex support needs, who are not able to live with their own family and are living in out-of-home-care.
  
Our compassionate and proactive team are looking for positive, caring and professional Youth Workers to provide care and/or support to children and young people, in out of home care and/or living within at-risk families, within the Gympie area. Our Youth Workers work sleepover shifts (up to four per fortnight; 24-hour shifts with an 8 hour sleep component), for 24/7 cover of residentials,  and we have multiple casual positions available for dedicated and flexible carers for both weekdays and weekends so good availability is required. 
  
The daily care provided by Youth Workers will include supporting young people with education, medical appointments, family contact, social and cultural connections, positive living skills and budgeting, and enhances the development of self-regard, community inclusion and family relationships. 
  
About You
Complimenting your exceptional communication skills and previous experience in child and family support will be:
  • Ability to engage children and youth quickly and effectively and support them in the development of independent living skills
  • Sound understanding of child behaviour and development, working from a trauma-informed framework
  • Ability to observe and navigate the complex family dynamics often present for children in care
  • Confidence and professional response to crisis situations - working within risk and compliance guidelines
  • A team player who works in a collaborative manner, but is capable of operating autonomously on a daily basis
  • Leadership skills and ability to provide a positive adult role model to young people, assisting them to develop confidence and self-worth
  • Effective contribution to Care Plans by providing evidence-based insight, assessments and evaluations
You are required to hold:
  • Certificate IV or Diploma in Child, Youth & Family Intervention, Youth Services, Community Services or similar
  • A valid Blue Card (Working with Children)
  • Current First Aid Certificate with CPR
  • A current Queensland Driver Licence
  • Be willing and able work a roster which will include weekends and overnight shifts
What We Offer
Anglicare is committed to building a highly skilled workforce, assisted by a dedicated management team.  We support our staff with learning and development initiatives, an employee benefits program and progressive human resources management strategies, and are recognised as a leading employer in the non-profit sector.  You will also enjoy:
  • Working in your local community, providing encouragement and development to children and young people
  • The opportunity to further develop your skills in Children and Family services
  • Career progression and growth in the form of internal and external training
  • A balance of work and other commitments with casual hours
What happens now?
Please send us your current resume. Once we receive your application, you will be sent a link to complete a short, 15-minute on-line assessment and shortlisting will take place soon after.


For further information please contact

Isabel Monaghan
07 3340 9230

Applications close

Monday 27th April 2020


Anglicare is committed to building an inclusive and diverse workforce and encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, those from cultural and linguistically diverse backgrounds, LGBTIQ+ communities, people with disabilities and people with a lived experience of mental health issues.  We promote a child-safe environment and are committed to providing on-going care and protection.

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