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Youth Worker - Homelessness Crisis Accommodation

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Job Listing Date
16 Oct 2020
Location
Bundaberg & Wide Bay Burnett
Salary
$39.90 per hour + super
Work Type
Casual/Vacation
Classification
Community Services & Development, Housing & Homelessness Services

Youth Worker - Homelessness Crisis Accommodation

Provide practical and emotional support to Young People aged 16-24 who are homeless and in crisis. 24 hour Youth Refuge in Bundaberg

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

Have you ever left a difficult shift and felt like you weren’t supported?  As a ProCare Australia worker, you will have access to debriefing and support.  

Are you tired of not getting financially recognised for your skills and experience?  As a ProCare worker, you will be financially remunerated according to the likely challenges of your shift.  We provide direct support to clients too, so we will offer you an attractive hourly rate. Your shifts could range from short morning or afternoon shifts, full days and sleepover shifts. Nights, weekends and public holidays incurs higher penalty rates.

Have you ever felt pressure to back-fill a shift, but not been shown any appreciation when you make an effort?  The very nature of your work with ProCare is flexibility.  Got an important event coming up, let us know your availability each week and we will work around you.  Our exclusive mixed rotating roster promotes work-life balance for all our staff.  On a side note, we’ll also match your location with the client so you won’t have to worry about lengthy commutes or extensive travel.

About the role:

We are seeking experienced and qualified Youth Workers to work in a refuge operating 24/7 to support Young People ages 16-24 who are homeless, or at risk of becoming homeless. If you share our passion for delivering quality client-centred services that significantly improve the lives of Young People we’d love to hear from you.

You will be responsible for:

  • Develop a co-operative relationship with all staff members, to ensure an effective team approach to program implementations and service delivery
  • Develop a co-opoerative relationship with the clients ensuring that each client is treated with respect, dignity and confidentiality
  • Inform the Team Leader of any critical incidents and other information that they require to effectively manage their responsibilities
  • Work in Conjunction with other youth workers to ensure the Supported Accommodation Assistance Program (SAAP) runs effectively on a day to day basis
  • Provide direct support to clients using a case management framework
  • Provide adequate orientation, including ‘Code of Conduct’ to all new clients on admission to the Youth Refuge
  • Plan, develop, implement and evaluate appropriate life skills and other programs for clients
  • Participate in the collection of data and report writing

To be Successful, you will have:

  • A minimum Certificate IV level qualification in a child/youth related field 
  • A current Blue Card 
  • A current LCS check (or willingness to obtain one)
  • A current First Aid & CPR Certificate 
  • Experience working with young people who are homeless and/or in crisis within a Case Management Framework
  • A high level of reporting skills and computer literacy
  • 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
  • A vehicle with full comprehensive car insurance and open drivers licence

Desirable:

  • Hope and Healing Certificate
  • Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI) trained
  • Youth Mental Health First Aid
  • Experience working with Indigenous and CALD clients
  • COVID19 Training

Salary & Benefits

  • $39.90 per hour + super 
  • Night and weekend penalty rates on top of the base rate
  • Flexible working hours

Click apply and we'll be in touch shortly.
 

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

Michelle McNamara | Recruitment Consultant
(07) 3807 2833
mm@procareaustralia.com.au

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

Have you ever left a difficult shift and felt like you weren’t supported?  As a ProCare Australia worker, you will have access to debriefing and support.  

Are you tired of not getting financially recognised for your skills and experience?  As a ProCare worker, you will be financially remunerated according to the likely challenges of your shift.  We provide direct support to clients too, so we will offer you an attractive hourly rate. Your shifts could range from short morning or afternoon shifts, full days and sleepover shifts. Nights, weekends and public holidays incurs higher penalty rates.

Have you ever felt pressure to back-fill a shift, but not been shown any appreciation when you make an effort?  The very nature of your work with ProCare is flexibility.  Got an important event coming up, let us know your availability each week and we will work around you.  Our exclusive mixed rotating roster promotes work-life balance for all our staff.  On a side note, we’ll also match your location with the client so you won’t have to worry about lengthy commutes or extensive travel.

About the role:

We are seeking experienced and qualified Youth Workers to work in a refuge operating 24/7 to support Young People ages 16-24 who are homeless, or at risk of becoming homeless. If you share our passion for delivering quality client-centred services that significantly improve the lives of Young People we’d love to hear from you.

You will be responsible for:

  • Develop a co-operative relationship with all staff members, to ensure an effective team approach to program implementations and service delivery
  • Develop a co-opoerative relationship with the clients ensuring that each client is treated with respect, dignity and confidentiality
  • Inform the Team Leader of any critical incidents and other information that they require to effectively manage their responsibilities
  • Work in Conjunction with other youth workers to ensure the Supported Accommodation Assistance Program (SAAP) runs effectively on a day to day basis
  • Provide direct support to clients using a case management framework
  • Provide adequate orientation, including ‘Code of Conduct’ to all new clients on admission to the Youth Refuge
  • Plan, develop, implement and evaluate appropriate life skills and other programs for clients
  • Participate in the collection of data and report writing

To be Successful, you will have:

  • A minimum Certificate IV level qualification in a child/youth related field 
  • A current Blue Card 
  • A current LCS check (or willingness to obtain one)
  • A current First Aid & CPR Certificate 
  • Experience working with young people who are homeless and/or in crisis within a Case Management Framework
  • A high level of reporting skills and computer literacy
  • 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
  • A vehicle with full comprehensive car insurance and open drivers licence

Desirable:

  • Hope and Healing Certificate
  • Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI) trained
  • Youth Mental Health First Aid
  • Experience working with Indigenous and CALD clients
  • COVID19 Training

Salary & Benefits

  • $39.90 per hour + super 
  • Night and weekend penalty rates on top of the base rate
  • Flexible working hours

Click apply and we'll be in touch shortly.
 

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

The application form will include these questions:
  • How many years' experience do you have as a youth worker?
  • Do you have a current Working With Children (WWC) Check?
  • Do you have a current Police Check (National Police Certificate) for employment?
  • Do you have a current Australian driver's licence?
  • Have you completed a qualification in community services?

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