Residential Care Worker - Full Time & Casual Opportunities!

Newcastle, Maitland & Hunter
Community Services & Development
Child Welfare, Youth & Family Services
Full time
Posted 30d ago

About Us
Premier Youthworks provides Therapeutic Residential Care and support services for children and young people with complex needs arising from a history of childhood abuse and neglect. We focus on being a client centred, people focused organisation.

The Opportunity
Being a Residential Care Worker is something uniquely different with no two days or client the same. We offer a great rotating roster, with a 4 on / 4 off structure for full time employees. We currently have full time and casual positions on offer. 

Our Residential Care team assist with creating a unique, family home setting, which will allow Children and Young People to grow in a safe, caring and nurturing environment.
You will help support the development of each young person and the running of the household by performing duties such as (but not limited to):

  • Provide personal care and support which will include daily living skills and routines.
  • Supporting positive behaviour and activities, whilst discouraging antisocial behaviour.
  • Completing daily administration activities such as report writing, shift notes, incident reports and liaising with case managers to execute case plans.

What we are looking for
You will be an enthusiastic, resilient and an understanding role model with “a never give up attitude” working with our Young People and Children facilitating behavioural support, educational assistance and the development of independent living skills.
To be successful in the role you will need to have:

  • Experience working with Young People/Children in a related or unrelated sector.
  • Attained or working towards a relevant Diploma level qualification in Community services, Youthwork/Social Work, Psychology or Mental Health related (desirable)
  • Valid Working with Children Check (for paid employment) or be willing and eligible to obtain one prior to commencement
  • Current First Aid certificate (HLTAID003 or equivalent)
  • Valid Current Driver's Licence and Driving History Report
  • Current National Police Check,

What we can offer you
As well as the opportunity to be part of a dedicated team, truly making a difference and impact on the lives of Young People our offer is attractive including:

  • Monthly in-house and paid professional training, including a 5 day comprehensive Induction Program
  • A great platform for a career change; we train you in the role
  • Use of a company motor vehicle during work hours
  • Shift support of a Team Manager including 24/7 on call
  • Shift work, including night and weekend work with relevant penalty rates

If you are interested in joining the Premier Youthworks team click 'Apply for this job' below.  Please ensure you include a cover letter and an updated resume.
To learn more about us, our story and what we do please visit our website at 

Premier Youthworks is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages women, people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent and people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds to be part of an organisation that promotes a diverse and safe work environment.

Employer questions

Your application will include the following questions:
  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in Australia?
  • Do you have a current Australian driver's licence?
  • How much notice are you required to give your current employer?
  • Are you available to work public holidays?
  • How many hours are you available to work per week?

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