Youth and Disability Support Workers

Healthcare Australia

Residential Youth Workers and Disability Support Workers needed to support and empower Adults and Children with complex needs in the Cairns Region.

  • Excellent Pay from $29.00 to $65.00 an hour
  • Flexible work opportunities
  • Temp to Perm opportunities available
Healthcare Australia (HCA) is a national organisation specialising in providing recruitment services to the health and care industry throughout Australia.  HCA Community Care division focuses on providing experienced workers to support Adults, Youth and Children in a community setting.

The Role - Youth & Disability Support Workers
Working with Youth and/or Children in a variety of settings including Residential Out of Home care, Foster care, Contact supervision or Working with Adults and Children in a variety of settings including Adult Residential, SIL Programs, Day Programs, Community Access and In Home Support. High behavioural skills and high care experience would be an advantage. Shifts are located in Cairns and it's surrounding areas. Some duties may include but are not limited to: 
  • Daily living assistance including meal preparation, cleaning
  • Personal care prompting and assistance 
  • Community Access and transportation
  • Providing positive behaviour support
Mandatory Requirements:
  • Minimum 12 months Paid experience working in a similar role
  • Hold or willing to obtain a QLD WWCC (Blue Card) and QLD Positive Notice (Yellow Card)
  • Hold or studying a Certificate IV in a related field - Youth Settings
  • Flexible availability - Able to cover AM/PM, Sleepovers, Weekends shifts as required
  • Willing to travel for long and short shifts in the area
  • First Aid Certificate issued within the last 3 years (or willing to obtain)
  • CPR Certificate issued within the last 12 months (or willing to obtain)
  • Evidence of work rights (e.g. Passport or Birth Certificate)
  • Unrestricted QLD Driver Licence
  • Hold or be working toward a relevant Qualification (Cert IV or higher) - YOUTH/ROOHC Setting
  • Comprehensively insured vehicle that can be used for work purposes
  • Smartphone(iOS or Android)
Highly regarded skills and experience:
  • Experience supporting complex and challenging behaviours including verbal/physical aggression, property damage and self-harm
  • Experience and training in complex supports such as PEG feeding/management, Epilepsy, Manual Handling (hoisting), BGL's.
  • MAYBO or other Behaviour support Training is highly regarded
  • Hold a current LCS clearance (Licensing of Care Services Clearance)

The Benefits
  • 24 hour support from a dedicated team
  • Manage your shifts and payroll on our easy to use APP
  • Weekly payroll
  • Flexible hours and days of work
  • Supportive team environment
  • Competitive remuneration
  • Potential to work in other divisions within Healthcare Australia (NDIS, Aged Care, Nursing etc)
  • Potential to transfer to other states if you are looking at moving

Apply Today  

Due to the high volume of applications, we will only be contacting successful candidates for screening. Successful applicants will be required to clear all relevant probity checks before starting in the role.

To apply for this role, please follow the link and submit your resume. HCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applicants who have an indigenous and/or culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) background.