Youth Worker - Residental Youth Care (Gympie)

Anglicare Southern Queensland

Work with a diverse and varying workload increasing your knowledge base, experience while also benefit from ongoing training

  • Excellent training opportunities provided
  • 24 hours shifts available that include sleepover components
  • Work with a supportive team within a larger not-for-profit organisation
What We Offer
  • 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
Anglicare is committed to building a highly skilled workforce and are recognised as a leading employer in the non-profit sector.  Join our team today and make a difference within your local community & to your working life.

About You
  • Certificate IV or Diploma in Child, Youth & Family Intervention, Youth Services, Community Services or similar
  • A valid Blue Card (Working with Children Check)
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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  Part Time 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, throughout the Gympie area. Our Youth Workers work sleepover shifts (up to four per fortnight; 24-hour shifts with an 8 hour sleep component) and we have multiple casual positions available for dedicated and flexible carers for both weekdays and weekends.
  
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. 

   
Application Process:

Please upload  a copy of your current resume and cover letter.
We will connect with you to complete an online assessment when you are shortlisted and arrange interviews soon after.

For further information please contact
Isabel Monaghan
07 3340 9230

Applications close 28 January 2021

Previous candidates need not apply
 
Shortlisted applicants will be asked to complete a Pre-Employment Assessment that requires disclosure of pre-existing injuries, illnesses or conditions that could reasonably be aggravated by performing the duties of this position.

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. 

The blue card system is changing on 31 August 2020. From then, anyone working with children will need to have a valid blue card before they begin work.

We will not consider any candidate who does not hold a valid Blue Card.


Find out more here:
https://www.qld.gov.au/law/laws-regulated-industries-and-accountability/queensland-laws-and-regulations/regulated-industries-and-licensing/blue-card/system/review/no-card-no-start

Anglicare Southern Queensland is a Child Safe Organisation.