Youth Worker - Expression of Interest (Ipswich)

Carevolution

The Youth Sector is looking for candidates who truly want to make a difference in someone's life.

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The Youth Sector is looking for candidates who truly want to make a difference in someone’s life whilst commencing or further developing their own career.

Would you describe yourself as committed, empathetic, reliable, resilient, have integrity and are compassionate? Do you have the desire and enthusiasm to assist others to live the best version of their lives? Can you see yourself cheering from the sidelines as you celebrate the achievement of the person you support reaching their goals? Do you believe it is every person’s right to make their own choices? Do you often think outside the box?

Is this you? If the answer is yes then thus sector is looking for you!

What a Youth Worker does
  • Assist to develop the life skills of the people you support within the home, school and in the general
  • Supports children and young people of varied ages often with complex behavioural or medical needs
  • At times may need to assist or prompt with personal care, toileting, showering, daily grooming tasks
  • Assist in the administration of medication
  • Transportation to appointments, school, outings and community participation programs
  • Assist and implements personal growth and development plans for the child or young person
  • Coordinates and collaborates with school educators and assists in implementation of educational plans
Desired skills
  • Active role model who has the ability to put the needs of others first.
  • You listen
  • Ability to advocate and promote the child or young person’s rights and their self-determination
  • Ability to manage challenging situations
  • Available to work across a 7 day roster inclusive of varied day and night shifts
  • Have great time management
  • Build rapports with stakeholders
  • Motivate others
  • Committed
  • Empathetic
  • Reliable
  • Understanding of best practices within the Child, Youth and Family Sector
  • Work collaboratively with others
  • Solutions focused and forward thinking
  • Understanding of risk mitigation and safety of yourself and others
  • Knowledge of mental health
Essential Skills
  • Qualification – Possess or are currently working towards a diploma in youth Services or equivalent
  • First Aid Certificate
  • Computer Literacy – Ability to use Client Management Systems
  • WWCC Working with Children Check
  • National Police Check
  • Applicable State checks to work with vulnerable people if required
  • Knowledge of Child Protection and mandatory reporting within applicable state
  • Well-developed interpersonal, written communications literacy
  • Drivers Licence
  • Comprehensively insured roadworthy vehicle (community participation roles)
Understanding of the following:
  • Knowledge of the Child Protection within state.
Video Interview (Mandatory) - Questions

*Please allow no longer than 1-2 minutes per answer.

**After applying please send your video interview to hello@carevolution.com.au, we will use this for the candidate presentation which potential employers will view.

1.
Why do you want to work in the Disability, Child & Family or Aged Care industry and what would you bring to the role?
  
2. What is your understanding of quality and safeguarding?

3. Can you share with us a challenging situation you have had and how you handled it?

4. How do you maintain ‘professional boundaries’? 

5. Do you have any injuries that would prevent you from undertaking the tasks associated with a care worker position? 

About Sector

Youth Worker roles are often initially on a casual basis and progress to part or full time as you continue with the organisation. Hours usually are determined on the client base and if you are adapting easily to the working environment and tasks required. Organisation will support through training and mentoring opportunities to develop your skills further.