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Residential Care Worker

Employment Type: Full Time and Casual

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Location: Newcastle & Central Coast Region

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Our Team

Being a Residential Care Worker is something uniquely different with no two days or client the same.

We work together, with Children and Young People, encouraging them to begin the process of moving through their trauma allowing them a safe space to feel fulfilled as well-functioning members of our community.

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.


The Opportunity

We are currently expanding our teams to support new referrals in our care and are seeking compassionate, resilient and dedicated individuals that genuinely want to make a positive impact to Children and Young People.

We are currently recruiting for both Casual and Full Time Roles.

Full Time employees complete a shift pattern of 4 on / 4 off. The 4 on days consist of 2 Day shifts and 2 Sleepover shifts. This is over an 8 week rotating roster.

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 may include activities of daily living such as showering, dressing, eating and otherwise.
  • Operate and maintain care of the household essential daily routines such as: preparation of nutritionally based meals, all usual domestic duties such as cleaning and shopping, and all activities developed for each child as part of their Individual Treatment Plan.
  • Transporting children/young people to and from school, as well as to and from any co-curricular activities and appointments.
  • Supervise and/or administering of medication to be taken by clients
  • Purchase any clothes, household items, food and toys needed out of the weekly budget.
  • Completing appropriate documentation and writing case notes at the end of each shift.

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 and certification in Therapeutic Crisis Intervention
  • Internal succession opportunities and secondments
  • Use of a company motor vehicle during work hours
  • Opportunity to have “a voice” and contribute in fortnightly Care team clinical review meetings
  • Shift support of a Team Manager including 24/7 on call
  • Shift work, including night and weekend work
  • Employee Assistance Program


What we are looking for

You will be an enthusiastic, resilient and understanding role model who engages in positive activities with our Children and Young People including: behavioural support, educational assistance and the development of independent living skills.

Our strong supportive structure delivers quality services to the Children and Young People in our care and as such we require you to establish:

  • Attained or working towards a relevant Diploma level qualification in Community services, Youthwork/Social Work, Psychology or Mental Health related.  (Desirable)
  • Experience working with Young People/Children in a related or unrelated sector.
  • Knowledge of the out-of-home care and residential care system (highly regarded)
  • 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
  • Current National Australian Federal Police (AFP) Check

If you are interested in joining the PYW 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  https://premieryouthworks.com.au

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.

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