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Residential Youth Worker


Any Industry
Source: uWorkin

Source: uWorkin


The Opportunity

We are currently seeking humble, hard working, emotionally intelligent and creative Residentail Care Practitioners to join our Toowoomba Out of Home Care team on a Part Time basis. 

Our Residential Care Practitioners work with young people in our care who have moderate to extreme needs, supporting them to:

  • Feel safe and nurtured in a stable environment
  • Feel a strong sense of identity and belonging
  • Build positive and trusting connections with family, friends and community
  • Learn and develop to their full potential
  • Make healthy lifestyle choices and access health care services
  • Develop strong social and interpersonal skills

In addition to the above your role will also include but not be limited to:

  • Maintaining a Clean and Safe home environment
  • Managing Day to Day tasks within the context of a residential care home
  • Completing verbal and written reports as and when required

What you'll need:

Working with young people in residential care who have complex and challenging needs will require a calm and non-judgemental nature. You will be emotionally intelligent, creative and flexible and be able to build strong relationships with the young people. A solid understanding of the child protection system as well as having a strong therapeutic background would be highly advantageous. 

  • Hold a minimum Cert IV or above in Human Services, Community Services, Youth Services or related field
  • Completion of the Hope and Healing Framework Foundations Training or be willing to undertake this.
  • Willingness to work in a 24hr roster system
  • Current Blue Card (Working with Children)
  • A current Qld Open Driver Licence
  • A senior First Aid Certificate 

Supporting you to support others: 

As one of the largest employers in the sector and the state, UnitingCare offers the opportunity to develop your skills with a values based organization where people are at the centre of everything we do. We’re proudly not-for-profit and offer you:

  • Access to salary packaging & meal and entertainment benefits
  • Flexible work arrangements to support work-life balance
  • Employee assistance, health & wellness programs
  • Values-based culture & rewards and recognition
  • Ongoing learning & development

Ready to work together? 

Our application process takes less than 15 minutes – Click the ‘APPLY’ button below to be taken to our online application process and upload your resume and cover letter.

Our team are available to answer any questions you may have. We’ll do our best to get back to you 2 weeks from the closing date.

UnitingCare is committed to being a child safe, child friendly organisation and for all children who come into contact with our services we will provide welcoming, safe and nurturing services, prevent child abuse and neglect within our services and appropriately and immediately address child abuse and neglect if it does occur 

Through our values UnitingCare are proud of our teams diversity, we believe in the strength of a diverse and inclusive workforce to help us achieve the best outcomes for the communities in which we operate and serve. We highly encourage applications from people who identify as a part of the Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Community.