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Youth Support Worker

Lifestyle Solutions - Sydney, NSW

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  • Wyndham Location
  • Permanent Part-time position
  • Make a positive difference in a young person's life

Our Out of Home Care Program (OOHC) exists to enhance the quality of life for the children and young people we support as well as families and carers. We cater for children and young people with low to high support needs living in OOHC by providing innovative support and creating safe, nurturing and secure environments. The East Kimberley team are looking for mature, dedicated and self-motivated individuals to fill casual support worker positions in Wyndham

Own It - How we get the job done

To meet the needs of the people we support, our ideal applicant will be experienced supporting young people with challenging behaviours, high and complex needs in a residential care setting. They are people who are able to assist, enable, encourage, and above all respect the young people they work with. Their primary focus is to ensure we deliver quality, person-centered support that enhances quality of life, promotes individual choice and respects the needs, interests, and culture of the people they support.

You will work as part of a team led by a locally based support manager. Hours of the role will depend on the needs of the program and the young people we support. Shifts are typically 3-6 hours long. There is also the option of sleepover shifts which are 24 hour blocks of time. This would be when the carers are on respite or annual leave.

Daily tasks may include:

  • Transporting young people to and from appointments, education and community activities
  • Engaging and coaching young people to achieve goals and embrace their culture
  • Administering Medication
  • Assisting with every day needs such as cooking, cleaning, laundry, meal preparation
  • Supporting young people with trauma or disabilities
  • Accurate completing reporting and progress notes
  • Assisting with personal care

Make It Matter - What you will bring to make a difference in other's lives

  • Driver's License
  • Working with Children Check (or willingness to obtain)
  • First Aid Certificate (or willingness to obtain)
  • Willing to undertake a National Police Check
  • Practice and knowledge or experience in meeting the holistic needs of Children who have experienced significant trauma and/or a disability
  • Understanding the obstacles living in a remote area, cultural awareness and community knowledge
  • Most of all to have the passion and drive to help support Children to create positive outcomes in their lives


  • Experience working with Children and Young People who have experienced complex trauma backgrounds
  • Experience working with Children and Young People who display difficult or challenging behaviours

Keep Calm & Be Happy - How you will interact with people and other benefits

Joining Lifestyle Solutions makes you feel like you are making a difference in people's lives. Our team is here because they care, and because of this, we have an enriching and rewarding culture within our teams.Other benefits include:

  • Hourly rate based SCHCADS Award 2.1 - 2.2
  • Self Managed Teams and inclusive culture
  • Ongoing Learning and Development opportunities
  • Opportunity to Salary Package (Permanent positions only)

Respect - Who we are and why we do it

We're people who care. Lifestyle Solutions provides services to people with a disability, young people and children in Out of Home Care, their families and communities. Our customers receive services designed to meet their everyday needs and support them to achieve their goals. Our national workforce is committed to providing service that is reliable, responsive, flexible, friendly, empathetic and caring. We believe everyone is equal. We stand for everyone in society having equal opportunity and equal respect. We do this by providing our customers access to quality services and dedicated people who make a real difference in their lives. We believe this is everyone's fundamental right.

We encourage you to apply as soon as possible as we will be actively shortlisting during the advertising period and reserve the right to close this advert prior to the advertised date.

We are an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and are committed to building a workplace culture that values diversity and inclusion. We welcome, actively support and promote the employment of people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, LGBTI, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) backgrounds and other diversity groups.

As part of our process selected applicants will be required to undergo employment screening and probity checks prior to commencing, including a National Police Check Clearance.