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Residential Youth Worker

UNITINGCARE QUEENSLAND - Kingaroy, QLD

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Source: uWorkin

Source: uWorkin

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Opportunity

At UnitingCare Queensland we care for and support children, young people and their families across Queensland to live safe, healthy and productive lives through the delivery of services that are flexible and responsive to their individual needs. We are currently looking for expressions of interest from humble, hard working, emotionally intelligent, creative and flexible team players to join our Kingaroy residential team as part time Youth Workers.

Our Youth Workers 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.

We are proud of our team’s diversity and highly encourage applications from people with a disability and those who identify as a part of the Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Community.

We work hard to make our services welcoming and safe for every person. We are united in keeping children, young people and the elderly safe from harm, within our services, workplaces and the communities we support. We are committed to speaking up loudly for their safety.