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Senior Youth Worker

Senior Youth Worker

Churches of Christ in Queensland, Children, Youth and Families, Maryborough and Hervey Bay.

Permanent Part Time, minimum 40 hours fortnight.


Imagine reassuring a child that they are not alone.

About the role

Our compassionate and proactive team are looking for a positive, caring and professional Senior Youth Worker to provide care and support to vulnerable young people in our out of home care whose lives have been impacted by trauma.

There are days when you will be challenged and there will be some tough moments but you will know in your heart that you are making a positive difference to a young person's life.

No two days will be the same however your day-to-day responsibilities will include:

  • Mentoring and acting as a role model for young people;
  • Helping them in building positive social skills, utilising effective conflict management and negotiation, and building healthy relationships;
  • Assisting them with their physical and emotional well-being.  This includes anything from helping them prepare their meals and clean up after themselves, to just being there for them when times get tough;
  • Administering program records and maintaining strict documentation in accordance with legal requirements and service policy.

The core hours of work will include night and weekend work. You will also be required to attend staff meetings and compulsory training provided by the organisation. This position is a Level 4.1

About you

You are passionate about the welfare of children and achieving the absolute best outcomes for them.

You already have at least two years' experience as a Youth Worker. You are a caring, easily approachable and very compassionate person with the ability to engage children and youth quickly and effectively to support them in their growth and development.

To be suitable for this position, your qualifications for the role will consist of:

  • A Certificate IV or higher in a relevant child welfare or child wellbeing course;
  • A valid driver's license;
  • Have experience in mentoring, supervising and guiding a team of youth workers;
  • Demonstrated experience and ability to plan and apply appropriate behaviour management strategies for young people;
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge working in residential care; and/or working with young people in a child protection or community service context;
  • Solid experience working with young people who have significant emotional and psychological support needs;

Importantly, you will be someone who closely aligns with our organisational values of: Unconditional Love, Continual Innovation, Mutual Trust and Wise Stewardship.

Who we are

We offer over 200 services in more than 100 communities, positively impacting around 45,000 lives each year. Our care services range from children, youth and family services, early intervention and protection, affordable housing, and seniors and support living, making us one of Australia's largest, most diverse not-for-profit organisations.

We provide a range of services to children, youth and families ranging from foster and kinship care to residential and supported independent living services. We provide support for more than 2,800 children, young people and families each year. Over 800 dedicated foster and kinship carers help us provide a vital safety net for these young people. 

Imagine working for us

Our values encourage us to be accepting of differences and embrace all. Our size and variety offers you real choice and opportunities to grow your career. You'll also find we offer a family friendly work culture.

Remuneration packages come complete with salary-packaging benefits that can increase your take-home pay along with a generous five weeks of annual leave and the ability to purchase more (for eligible employees).  Most importantly, you will help us to positively impact the lives of thousands of vulnerable Australians. Just imagine that.  

To apply

Please apply with a current resume that includes qualifications. For further information, please contact Angie Lowe 4120 0600.

We actively encourage and invite applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people for all our positions. 

 Applications close: We will be assessing applications as they are received. 

Job Ref: LC000212
Submitted: 10-03-2020

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