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Residential Youth Worker
  • Supportive team environment
  • Rewarding role
  • Report directly to the Team Leader

Churches of Christ in Queensland, Children, Youth and Families, Forest Lake

Casual and part-time opportunities available


About the role

In this rewarding role you will be responsible for working with children and young people living in out of home care services. They will be vulnerable young people whose lives have been impacted by trauma. There will be tough moments and you will be challenged 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 in this diverse role, however your day-to-day responsibilities will include:

  • Assisting the young people in our care, with their physical and emotional well-being- 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.


About you

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

You are easily approachable and extremely compassionate. A caring soul who is a positive role model for young people, capable of effortlessly building relationships that facilitate growth and development.

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

  • A Certificate IV in a relevant child welfare or child wellbeing course;
  • 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;
  • A current driver’s licence.

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). To ensure your career can grow, we are constantly exploring innovative training and development programs. Most importantly, you will help us to positively impact the lives of thousands of vulnerable Australians. Just imagine that.  


To apply

To apply for this position please click the Apply button. For further information, please contact Jessica Hopewell on 07 3716 7350

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

Applications close: Friday 3 April 2020



Job Ref: RT000079
Submitted: 19-03-2020
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