- Join the state’s largest provider of OOHC services
- Work for a community focussed organisation with strong values and collaborative approach
- Benefit from flexibility with access to a variety of shift times
- Permanent Part Time and Casual roles available
At Anglicare Victoria our focus is on transforming the futures of children and young people, families and adults. Our work is based on three guiding pillars, Prevent, Protect, Empower. We offer a comprehensive network of services and seek to ensure the provision of high quality services that will bring about significant improvements in the life experience of the young people, children and families/caregivers with whom we work.
Anglicare Victoria are the state’s largest provider of Out Of Home Care services and, with the support of a large network of passionate and dedicated staff, provide safe and nurturing homes to young people from a variety of backgrounds. We strive to create an environment where employees feel valued and rewarded, making Anglicare Victoria a great place to work.
As a Residential Youth Worker you will be working directly with young people assisting them to develop day-to-day living skills, social and relationship skills, while maintaining a safe and positive environment. As part of the KEYS program, you will work within a broader team of staff and other key professionals to provide individually tailored therapeutic programs such as HEAL and ERIC, to help young people develop skills and a positive personal vision and future goals, all the while, ensuring that their wellbeing and safety is maintained.
The role will involve managing trauma-based behaviour and critical incidents and ensuring you work within Anglicare Victoria's residential framework to ensure a quality service delivery in line with DHHS policy and the specific program requirements.
The program operates at 2 different established Residential Homes in the local community and operate a 24 hour roster allowing staff access to a range of different shifts including day time, afternoon, evening, night shifts and weekends. Permanent Part Time and Casual Positions are currently available.
Positions are available to suit those with experience at any level as well as possible opportunities for ongoing full and part time roles, as well as opportunities for future progression.
A positions with the KEYS program is tremendously challenging and rewarding, presenting the opportunity to develop skills and experience you would not gain anywhere else. To be successful in this role you will need:
- Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention (Residential and Out of Home Care).
- A relevant tertiary qualification which is recognized under the Residential Care Workforce Training Initiative, and a willingness to undertake top up training to meet the qualification requirements of the Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention (Residential and Out of Home Care).
- Significant experience working with young people with complex trauma and attachment issues and needs.
- Previous trauma informed practice experience ideally in a residential setting
- The ability to work effectively with young people and to promote positive attributes and work towards planned change.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as the ability to influence and negotiate.
- Flexibility, resilience and the ability to maintain best practice under challenging circumstances.
- The ability to work effectively with a team to achieve program goals and objectives.
- Current First Aid Certificate.
Please Note: It is mandatory for the successful applicant to hold a current Victorian Drivers Licence, a Working with Children Check and be prepared to undergo a National Criminal History Check prior to commencement.
A position description is available here: Position Description - Residential Youth Worker - KEYS.pdf
For further information please contact Matthew Quinn, Recruitment Specialist on 03 9412 6023.
To apply for this position you will need to complete the online application. You will be requested to attach your resume and your responses to the Key Selection Criteria as separate documents.
Anglicare Victoria acknowledges Aboriginal people as the traditional custodians of the land on which we operate. We commit to working respectfully to honour their ongoing cultural and spiritual connections to this country.
Diversity and inclusivity are important to Anglicare Victoria and we are committed to ensuring our workplace and services reflect this. Everyone is welcome at Anglicare Victoria, regardless of age, ethnicity, cultural background, gender, sexual orientation, religious affiliation and physical ability.