Youth/Support Worker

Job Description

Youth/Support Worker | Child Safety

Wellways' youth program is growing at a rapid pace and we would like to offer you the opportunity to do work that matters and makes a real impact in a young person's life.
Part time opportunity with great career progression opportunities
SCHADS Level 3.1B $32.54/hour for qualified applicants + penalty rates + superannuation + salary sacrificing
Wellways is committed to reconciliation, lived experience and inclusivity. We strongly encourage and warmly welcome people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, people with a lived experience of mental health and disability and people who identify as LGBTIQA+ to apply. Even if you only meet some of the criteria, we'd love to hear from you.

If you'd like to know more about our reconciliation commitment, please visit our website.

About the job

Wellways offers our young people in care the opportunity to obtain skills for life, independence and become engaged members of the community whilst in a supportive environment. We achieve this by supporting and working with our youth, their families and the community to help them imagine and achieve better lives.

We provide respite care, outreach support, mental health assistance, and disability support. The Youth Worker position is responsible for the delivery of services which include out of home care in safe and stable accommodation, it also will work towards the identified goals of each young person.

Wellways is offering casual positions and as such the shifts will be a variety of tasks such as personal care, domestic care in a home environment, shopping, transport and social support. Residential placements can range from one-to-one care to three to one care depending on the level of behaviours.

About you

As a youth worker, you will be providing the young person with the tools to create positive outcomes and helping them navigate through their emotions and behaviours. Your enthusiastic approach will help them develop and succeed as they work towards learning life skills such as cooking healthy meals and making good life choices. A non-judgemental approach works best with youth who display complex behaviours.

If you have a lived experience yourself or any transferable experience with young people and those living with a disability or mental illness, we strongly encourage you to apply.

Availability to cover a range of shifts including sleepovers, weekends and more than 1 shift per day is highly desirable. We will work with you to find a roster that promotes your chosen work/life balance!

What you need:

Minimum Certificate 4 in a recognised area (must be working towards or have a completed recognised qualification)
Drivers Licence and your own vehicle
Ability to do sleepovers and shift work - this is an essential requirement
Experience in Community Support or Residential Care
Police clearance - not more than 12 months old
Blue Card (Current - no card no start policy applies)
NDIS Workers Screening Check/Yellow Card (Current - no card no start policy applies)
NDIS Worker Orientation Module Certificate
Completed Hope and Healing Framework Foundation Training - this will be supplied by Wellways if needed
Evidence of COVID Booster vaccination or valid medical exemption

Benefits & Culture

Wellways supports an inclusive approach in both the workplace and community where everyone can imagine and achieve their goals to their fullest potential. This is your opportunity to join a nationally recognised organisation with over 2,000 staff members across 93 sites where you can gain access to ongoing support and opportunity for career development.

Salary packaging up to $15,899 to increase your take-home pay
An Employee Assistance Program which aims to support and empower employees and their loved ones
Paid induction
For a confidential discussion about the role, please contact
Krystal Tutt|0447 141 103

Please Note: Interviews will take place as relevant candidates present prior to the closing date of this campaign.

The health and safety of Wellways participants and employees is our highest priority and all Wellways roles require mandatory COVID vaccinations. Successful applicants will be required to provide evidence of COVID-19 vaccination or valid medical exemption prior to commencement.

Wellways Australia Limited is committed to the safeguarding of children and vulnerable people. All applicants applying for roles within Wellways must undergo a screening process prior to their successful appointment.