Residential Care Worker (Hamilton, Multiple Vacancies) MacKillop Family Services


About the role:

The Residential Care Worker is responsible for: 

  • Caring for children and young people who can no longer live at home due to trauma, family concerns, abuse and/or neglect.
  • Supporting the journey of healing for children and young people in our care utilising therapeutic responses and interventions.
  • Providing a nurturing and homely environment that provides a sense of safety, structure, acceptance and security. 
  • Ensuring that children and young people’s rights and interests are protected.
  • Acting as an effective role model and carer.
  • Supporting children and young people to maintain links with their family, culture and community. 
  • Supporting young people to engage and attend a day program, activities and appointments.


  1. Multiple Permanent Full Time, Part Time active night vacancies
  2. Multiple Permanent Part Time day shift vacancies

Based in Hamilton or Warrnambool (in your application please disclose your preferred location and whether you are applying for option 1, or option 2 vacancies). 


Key Selection Criteria:

To be successful in this role, you will have: 

• A Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention (Residential and out of home care), or other similar or relevant tertiary qualifications.

• A current valid Victorian driver’s licence 

• Highly developed capacity for emotional self-regulation, including the capacity to set and maintain consistent boundaries to provide safety, stability, and consistency. 

• A knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal culture and values and an awareness of the current issues faced by Aboriginal children, young people and their families. Cultural awareness training will be provided for successful applicants.


For a full listing please view Position Description. 

Our offer:

  • Family friendly flexible working arrangements / Hybrid working arrangements.
  • Generous Salary Packaging 
  • Ongoing Career Development, Education and Training 
  • Employee Assistance Program – free and confidential counselling, coaching and emotional support for work and personal challenges
  • Click HERE to find out more about becoming a member of the MacKillop Family Services team and what further support we have to offer our employees. Safety team and all managers are trained in Mental Health First Aid.

For more information visit: Become a Residential Carer | MacKillop Family Services


For more information, please contact: 

Jackie Schultz at [email protected] or on 0497892236


How to Apply: Click ‘Apply‘ where you will be prompted to proceed with your application via the Seek website. 


You must have a: 

  • Valid and current Driver’s Licence;
  • Satisfactory Criminal History Check (conducted and paid for by MacKillop Family Services);
  • Valid Working with Children Check;
  • Valid and current NDIS Workers Screening Check (MacKillop can assist successful applicants with this process).


Our Commitment:

MacKillop celebrates and draws strength from diversity and respects the dignity of all people.  Every person at MacKillop has the right to be safe and to be treated justly. We value every person’s ability, cultural or linguistic backgrounds, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, intersex status, relationship status, religious or spiritual beliefs, socio-economic status, and age.

It is our goal that MacKillop Family Services continues to evolve as a culturally safe, culturally competent, and welcoming organisation to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, young people, families, and communities.


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.


Shortlisting for this position may commence immediately so please submit your application as soon as possible.




MacKillop Family Services

Job Salary

Part time