Senior Youth Worker UnitingCare Community


The Opportunity

At UnitingCare Queensland we care for and support children, young people and their families across Queensland to live safe, healthy and productive lives through the delivery of services that are flexible and responsive to their individual needs. We are currently looking for expressions of interest from humble, hard working, emotionally intelligent, creative and flexible team players to join our Rockhampton Out of Home Care team as part-time or full-time Senior Youth Workers.

Our Senior Youth Workers work with young people in our care who have moderate to extreme needs, supporting them to:

  • Feel safe and nurtured in a stable environment
  • Feel a strong sense of identity and belonging
  • Build positive and trusting connections with family, friends and community
  • Learn and develop to their full potential
  • Make healthy lifestyle choices and access health care services
  • Develop strong social and interpersonal skills

In addition to the above your role will also include but not be limited to:

  • Maintaining a Clean and Safe home environment
  • Managing Day to Day tasks within the context of a residential care home
  • Completing verbal and written reports as and when required

What you’ll need

Working with young people in residential care who have complex and challenging needs will require a calm and non-judgemental nature. You will be emotionally intelligent, creative and flexible and be able to build strong relationships with the young people. A solid understanding of the child protection system as well as having a strong therapeutic background would be highly advantageous. 

  • Hold a minimum Cert IV or above  in Human Services, Community Services, Youth Services or related field
  • Completion of the Hope and Healing Framework Foundations Training or be willing to undertake this.
  • Willingness to work in a 24hr roster system
  • Current Blue Card (Working with Children)
  • A current Qld Open Driver Licence
  • A senior First Aid Certificate 

Please Note: To ensure the health and safety of our people, and the clients, residents, patients and people we serve at Uniting Care Queensland, all staff are required to comply with statutory and Government requirements, such as public health directions, and Uniting Care’s vaccination policy requirements, with respect to COVID-19 vaccinations. The successful applicant must be able to meet Uniting Care’s mandate of receiving all recommended doses of approved Covid-19 vaccines (including boosters)  approved by the Therapeutic Goods Administration and the provision of Covid-19 Certificate before commencing employment.

Supporting you to support others

As one of the largest employers in the sector and the state, UnitingCare offers the opportunity to develop your skills with a values based organization where people are at the centre of everything we do. We’re proudly not-for-profit and offer you:   

  • Access to salary packaging & meal and entertainment benefits
  • Flexible work arrangements to support work-life balance
  • Employee assistance, health & wellness programs
  • Values-based culture & rewards and recognition
  • Ongoing learning & development

Ready to work together? 

Our application process takes less than 15 minutes – Click the ‘APPLY’ button below to be taken to our online application process and upload your resume and cover letter.

Our team are available to answer any questions you may have. We’ll do our best to get back to you 2 weeks from the closing date.

Our approach is simple –everybody is welcome here. At UnitingCare, diversity is at the core of our who we are, our mission and our values. We are committed to providing equal opportunities to all employees no matter their gender, race, culture, sexual orientation, disability or gender identity. 

We know that when our people feel respected and valued, we empower them to share that within the communities we serve and to provide the very best care. We highly encourage applications from people who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander. 



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Job Salary

$74k + 10% super + $15,900 NFP salary packaging

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