Are you looking for REGULAR, ROSTERED HOURS? If the answer is YES, this is your OPPORTUNITY to take advantage of the job security of REGULAR ROSTERED HOURS while being paid at the HIGHER CASUAL RATE, plus shift penalties, plus Superannuation.
- Take advantage of on-going training and support.
- Opportunities for Career progression
About the Position
We are looking for suitable qualified Youth Workers to provide support to children and young people in a Trauma Recovery Programme, which is auspiced and funded by the Department of Communities & Justice and located in the Campbelltown area of Sydney.
The programme is based on the ARC Model of Care and the work consists of supporting children/young people under child safety orders in a Trauma Recovery Programme environment. The role is working with children/young people to assist them recognise AND work through their trauma and at the same time keep them safe. Additional to the trauma the children have experienced, most participants of the programme have mental health issues and/or a disability and the needs associated with these conditions are required to be address, supported and worked through.
The aim of the programme I to successfully set the participants up to transition into an appropriate living environment in the future.
The role is a Casual role and attracts a Casual rate of pay, however, to ensure the smooth running of the programme ALL staff are required to commit to a minimum of 4 shifts a week and are provided with a regular fortnightly roster. The roster covers a 24/7 period and shifts are 8 hours duration. Additionally, there are opportunities for career progression and staff may apply for more senior roles as they become available.
Please note: This is not a disability support role or a childcare role
To be considered for this position, you will hold a minimum of a Diploma in a Youth, Psychology or Community Services related field.
All applicants must be able to commit to a minimum of 4 x 8 hour rostered shifts per week.
You must have demonstrated minimum of six months experience working with children and young people in an Out of Home Care Trauma Recovery Programme and have an understanding of the Legislation relevant to the role.
Due to the nature of the role, you will have experience in working with children and young people in accommodation and with high and complex needs. You will need to be confident in your abilities to provide high levels of support as well as maintaining high levels of self-care.
Additionally, you need to have highly developed communication and interpersonal skills, both written and verbal, strong problem-solving skills, crisis management knowledge and intermediate computer competencies.
Prior to commencement, the successful candidates will hold (or willing to obtain) the following:
- AUSTRALIAN Citizenship or Permanent Residency
- A current NSW Driver’s License;
- A current First Aid/CPR Certificate;
- A current Working With Children’s’ Check;
- NDIS Worker Screening Check
- A current National Criminal History Record Check which is less than six months old.
- NDIS on-line training module certificate “Worker Orientation Module – Quality, Safety & You”
- A commitment to completing the on-line OCG training module on Reportable Conduct (the link will be provided to the successful applicant)
About the Benefits
This is a highly varied position and you will experience real job satisfaction every day.
In return, you’ll enjoy a competitive base rate plus appropriate penalty rates and overtime loading to really increase your take home pay.
This is a great opportunity for those who want to make a positive impact on the lives of vulnerable children/youth whilst also gaining valuable on-the-job experience to build your career in this important industry sector.
Pegasus Care is committed to supporting their employees and offer excellent staff training, mentoring and support as well as career development opportunities.
Pegasus Care offers a supportive & friendly team environment with flexible hours to suit your lifestyle!
If you are passionate about youth and want to make a meaningful difference in someone’s life – Apply Now!