Youth Support Worker – Newcastle and Hunter Lifestyle Solutions


  • Permanent part time 
  • Pay rate based on SCHADS 2.1–2.2
  • Ongoing training and opportunities for career development
  • Our Intensive Therapeutic Care (ITC) Newcastle Team are seeking passionate, dedicated, resilient and reliable Youth Support Workers to empower our Young People & Families to achieve what’s important to them through quality care, planning and safety delivered outcomes.

    As a Therapeutic Youth Worker your responsibilities will include:

    • Active support: Assisting in day to day activities such as meal prep, dressing, transportation, social outings, planning for and achieving daily goals
    • Health support: Administering medication whilst following individualized health support plans
    • Positive behaviour support: Managing behaviours, triggers and escalations
    • Safeguarding: Ensure the safety of you and the young person, accurate documentation and reporting

    About you

    • Qualifications – Must hold or be working towards a relevant Diploma or Degree 
    • Demonstrated motivation to work with young people
    • Must be available to work a variety of shifts including overnights
    • Current Australian Driver’s Licence (mandatory requirement)
    • Current First Aid Certificate, HLTAID011 (or willing to obtain)
    • Minimum 2 doses of Covid-19 vaccinations

    What we offer

    • Salary packaging $15,900 general and $2,650 entertainment 
    • Paid training and opportunities for career development
    • 24/7 crisis and incident response support
    • Free confidential counselling support

    About us

    We provide services to people with disability, young people and children in out-of-home care, their families and communities.  We believe everyone is equal.  You can learn more about us here.

    How to apply

    All applications must be lodged online.

    For all enquiries please contact Megan Crough, Talent Acquisition Partner, [email protected]

    Our organisation is committed to protecting children and young people from harm.  We require all applicants to undergo an extensive screening process prior appointment.