Careers

You may be working face-to-face with people using our services, you may be working in roles behind the scenes. You may be full-time, part-time, casual, volunteer.  Whatever your role, the work you do will be important to achieving ac.care's mission:

We want all country people to have a safe home, enough money to live on and strong, positive relationships.

Click here for updates on the progress of recruitment processes

Exciting new opportunities to make a difference in your community

For many years, ac.care has provided programs to support rural families and children; in Mount Gambier, the Riverland, the Adelaide Hills and the Murraylands.  ac.care is looking to recruit people who are passionate about helping others and thrive in a team environment.  We welcome applications reflecting the diversity of the community. 

 

Mt Gambier & Murray Bridge:  Therapeutic Support Workers (Casual)   |   Residential Care

(Child and Youth Support Workers)

ac.care is seeking Therapeutic support workers to work collaboratively in small teams to deliver a 24 hour service to young people who have been placed under Guardianship of the Chief Executive. The role focuses on positive development of children and young people, ensuring their needs are met through building healthy, supportive relationships and role-modelling appropriate behaviour within professional boundaries.

As part of this you will:

  • Contribute to the provision of direct care to children and young people by maintaining a high level of care, safety and supervision for young people in our care.
  • Have a passion for making a difference in the lives of children and young people and be eager to learn the latest techniques in therapeutic care.
  • Contribute to development of young people through Therapeutic Crisis Intervention principles and trauma-informed intentional practices.
  • Apply a client focused service which is tailored and appropriate to the young person’s circumstances and needs.
  • Work collaboratively, developing respectful and compassionate relationships with internal and external stakeholders to deliver high-quality outcomes.
  • Prepare communications and reports for line management as required and keep accurate and appropriate documentation in accordance with program and funding body requirements.
  • Participate in the evaluation, monitoring and reporting of program activities to determine their effectiveness and contribute to identifying strategies to address any deficits.
  • Work collaboratively as a team member on a 24/7 shift with day, afternoon and active and passive (sleeping) night shifts.
  • Be available to work a minimum of three (3) shifts per week.

 Job criteria prior to commencement:

  • Over 21 years of age.
  • Have a right to live and work in Australia.
  • Valid Working With Children Check (WWCC) or willingness to obtain in accordance with ac.care policy.
  • Current SA driver’s licence ‘Class C’ or interstate equivalent.
  • Satisfactory completion of the statutory psychological suitability assessment (PSA). For further information visit www.psychcheck.com.au/services/psychological-suitability-screening.
  • Satisfactory completion of Strategies for Managing Abuse Related Trauma (SMART) Training.
  • Current ‘Provide First Aid’ certificate or willingness to obtain in accordance with ac.care policy.
  • Current Child Safe Environment Certificate or willingness to obtain in accordance with ac.care policy.

Qualifications, Experience and Attributes:

  • Minimum Certificate IV in Child, Youth & Family Intervention.
  • Knowledge of the effects of trauma and abuse, attachment issues and behaviour management in relation to children in care.
  • Ability to understand how personal experiences shape values, beliefs and responses to children, families and colleagues.
  • Demonstrated understanding of confidentiality and privacy, including principles around sharing information about children and families.
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure.
  • Ability to remain child-focused and respond rather than react when young people are in crises.
  • Ability to engage in reflective practice individually and collectively with your work team.
  • Great oral and written communication skills, professionalism and excellent facilitation skills.
  • Ability to use a range of software data management systems, including MS Office suite.

 Benefits:

  • $33-36 per hr plus shift loadings.
  • Part Time and/or Casual.
  • Salary packaging benefits and 10% employer contribution to superannuation.
  • care fleet vehicles provided for transporting clients.
  • Training to work within a therapeutic model of care incorporating Therapeutic Crisis Intervention and trauma-informed, intentional, client-centred practice.
  • Development, coaching and mentoring through regular practice forums with a clinical psychologist, line manager and other experienced staff to learn new techniques to therapeutically respond to individuals with complex needs.
  • Staff to client ratios are based on individual client needs (usually 2 staff/4 clients).

How to apply

You may apply through SEEK or email careers@accare.org.au

In support of your application please include in your email:

  • Subject line: Your Name:  [TSBC – MTG or MB].
  • a cover letter outlining your reasons for applying and addressing the essential qualifications and experience of the position description.
  • Include a current resume with contact details for two (2) referees, one (1) of whom is/was a direct line manager.

For more information call Sandra Manser (Limestone Coast) on 08 87245000 or Michelle Toogood (Murraylands) on 85314900

Downloads:  Position Description   

Limestone Coast, Murraylands, Riverland:  Volunteers

ac.care is embarking on some exciting new initiatives and we are seeking dedicated volunteers from all walks of life with diverse skill sets to join us in providing opportunities for life for rural people.

Now receiving applications.

Downloads:  How to apply   Expression of Interest Form

 

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UPDATES ON THE PROGRESS OF RECRUITMENT

Due to the large number of applications we are receiving it is no longer possible to provide individual responses to applicants who are not selected for interview.  Information on the progress of closed recruitment processes will be posted here and remain for 4 weeks after the closing date.  Thank you for your understanding in this matter - The Human Resources Team.

Mount Gambier : Finance Officer

Applications closed. Thank you to all applicants

Mount Gambier: FRC - Client Service Officer

Applications closed. Thank you to all applicants

Mount Gambier: FRC - Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner

Applications closed. Thank you to all applicants

Mt Gambier: Child Consultant (Part Time)

Unfortunately the position has been withdrawn

Berri:  Client Support Worker  |   Homelessness

Applications now closed. Thank you to all applicants

Murraylands:  L4 Early Childhood Educator  |   Community Services

Applications now closed. Thank you to all applicants

Murray Bridge/Berri:  Financial Counsellor |   Community Services

Applications now closed. Thank you to all applicants

Murraylands:  L3 Early Childhood Educator  |   Community Services

Applications now closed. Thank you to all applicants

Murraylands:  Recruitment, Assessment & Training Worker   |   Foster Care Services

Applications now closed. Thank you to all applicants

Limestone Cost:  Placement Support Worker   |   Foster Care Services

Applications now closed. Thank you to all applicants

Riverland:  Placement Support Worker  |   Foster Care

Applications now closed. Thank you to all applicants

Murray Bridge:  Case Worker  |   Homelessness Services

Applications now closed. Thank you to all applicants

Mt Gambier:  Sessional Support Worker   |   Children's Contact Service

Applications now closed. Thank you to all applicants

Berri:  Placement Support Worker |   Foster Care

Applications now closed. Thank you to all applicants

Murray Bridge:  Early Childhood Educators   |   Children's Services

Applications now closed. Thank you to all applicants

Murray Bridge:  Placement Support Worker |   Foster Care

Applications now closed. Thank you to all applicants

Mt Gambier :  Case Manager   |   Post Separation Cooperative Parenting

Applications now closed. Thank you to all applicants