Residential Care Worker

Residential Care
Mount Gambier, Murray Bridge
Posted 1 month ago

About the role

ac.care is seeking Residential Care 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Qualifications, Experience and Attributes:

  • Minimum or working towards 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.

 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. (https://professionals.childhood.org.au/training-development/trauma-responsive-practice-in-education/)
  • Current Child Safe Environment Certificate or willingness to obtain in accordance with ac.care policy.
  • Current ‘Provide First Aid’ certificate or willingness to obtain in accordance with ac.care policy.
  • Current Fire Extinguisher certificate or willingness to obtain in accordance with ac.care policy.

How to apply

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

In support of your application please:

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

Please head to our website at www.accare.org.au for more information and a copy of the position description or call Sandra Manser on 08 87245432 (Mt Gambier) or Michelle Toogood on 08 85314901 (Murray Bridge).

Applications close 8 Nov 2020.

Position Description – Residential Care Worker


Job Features

Job CategoryCasual
Salary$34.8 per hr
Award LevelL2
Salary packagingMaxxia
Superannuation10% employer contribution
OtherFleet vehicles provided, training, coaching and mentoring
Ratios2 staff/ 4 clients

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