Careers
EOI NSW - Children and Young People Support Workers

Location:
Newcastle  
Employment Type:
CA - Casual  
Department:
NSW Options & Placements Coord
Salary:
+ Allowances
Supporting Documentation:

EOI - EXPRESSION OF INTEREST APPLICATION 

CHILDREN AND YOUTH WORKER/S (NSW)

  • Offices based in Wallsend and Botany, but work is primarily out in the community
  • Excellent rates and allowances
  • Mileage Reimbursed to the award rate
  • Work in needs based and casual (with the possibility for Part Time, depending on demand)

 Key Assets The Children’s Services Provider (Not-For-Profit Agency)

  • An evolving Out of Home Care service (NGO) provider, located Australia wide
  • Committed to building a culturally diverse and inclusive workforce, AWEI Bronze Employer of Choice for 2015 & 2016, AWEI Gold Employer Award for 2017, AWEI Silver Employer Award for 2018, finalist for the Australian HR Awards 2017
  • We provide therapeutic practice support to families and the vulnerable children and young people placed in their care
  • Travel within and around Newcastle and Sdyney regions, you will be required to have your own road worthy vehicle as a requirement of the role

Expressions of Interest (EOI) are welcomed for appropriately qualified and experience people to carry out Casual Children and Young People Support for various regions within Newcastle and Sydney.

Support Workers are responsible for supporting foster carers and the young people placed with them through the provision of direct work and support with children and young people, as and when required. 

About the role

Children/Youth Support Workers are responsible for supporting our young people placed in family based Out of Home Care (OOHC). This work is varied and may include planning and supporting activities, individual and or group work, transportation and may include supervising family contact.

We look for the following attributes :

  • Available during weekdays, afternoons and early evenings and weekends 
  • Have experience in dealing with children and Young people with 'complex needs' and or who have suffered from trauma 
  • Have prior experience in working with children and young people of all ages 0 - 18
  • Full, clean open Australian drivers license and access to a fully registered/ insured vehicle is also an essential requirement
  • Must have a valid WWCC (Working With Children Check) for NSW

Key Responsibilities

  • Support/Supervise our children and youth (aged 0 – 18yrs) on an individual or group basis
  • Provide transport and/or escort our children and young people where necessary and appropriate (i.e. Birth Family/Sibling visits, after school activities and other general activities)
  • Provide up to date and concise recordings (for example: family contact visit reports and child progress reports)
  • Participate in support plans for children and young people for promoting life skills, engaging in pro-social activities and addressing behavioural needs
  • Assist with holiday programs, camps and special events for our Children and Youth

 The successful candidate will:

  • Be energetic and enthusiastic, have a passion for working with children and young people while having the patience of a saint
  • Be values focused and committed to providing quality support to our children and young people
  • Be experienced in support work – preferably in youth or community support work, Childcare or family support
  • Knowledge and experience of child abuse and trauma related behaviours
  • Be able to work under supervision as well as be a self-starter, able to take initiative and also work as a team
  • Be well organised and an excellent communicator
  • Be confident and able to deal with difficult situations 
  • Have a strong commitment to the well-being of children and young people and their foster families
  • Knowledge in or have worked with children in the out of home care setting
  • MUST possess a full/open, clean Australian Driver's license and have access to a full registered/ insured vehicle is an essential requirement (as you will be required to use your own vehicle, km's reimbursed)
  • Be prepared to undergo and satisfactorily pass a National Police Check and other relevant  statutory checks

A Certificate III or IV in Community Services, Youth Work or similar would be an advantage

For further information on being a support worker and or coverage area info, please contact Tina Merali on (02) 8336 5700 

KEY ASSETS THE CHILDREN’S SERVICES PROVIDER is committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and all applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and minority groups are encouraged to apply.

** DISCLOSURE STATEMENTS **

EOI's: This is an expression of interest application only. Expressions of Interest are monitored on a regular basis for talent pooling purposes. EOI information is stored in a secure repository for a given period of time. Should a vacancy become available that meets with your skills, experience and qualification then a member of our team will contact you for a further discussion. 

Please note – Due to volumes, EOI applications may not receive a reply if unsuccessful. Contact will be made by our team should your application meet with our criteria and should we have positions available.

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