Youth Worker – Identified role
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About the Position
Anglicare’s Children & Families have a long history of providing family and children support services, including family intervention, foster and kinship care, counselling, relationship support and much more. We provide Fostering, Residential and Semi-Independent services to children and young people with complex support needs, who are not able to live with their own family and are living in out-of-home-care.
Due to the development of two new youth programs, we are looking for several Youth Workers – Identified Indigenous, for casual work in the Logan region. These programs are designed to support young people in residential care who are on Youth Justice or Child Protection orders to become actively engaged with school based or alternative education programs, training or employment opportunities. Each case will be individually tailored to suit the young person, their needs and life goals.
This is an identified role and Anglicare SQ considers that being Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander is a genuine occupational requirement for this position under S25 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 (Qld).
Complimenting your exceptional communication skills and previous experience in child and family support will be:
- Demonstrated knowledge of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, and to identify with this heritage
- Ability to engage youth quickly and effectively and support them in education and employment opportunities
- Offering support and supervision to ensure homework and other structured tasks are completed as required
- Sound understanding of the behaviours and development of young people, working from a trauma-informed framework
- Confidence and professional response to crisis situations – working within risk and compliance guidelines
- A team player who works in a collaborative manner, but is capable of operating autonomously on a daily basis
- Leadership skills and ability to provide a positive adult role model to young people, assisting them to develop confidence and self-worth
- Proven background working with families from different socio-economic and cultural backgrounds and the capacity to display cultural awareness and sensitivity
- Effective contribution to Care Plans by providing evidence-based insight, assessments and evaluations
You are required to hold:
- To identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander (this is viewed as a genuine occupational requirement)
- Certificate IV or Diploma in Child, Youth & Family Intervention, Youth Services, Community Services or similar
- A valid Blue Card (Working with Children)
- Current First Aid Certificate with CPR
- A current Queensland Driver Licence
- Be willing and able work a 24/7 rotating roster which will include days, nights, weekends and public holidays
What We Offer
Anglicare is committed to building a highly skilled workforce, assisted by a dedicated management team. We support our staff with learning and development initiatives, an employee benefits program and progressive human resources management strategies, and are recognised as a leading employer in the non-profit sector. You will also enjoy:
- Working in your local community, providing encouragement and development to children and youth, with a specific focus on our Indigenous young people
- The opportunity to further develop your skills in Children and Family services
- Career progression and growth in the form of internal and external training
- Work/life/study balance with casual hours
How to Apply
Show Your Interest
Apply now and be rewarded with a position that directly and positively influences the quality of life for our clients; working within an organisation that values your professional contribution and personal well-being.
Anglicare is committed to building an inclusive and diverse workforce and encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, those from cultural and linguistically diverse backgrounds, LGBTIQ+ communities, people with disabilities and people with a lived experience of mental health issues. We promote a child-safe environment and are committed to providing on-going care and protection.
Anglicare SQ considers that being Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander is a genuine occupational requirement for this position under S25 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 (Qld).
JOB NUMBER S3444
For further information please contact
Isabel Monaghan on 07 3340 9245
Applications close Sunday 3rd June 2018
Shortlisted applicants will be asked to complete a Pre-Employment Assessment that requires disclosure of pre-existing injuries, illnesses or conditions that could reasonably be aggravated by performing the duties of this position.