We are an essential service that will remain operational throughout the COVID-19 Pandemic. We are proactively recruiting to meet the needs of our clients during this time.

Residential Support Worker - Family Group Home - Broome

Apply now Job no: 496434
Employment type: Casual
Location: Broome & Kimberley
Categories: Child, Youth & Family

  • Work for a leading social purpose organisation
  • Part-time and casual contracts available 
  • Supporting children in foster care
  • Located in Broome 

About the Organisation 

Life Without Barriers is a leading social purpose, not for profit organisation of 6,500 employees working in more than 440 communities across Australia. We support children, young people and families, people with disability, older people and people with mental illness. We work with people who are homeless and refugees and asylum seekers.   

We want to employ people who reflect the diversity of our clients to ensure we can support each client's individual needs and wants. We encourage people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background and people with disability to apply.

About the Role

This is a challenging but rewarding opportunity for you to make a positive difference in the lives of the children our organisation supports through our Out of Home Care Program.

As a Residential Support Worker, your role will be to provide care and support to children who have been placed into the care of Life Without Barriers.  The role will be to support the children in a family group home setting with a team of staff committed to seeing the best outcomes for the children.

You will be supported by a larger care team and the role will see you working across our family group homes with children varying in age from 3 yrs and upwards. 

Shifts include:

- Before and after school

- Full daytime shifts

- Sleepover shifts 

- Weekends includes daytime and sleepover shifts

*Please make reference to the shifts you'd be interested in doing in your application. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide quality direct support to children in our care in line with their support needs and all support plans relevant to the care they are receiving
  • Day to day care in a home setting (support with getting ready for school, preparing meals, caring for the children in the home) 
  • Establish rapport and collaborate effectively with children and their families to achieve positive outcomes.
  • Develop and deliver programs to support the children in consultation with internal and external stakeholders and care teams.
  • Monitor the changing needs of children and work collaboratively with the care team to contribute to the adaptation of LWB services as required to meet these needs.
  • Maintenance of progress notes and record-keeping.

Skills & Experience:

  • Certificate in Community or Children's Services advantageous 
  • Experience working with at-risk youth or children
  • A current Senior First Aid Certificate (or willing to obtain)
  • A current unrestricted Drivers Licence
  • A commitment to supporting and promoting the individual needs, skills, abilities and personal goals of the people we support
  • Good communication skills including the ability to develop and maintain good working relationships with internal and external stakeholders (including families of service users)
  • The ability to build relationships with diverse cultural groups and to work within frameworks considerate of cultural needs


  • Opportunity to work for one of Australia's largest social purpose organisation
  • Excellent tax benefits
  • Ongoing professional developing and training opportunities  

How to Apply
Include your resume and covering letter in one document, click ‘Apply’ and follow the prompts. For any enquiries including persons with disability that require adjustments, contact tracy.dallas@lwb.org.au

Applications close - Tuesday 18th of May 2021

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Applications close: W. Australia Standard Time

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