Support Worker, Casual - Narrogin
Job no: 496435
Employment type: Casual
Location: Northam & Wheatbelt
Categories: Child, Youth & Family
- Work for a leading social purpose organisation
- Casual contract available
- Shifts after-school hours and some weekends
- Located in Narrogin
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.
The role involves working collaboratively within our Child, Youth & Family team supporting children placed in Out of Home Care. We have a young male client that requires a Support Worker to assist on a casual basis after school and the occasional weekend shift.
The purpose of the role is to mentor and assist them in reaching their personal goals and engage in the community as part of their care plan.
The role would suit someone who has worked with children with disabilities and/or challenging behaviours.
- Provide quality direct support to service users in line with their support needs, the program they are accessing and all support plans relevant to the care they are receiving
- Establish rapport and collaborate effectively with service users, carers and their families to achieve positive outcomes for service users.
- Develop and deliver programs to support the service user in consultation with internal and external stakeholders and care teams.
- Monitor the changing needs of service users 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:
- Experience working with at-risk youth or children
- Qualification in Community or Children's Services desirable.
- A current Senior First Aid Certificate (must be up to date prior to offer of employment)
- 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 email@example.com
Applications close Tuesday 25th of May
Advertised: W. Australia Standard Time
Applications close: W. Australia Standard Time
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