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Youth Residential Support Workers - Perth Metro (casual pool)

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Employment type: Casual
Location: Perth
Categories: Child, Youth & Family

Youth Residential Support Workers – Casual positions available!!

  • Opportunity to work for one of Australia's largest social purpose organisations
  • Great rates + salary packaging benefits
  • Work across Perth metro supporting young people in Out of Home Care

About the Organisation
Life Without Barriers is a leading social purpose, not for profit organisation of 7,000 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

We are looking to expand our casual pool of staff that support clients in our Transition High Needs Care and ARYA Crisis accommodation services. 

The Transition High Needs Care model has been created to support the most complex young people in Out of Home Care. This means the young person will be living in a house we run and provided with wrap around 24/7 care 1:1 with Youth Residential Support Workers doing 8 to 10 hour shifts.

We are looking for staff who have demonstrated experience working with young people who have experienced significant trauma and who may display behaviours of concern including aggression, self-harm, drug and alcohol use, absconding and sexualised behaviour.

The purpose of the Youth Residential Support Worker role is to provide a safe and caring environment, assist the young person to de-escalate and regulate their emotions when required, help to develop independent living skills and help the young person re-engage in education and their community.

The role will be providing care in a residential accommodation setting, including day shifts, sleepover shifts and afternoon/after school shifts.
Candidates must have worked with disengaged young people who have experienced trauma and display challenging behaviours. Experience working with clients with mental health challenges will be highly regarded.

ARYA (At Risk Youth Accommodation) is an overnight crisis accommodation services for young people aged 14 - 17 years old in Belmont. Shifts will be offered there as an afternoon shift 4pm until 11pm, an active night shift 10.30pm - 7.30am, or a morning 7am - 11am shift.

You must be able to do some nights and weekends to be eligible for the casual pool. 


  • Promote and assist young people to achieve goals identified in Individual Case Plans
  • Assist young people to develop independence and build community networks 
  • Support the young person’s interests 
  • Establish a rapport and collaborate effectively with young people to achieve positive outcomes
  • Manage behavioural escalations and assist the young person to co-regulate emotionally
  • Communicate with the care team and report incidents promptly and accurately
  • Medication administration (when required)
  • Maintenance of progress notes and record keeping

Skills & Experience

  • Minimum Certificate in Youth Work, Mental Health, or relevant qualification
  • Experience working with young people who have experienced significant trauma and neglect, including the management of behaviours of concern
  • Ability to demonstrate highly effective interpersonal skills with young people and stakeholders
  • Demonstrate confidentiality and have strong understanding of professional boundaries
  • Experience working with young people from indigenous or other cultural backgrounds
  • A current First Aid Certificate (must have prior to commencing employment)
  • A current unrestricted Drivers Licence
  • Desirable: Experience with behavioural management approaches including Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI), positive behaviour support, trauma and attachment, Sanctuary or CARE residential models

Successful candidates will be required to clear probity checks including National Criminal History Record Check, Department of Communities Check and Working with Children Check.


  • Opportunity to work for one of Australia's largest social purpose organisations
  • Excellent Tax Benefits
  • Career development and ongoing training opportunities    

How to Apply
Include your resume and covering letter in one document, click ‘Apply’ and follow the prompts. For any inquiries including persons with disability that require adjustments, contact tracy.dallas@lwb.org.au
Applications close Thursday 17th of June 2021.

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