About the Organisation
Every day, Life Without Barriers provides support and care to children and young people, as we work collaboratively with families, carers, and communities, to ensure they have the environment they deserve to grow. With a focus on ensuring safety and respect, this is an opportunity to make a positive and meaningful difference in these young lives and help pave a brighter future.
Life Without Barriers is a leading social purpose organisation of 8,000 employees working in more than 500 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. Join a community of people dedicated to breaking down barriers.
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
Working in our 24/7 therapeutic care homes in Wollongong, you’ll work directly with children & Young people with trauma backgrounds, complex disability and/or high medical needs providing trauma informed support, mentorship and care.
You’ll undertake a variety of day-to-day duties such as;
- Assisting with daily routines such as wake up, bedtime, personal care and meals, completion of chores and laundry, recreational activities, homework supervision and assistance.
- Transportation and support to attend appointments
- Supporting the involvement of families, facilitating and supervising contact visits.
- Supporting children and young people to develop and maintain positive family and kinship relations
- Working within the scope of each child & young person individual plan to support them to achieve their identified goals
- Maintaining high quality record keeping and documentation
If you have experience in youth work, disability, mental health or medical needs and you possess a solid understanding of complex trauma and its impacts on children and young people, we are keen to hear from you!
To be considered for and appointed to a position at Life Without Barriers, you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or hold a valid medical exemption certificate. You will be required to provide evidence of your vaccination status during the recruitment process.
Skills & Experience
A diploma in community services, youth work or related OR possessing relevant experience and willingness to undertake a diploma level qualification is a requirement of this role. A qualification is desirable but not essential for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants with relevant experience.
If you are currently studying a relevant Diploma or have prior relevant experience and are willing to enrol in a Diploma of Child, Youth & Family Intervention, we welcome your application as we will support you to complete a Diploma of Child, Youth & Family Intervention at no cost with our preferred Registered Training Organisation.
Successful applicants will also require;
- Current Provide First Aid (HLTAID003 or HLTAID011) & CPR (HLTAID001 or HLTAID009) Certificate/s
- Current Australian Drivers Licence
- The ability to form and maintain professional, nurturing relationships with Children & Young People
- Willingness to assist with activities of daily living, including personal care
- Availability to work a variety of shifts across a 24/7 roster (including weekend and night shifts).
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 Kristy Crowe at email@example.com.
Applications close at midnight on Tuesday 4th October 2022 AEST
We are dedicated to playing our part to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and bring continuity of care and support to our clients. With this in mind, if you are successful, we will discuss with you an alternative to a face to face interview.
Life Without Barriers supports the Royal Commission into violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with disability. We believe people with disability need to be heard and for these experiences to influence how support services like ours are delivered. View our statement here https://bit.ly/2GzZGWA