Therapeutic Youth Workers. Permanent & Casual - Dubbo

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Employment type: Casual
Location: Dubbo & Central NSW
Categories: Child, Youth & Family

  • Hourly rates from $35.14 + super dependent on qualifications and experience
  • Paid face to face training within your first 12 months of employment - including TCI & CARE Training
  • 8-day induction program
  • 24-hour management support with a National After-Hours Service team
  • Generous Salary Packaging benefits - $15,900 per year, tax free!
  • Employee benefits program, including access to wellbeing support, discounted health insurance, car servicing and travel club membership.

Discover a purpose you can wrap your heart around!

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.  

In the role of a Therapeutic Youth Worker, you will offer hands-on assistance, nurturing, and guidance to individuals between the ages of 12 and 17 living in our Therapeutic Care homes within the Dubbo region. The children and young people under our care have faced childhood trauma, abuse, or neglect, and some may have mental health, physical, or psychosocial disabilities.

Success in this position requires resilience, adaptability to dynamic situations, and a firm commitment to advocating for the well-being of the young individuals you will be supporting. Opportunities are currently open for both permanent and casual positions. 

We are committed to recruiting individuals who mirror the diversity of our clients, ensuring that we can address each client's unique needs and preferences. We actively encourage applications from individuals of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent as well as those with disabilities.

Learn more about Life Without Barriers services for Children, Young People & Families here:

Skills & Experience

  • Possess a relevant Diploma or bachelor’s degree level qualification OR
  • Identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and have relevant work history related to role OR
  • Have relevant work history and are willing to complete a Diploma of Child, Youth & Family Intervention offered by LWB (at no cost to you!) OR
  • Have relevant work history and are already completing a relevant Diploma or bachelor’s degree qualification.
  • Experience supporting children and young people who have experienced trauma, have a disability and/or exhibit pain based behaviours of concern (ideally within a residential care setting)
  • A current Provide First Aid (HLTAID003 or HLTAID011) & CPR (HLTAID001 or HLTAID009) Certificate/s or willingness to obtain 
  • A current Drivers Licence

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.

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

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 via

Click ‘Apply’ and follow the prompts. For any enquiries including persons with disability that require adjustments, contact Kristy Crowe via


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