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PT Residential Youth Worker – Day/Evening/Weekend Shifts at Junaa Buwa!

Apply now Job no: 984983
Work type: Fixed Term (Part Time)
Location: NSW
Categories: Community Services

  • Length of Fixed Term Part-Time Contract – Until June 2020/30.4 hours per week
  • NFP Salary Packaging + Shift Penalties + Weekend Shifts
  • Coffs Harbour Location

About Us

Mission Australia is a non-denominational Christian charity that has been helping vulnerable Australians move towards independence for more than 160 years.

Every day we support people nationwide by combatting homelessness, assisting disadvantaged families and children, addressing mental health issues, fighting substance dependencies and much more.

We're generously supported by our funders, partners and tens of thousands of everyday Australians, who make the work of our tireless volunteers and staff possible.

Your Opportunity

Junaa Buwa! Centre for Youth Wellbeing is an intensive residential rehabilitation program staffed 24 hours a day in Coffs Harbour, offering a stable and secure environment where young people can make positive changes in a supportive safe environment. 

We are looking for an experienced Residential Youth Worker who is available for evening/weekend shifts. (Please find the Position Description attached below)

Your key responsibilities will to:

  • Induct clients into the service.
  • Whenever possible, develop a therapeutic alliance with the young people, ensuring adherence to boundaries and consistency of care practice.
  • Work collectively with team members in using effective care practices and recognised techniques to manage young people who exhibit challenging behaviour.
  • Consistently act in accordance with the young person’s Support Plan ensuring appropriate recording and handover of incidents.
  • Monitor clients as directed during shift.

Requirements for Success

  • An appropriate certificate relevant to the field of work or alternatively obtained previous experience in a relevant industry, or
  • A relevant diploma but does not yet have experience.
  • Demonstrated professional approach to the role including maintaining professional boundaries.
  • Demonstrated ability to undertake basic functional day to day support of clients.

As part of our Employment screening process you will be required to undertake a National Criminal History Check .

In addition there is a requirement to possess a current Working with Children check or apply if you do not already hold one. It is unlawful for prohibited persons to apply for work with children, and, as such, prohibited persons cannot apply for this role.

Culture & Benefits  

A career with Mission Australia will offer you rewarding experiences to make a difference to the lives of Australians in need. We have an innovative and supportive culture guided by our values of compassion, integrity, respect, perseverance and celebration.

To ensure our employees feel valued, empowered and celebrated we provide a range of employee benefits including:

  • NFP salary packaging benefits reducing taxable income (details via Advantage)
  • Discounted childcare rates with participating centres
  • Generous discounts with hotels, travel insurance and major retailers
  • Free, confidential counselling services via our EAP
  • Discounted health care with Medibank Private

Diversity & Inclusion

Mission Australia is an inclusive employer. We celebrate our diversity and strive to reflect contemporary Australian society and all the communities in which we work, in order to better serve our clients. We welcome and encourage applications from Women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse people, People with Disability, Sexually and Gender Diverse people, people with lived experience of adversity and from people of all ages.

As such, if you require any adjustments to submit your application, we invite you to get in touch via phone on (02) 92192016.

Next Steps

To be considered for this opportunity, please click ‘apply’ and send your cover letter and resume today.

For more information, feel free to view the Position Description via  Residential Youth Worker - Community Service Employees Level 2.pdf

For further information regarding working with us visit Working for Mission Australia.

Applications close midnight, Thursday 25th of April 2019.


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