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Residential Youth Worker - DAYS - East Perth

Apply now Job no: 990371
Work type: Max Term (Full Time)
Location: WA
Categories: Community Services

* Full Time Maximum Term with possibility of extension 

* Rotating roster over 7 weeks

* Salary $58,898 + penalties + super + salary packaging


Life at Mission Australia 

When you join the team at Mission Australia, you become part of a community who are determined to end homelessness and ensure people in need can thrive. United by our Christian purpose and values, we stand together with anyone who needs us, for as long as they need us. Find out more about us and our purpose.

Your Opportunity

The DAYS is growing and we are seeking Residential Youth Workers with an alcohol and other drug (AOD) focus to support the Drug and Alcohol Youth Service (DAYS) Residential Rehabilitation sites in East Perth.

This role will attract engaging Youth Workers who have a passion for working with young people in rehabilitation who often face complex issues. The role will support a 7 day, 24 hour rotating roster with a combination of day and night shifts. Most weeks will be 4 days on with 3 days off. 

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • Develop relationships with young people adhering to boundaries of care practice
  • Support client to progress towards achieving their goals
  • Assist with meal proration
  • Monitor client’s personal care and hygiene and provide guidance to improve life skills
  • Collaborate with the team in the care and management of young people who exhibit challenging behaviour
  • Facilitate educational groups and recreational activities
  • Assist in administering medications
  • Informal Counselling

Requirements for Success

  • Current Driver’s License
  • A degree in Social Welfare or a minimum of certificate 4 in community services
  • Demonstrated experience providing support and crisis intervention
  • Strong knowledge of behaviour management and capacity to set boundaries and limits in a residential setting
  • You must be available for 12 hour shifts covering a 7 day roster (combination of night and day shifts)
  • An understanding of trauma-informed practice
  • The ability to work collaboratively as part of a team to provide positive outcomes
  • Demonstrated professional approach to maintaining professional boundaries
  • Ability to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccinations

Before starting work with us, you will need to undertake a national police history check, qualifications and referee checks, and have a clearance to work with children/vulnerable people. 

Our culture 

Our innovative and inclusive culture will ensure you feel valued at Mission Australia as you help Australians in need and develop in your career.  

We’re committed to the safety and wellbeing of each other and the people we serve. 

We recognise and respect diversity. So, whoever you are, if you’re skilled and actively support our purpose and values, you would be welcome at Mission Australia. 

Find out more about a career with Mission Australia. If you need support to submit your application, please email

 Your benefits 

  • Rewarding work – every day you know you’re making a real difference 
  • Not-for-profit salary packaging, reducing your tax (details via AccessPay)  
  • Generous discounts with health insurance and major retailers  
  • Free external, confidential counselling and access to chaplaincy support

Next Steps

To be considered for this opportunity, please click ‘Apply for this job’ and send your cover letter and resume today. As a committed Circle Back Initiative employer, we will respond to your application.

View the position description here Residential Youth Worker.pdf 

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

Applications are processed as they are received. Don't miss out - apply now! 

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Applications close: W. Australia Standard Time

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Please be advised Mission Australia does not accept unsolicited resumes. Mission Australia will not recognise an entitlement to an introduction or placement fee unless the Agency has been briefed by a member of the Recruitment team on a specific position for which we have requested candidates. Note we are not considering additions to our list of Panel Suppliers.

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Founding Purpose - 'Inspired by Jesus Christ, Mission Australia exists to meet human need and to spread the knowledge of the love of God'