Therapeutic Support Worker. Part Time and Casual – Clarence Valley
Life Without Barriers
Far North Coast
6d ago

Key Responsibilities

  • Implement, and monitor individual plans for young people including case plan activities, safety plans and behaviour support plans
  • Provide day to day care, supervision and transport to children and young people alongside a team of professionals supporting the young person
  • Actively participate in recreational, educational and therapeutic activities and increase competencies of young people to work toward their goals
  • Mentoring of young people
  • Creation of progress notes every shift and incident report writing
  • Support the involvement of family and encourage young people to connect with their family members with the goal of repairing the relationships
  • Transport of young people to activities and appointments, including supervising family contact, medical and therapeutic appointments
  • Model good hygiene practices and ensure the home environment is maintained
  • Model positive routines and provide structure with purposeful activity planning that will enrich a young persons life
  • Skills & Experience

  • Minimum Diploma level education in Social Work, Psychology, Community Services, Youth Workor similar is preferred
  • Candidates working towards or willing to enrol in a relevant Diploma who have relevant experience will be considered.
  • A current First Aid Certificate
  • A current NSW unrestricted Driver Licence
  • Flexibility to work various shifts (including weekends and nights) across a 24 / 7 roster
  • Demonstrated ability to work with young people with complex trauma experiences including emotional and mental health instability
  • Experience working in residential care or carer environment with young people
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment
  • Demonstrated understanding of a trauma informed care approach to working with people
  • Demonstrated ability to build relationships with young people
  • At Life Without Barriers we value your passion and commitment to providing support to some of the most vulnerable children and young people who are in our care.

    In return for the amazing work that you do, we want to invest in you. If you do not already hold a relevant qualification or you are partially completed a Diploma, Child, Youth & Family Intervention, together with our preferred Registered Training Organisation, you will complete a Diploma, Child, Youth & Family Intervention at no cost.

    You will also be provided with various training opportunities which will enable you to deliver the best support as well as provide you with growth, development and career opportunities within one of Australia’s largest social purpose organisations.

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

    Benefits

  • Work for one of Australia's leading social purpose organisations
  • Do work that matters and make a positive impact in your local community
  • Ongoing training, support and career advancement opportunities
  • Hourly base rate from $32.54 per hour (dependent on qualifications)
  • Please note that this role is referred to as an Intensive Therapeutic Care Worker internally.

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