Position Details
Reference Number 13078
Position Title Youth Worker, Port Augusta
Employment Type Casual
Entity Uniting Country SA
Location Port Augusta
Award Classification Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award - Casual - Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award - Level 2.1 (Casual)
Travel Requirements Between UCSA sites, occasional intra & interstate travel
Position Summary

****Please note this is an ongoing vacancy for our casual pool (hence the closing date is 2020).  We will regularly shortlist from the pool of applicants and invite applicants for an interview.  You will be contacted by us within 14-21 days of submitting an application****



Youth Worker

Supported Residential Care Service

Expressions of interest are open for casual, shift work positions based in Port Augusta

Enquiries to Bernadette Noonan 0488 786 137

Are you passionate about supporting children and young people who have experienced difficult life events? Are you hard working, enthusiastic, self-confident and emotionally resilient?  Can you think and act calmly and manage challenging situations and behaviours?

The Supported Residential Care Service provides accommodation and support for children and/or young people who are under the Guardianship of the Executive and cannot live at home with their families, or with foster or kinship carers.  Working within a therapeutic framework we address the previous trauma, abuse and/or neglect that young people in our care may have experienced.  Our service promotes positive attitudes and lifestyle choices with the aim of improving confidence, self-esteem, social and living skills.

The safety and wellbeing of children and young people is our focus, and we are committed to providing the best possible care for them.  A psychological suitability assessment at the recruitment and selection stage is part of how we ensure we employ people who are suited to this important work.  You will find more information about the assessment in the attached document.

We have casual youth worker roles available, working a combination of shifts including mornings, afternoons, overnights and weekends over a four (4) week roster.

If you would like to make a real difference in the lives of young people by providing live-in care we want to hear from you.

You will be:

  • Providing role modelling, support, home management and supervision to young people in a home-like environment
  • Supporting and implementing case plans, including administrative tasks
  • Planning, organising and supervising recreational activities
  • Managing the dynamics of young people – group and individual

You will receive:

  • A high level of support provided by a team of professionals
  • Regular specialised training, supervision and debriefing
  • An opportunity to work within a highly therapeutic framework

You will have or, be willing to work towards: 

  • Current Australian Drivers Licence (Essential)
  • Current DHS Working With Children Check
  • Certificate IV (or above) in Child, Youth & Family Intervention/Youth Work
  • Safe Environments for Children & Young People Certificate
  • Provide First Aid Certificate
  • Therapeutic Crisis Intervention Certificate
  • Understanding the impact of abuse and trauma, including brain development, attachment disorder and trauma related behaviours

A tertiary qualification in a Human Services related field e.g. Social Work will be highly regarded. You may also need to be available for some out of hours work and travel between UCSA sites or interstate as required.

The Benefits:

  • Competitive remuneration
  • Tax-free salary packaging benefits (up to $15900 per annum), 9.5% superannuation, 17.5% leave loading and access to a fleet vehicle
  • Comprehensive induction and training
  • Flexible, family friendly environment

To Apply:

Our process requires you to provide a Resume and a short Cover Letter detailing your suitability for the position.  You will need to put this information in two (2) separate documents and upload each document.  You should also read carefully the attached document regarding the Psychological Suitability Assessment.  Upload your signed consent form with your application, or if you have questions about this part of the selection process ring the contact person listed above.  If you are selected for an interview you can ask us questions during the interview.

Uniting Country SA values people who respect the diversity of our clients.  We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to providing a child safe environment and a workplace free from discrimination.  People who identify as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and people living with disability are encouraged to apply.

All offers of employment are subject to the screening and assessment requirements of the Children and Young People (Safety) Act 2017 and any other legislation that interacts with it.

Further information about Uniting Country SA can be obtained from www.ucsa.org.au

Please contact Donna Slade, People & Culture Coordinator on 0419 222 915 for enquiries regarding the application process. 

Selection Criteria Essential: Do you have a current Australian Drivers Licence?
Essential: Do you understand you will be asked to consent to participate in a Psychological Suitability Assessment? (For more information please refer to the document attached to this vacancy).
Desirable: Do you have a Certificate IV (or above) in a Human Services related field?
Contact Person Bernadette Noonan
Contact Number 0488786137
Alternate Contact Person Donna Slade
Alternate Contact Number 0419222915
Closing Date 31/12/2020
Job and Person Specification Youth Worker Supported Residential Care Service.pdf
Additional Attachment PSR Lett-FAQ-Consent(3).pdf
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