Therapeutic Care Worker - Lismore - 20 hpw Min - Contract Fixed 30 June 2020

CASPA Services Ltd

Applications Closing: Saturday, June 22, 2019 - 00:00

This is a great opportunity for Therapeutic Care Workers with experience working with (Youth) children and young people in Out of Home Care to join CASPA's Lismore Residential Care Team on a Permanent Part Time or Casual basis.

Category: Youth Workers
Field: Residential Care
Employment Basis: Part-time
Salary Range: $35,000-$50,000
Job Location: Northern Rivers NSW
About Us

CASPA provides trauma informed therapeutic care to children, young people and families in Out-Of-Home-Care. 

We are looking for people with skills, experience and talent in therapeutic care youth working that align with our vision and values: 'Inspiring People to Thrive.' 

Why work at CASPA?

  • CASPA actively supports staff to have a healthy work life balance
  • Our Therapeutic Care Workers are paid competitively at SCHADS Level 3
  • Free gym membership to support your wellbeing
  • Access to internal and external training opportunities and workplace mentoring
  • Great professional development opportunities for those who want career progression
  • An Employee Assistance Program, a free and confidential counselling service
  • As a not-for-profit organisation, our employees are able to take advantage of salary packaging to receive up to $15,900 of their salary tax-free, as well as additional meal and entertainment benefits.
Position Details
  • Minimum certificate IV in Community Services Disability Support, Youth Work – willingness to obtain
  • A minimum of two years relevant experience in working with disability particularly children/young people
Essential Selection Criteria:

Role requirements, skills and attributes:

Essential requirements:

  • Minimum certificate IV in Community Services Disability Support, Youth Work – willingness to obtain
  • A minimum of two years relevant experience in working with disability particularly children/young people
  • Ability to do shift work and in-home sleepovers, as required
  • Experience working therapeutically with children and young people who have experienced trauma
  • Ability to accommodate roster changes and meeting the needs of the young people in care and the organisation in relation to picking ups shifts at short notice.  We endeavour to complete rosters up to two weeks in advance, though changes may occur due to the nature of the work
  • Ability to participate in team meetings, clinical meetings, training and supervision as required
  • Successful completion of relevant pre-employment checks including criminal history and working with children checks
  • A full Australian Driver’s Licence


Essential skills and attributes:

  • Ability to work autonomously in an isolated environment, supported by established procedures and with reference to organisational standards and policies
  • Ability to build strong working relationships with the Clinical and Casework teams
  • An understanding of the intensive nature of working with young people and the possible impacts on the employee’s other family and personal responsibilities
  • Computer literate and the ability to complete reports and other business processes via the FamCare system (training provided)
  • Sound written and verbal communication skills including negotiation and networking, and ability to draft shift reports
  • Sound organisational and time management skills


Desirable Selection Criteria:

Therapeutic Care Workers – Are you?

  • Experienced in providing therapeutic trauma informed care to children and young people
  • Experienced in working with people with Autism/Intellectual Disability/Mental health issues
  • Passionate
  • Resilient
  • A good communicator   
  • A team player
  • Vocation and career focused      
Other Information:

Working with Children and Criminal History Checks are requirements for all child related employment at CASPA.

Position Description: Download position description
Contact details
Contact Name: Leanne Buchanan
Contact Phone: 0256291209
How to apply

If you are looking to join a committed team making a powerful difference in the lives of children and young people, we would love to hear from you. We encourage and welcome applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

To apply, please visit for a full position description and to learn more about our organisation. All applications must include a current Resume / CV together with a Cover Letter that addresses the Selection Criteria of the Therapeutic Care Worker Position. Then please submit to:

Applications will be assessed as soon as they are submitted.

Date posted: 22 May 2019

Follow NCOSS - NSW Council of Social Service on: