Youth Residential Worker

CORE Community Services Ltd

Applications Closing: Saturday, December 8, 2018 - 17:00
  • Exciting opportunity to support young people achieve positive outcomes
  • Be part of a supportive and dedicated team
  • Attractive hourly rate and salary packaging with a steady roster

The position focuses on providing accommodation to young people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, predominately in the age range of 12 -24 years’ old. The program will focus on working with young people and supporting them with accommodation, education and training pathways within South Western Sydney district and enhance the social and living skills of clients, by supporting them with their physical, emotional and developmental needs.

We are looking for experienced, passionate and committed Youth Workers to inspire and be a positive role model, able to manage trauma- based behaviour and cope empathetically with complex needs clients.

Responsibilities include

  • Implement strategies to assist clients achieve outcomes agreed in their case plans
  • Respond and support clients with a flexible approach to their emotional needs
  • Work with the Early Intervention team if needed, to engage and support family mediation
  • Encourage and assist clients to appropriate educational or training pathways
  • Promote and support clients in developing their independent living skills
  • Assist clients into a supported and stable exit pathway
Category: Social Work
Field: Family, Children and Youth, Housing & Homelessness
Employment basis: Full-time
Job Location: South West Sydney
About us

CORE Community Services (CCS) - we are a not-for-profit community organisation which has been operating in South West Sydney for almost 40 years. We deliver a wide range of services, activities and programs across five key service areas - Children's Services, Youth Services, Multicultural Communities, Aged and Disability Care and Community Engagement.

Position details
Essential Selection Criteria:
  • Formal qualifications or higher in community sector or equivalent experience
  • Demonstrated experience working with young people 12-24 years’ old
  • Experience in all aspects of residential work
  • Proven experience working with clients with complex needs
  • Demonstrated understanding of child protection issues and legislation
  • Committed to working a rotating roster with varying shift patterns
Other Information:

On offer is a full time position, remuneration is as per the SCHADS Award and addition to this, employment within the not-for-profit sector offers a range of staff benefits

How to apply

If this sounds like you please submit a cover letter addressing the above selection criteria, current resume and details of three professional referees to

Applications close 3 Monday September 2018

You will be required to clear probity checks including National Criminal History Check, NSW Working With Children Check, hold a NSW Driver’s License and have working rights in Australia.

Date posted: 20 August 2018

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