Reference Number 22696
Position Title Youth Residential Caregiver
Employment Type Permanent Full Time
Division Outreach Services
Location Outreach Services Ltd-Geelong
Award Social Community Home Care & Disability Serv Award
Classification Level Three 38 Hour Week
Salary Dependent on qualifications
Hours per Fortnight 76.00
Welcome to St John of God Health Care
Owned by St John of God Health Care, St John of God Social Outreach provides significant care and relief for people experiencing disadvantage throughout Australia, New Zealand and the Asia Pacific region, particularly in areas where gaps in health and wellbeing services have been identified. Social Outreach services are available to all members of the community and can be accessed free of charge or at minimal cost.
A flagship program of St John of God Social Outreach, the Horizon House program provides young people aged 16-22 years who are currently experiencing, or are at serious risk of, homelessness with stable long-term accommodation and support to help them achieve independence.
Horizon House delivers early intervention and case management strategies that focus on supporting participants to set and achieve education and/or vocational goals. All young people who live and participate in a Horizon House program must be engaged in education, training or employment as part of their journey towards independence and commit to participating in a life skills program. We also provide individualised case management, general counselling and when it’s safe and appropriate to do so help to reconcile young people with their families.
St John of God Social Outreach has an exciting opportunity available for a suitably qualified Youth Residential Caregiver to join the friendly and committed team at Horizon House Geelong.
The successful candidate will work in a residential care setting alongside the Support Coordinator, to provide intensive support for young people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Youth Caregivers provide advocacy & support to residents, as well as coordinating, developing and implementing Independent Life Skills Programmes, in order to meet the individualised needs of the residents throughout their stay at Horizon House.
This position is being offered on a Permanent Full Time basis, contracted to 76 hours per fortnight. Applicants must be available to work shifts across 7 days of the week, including weekends and public holidays on a rotating roster. Shifts will also include residential sleep overs.
The successful candidates will have:
- Ability to work within and contribute to the Mission and Values of St John of God Health Care.
- Minimum Certificate IV in Youth Work or similar and/or extensive experience in an area related to youth work and/or case management are essential.
- A demonstrated knowledge of the special needs of adolescents and trauma-informed care together with at least five years recent relevant experience working with at-risk young people is essential.
- Well-developed interpersonal skills.
- Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the Privacy Legislation and Occupational, Health & Safety Act Regulations.
- Salary Packaging Options
- Friendly & Supportive Team
- Excellent Employee Benefits & Corporate Discounts
- Professional Development Opportunities
All applicants must address the Selection Criteria (as detailed on the last page of the Position Description).
St John of God Health Care embraces diversity and strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and people with disabilities.
Contact Person Susanne Wells
Contact's Position Title State Manager Youth Services
Contact Number (03) 9278 1713
Closing Date 04/05/2018
Position Description Youth Residential Caregiver Horizon House.doc