Child & Youth Worker Residential Care – Pool

  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • Port Pirie

Department for Child Protection

As a Child and Youth Worker, you will be part of a team contributing to improving the social and living skills of children and young people in residential care, and assist in their effective transition into the community and/or reunification/reconnection with their families, family-based care providers or other suitable care options. You will assist in assessing their individual needs as well as ensuring that appropriate levels of their safety and supervision is maintained at all times. In this role, you will ensure children and young people have opportunities to experience education and opportunities for social, sporting and cultural activities.

Do you:

  • Have a willingness to complete CHC40313 Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention within the first 12 months of your employment?
  • Have experience working with children / young people in a residential care or related setting?
  • Hold a current HLTAID004/HLTAID012 – Provide Emergency First Aid in an Education Care Setting Unit of Competency, or be willing to obtain one prior to an offer of employment?
  • Hold a current Australian driver’s licence (P2 or above) and be willing to regularly drive children and young people to various locations across the Adelaide/Mt Gambier/Whyalla/Port Pirie/Port Augusta region?

You must be willing to:

  • Undergo a psychological assessment of a kind determined by the Chief Executive prior to commencing employment.
  • Undertake relevant medical and functional assessments to ensure your safety and suitability to perform the psychical aspects of this role.
  • Gain a Department of Human Services (DHS) Child Related Employment Screening (Working with Children Check) prior to commencing employment and during your employment with DCP.
  • Participate and successfully complete CHC40313 Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention within the first 12 months which supports and develops your practice in this role.
  • Work shift work which includes nights, weekends and public holidays.

About our recruitment process:

Our recruitment is ongoing and you can apply at any time for this opportunity.  In 2022, our intakes will be in February, April, August and October. These intakes vary depending on organisational needs.  If you are recommended and placed on our Employment Pool, your application will remain active for 12 months. You could be contacted at any time during this period and offered an opportunity to commence employment with us (which includes initial induction and training).

If you have selected to only work on the night shift roster, you will still be required to undertake the same selection process as those working a 24/7 shift roster and complete the required training.

Our properties do not close, and the children and young people in our care require your attention and supervision at all times.  Our shifts rotate and include AM, PM and active Night Shifts.  The start and finish times may vary, however you will be required to work across all three shifts (unless you have selected night shift only).  Shift work also involves working weekends and Public Holidays.  You are strongly encouraged to consider this aspect of the role and whether it suits your current circumstances.

If you choose to only work nights (on a full time or part time basis) please indicate this as your preference in the application form.  Further, more specific information on working night shift only is outlined in our Frequently Asked Questions.

Applications close: 30/09/2022 11:00 PM

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