House Supervisor – Supported Residential Care

Uniting Country SA

he Supported Residential Care service provides accommodation and support for children and/or young people who are under the Guardianship of the Chief 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 House Supervisor is responsible for coordinating the day to day functions of the house.  They work in partnership with the Team Leader and other stakeholders to provide a safe, secure and supportive living and learning environment for children and/or young people living in the home.  The House Supervisor works closely with Support Workers to provide support and to ensure the therapeutic framework is applied consistently.  Normal working hours for this position are Monday to Friday, business hours.

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 role.

You will have or, be willing to work towards: 

  • A current Australian Drivers Licence is essential
  • Satisfactory clearance by the Department of Human Services (DHS) for Working with Children Check
  • Certificate IV (or above) in Child, Youth and Family Intervention, Youth Work or similar
  • A current Safe Environments for Children and Young People (Through Their Eyes) Certificate
  • A current 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 Uniting Country SA sites or interstate as required.

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.

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. Please contact Venessa Guymer on 0421 725 151 for any questions concerning this position.

Please contact Donna Slade, Team Leader – People and Culture on 0419 222 915 for enquiries regarding the application process.

Closing Date for Applications: 19/08/2022

To apply for this job please visit ucwcsa.elmotalent.com.au.