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Youth Support Workers (Trauma Specialists)

Job No: 116776
Location: Campbelltown

  • If you hold a diploma in Youth, Psych or community service, this is the perfect opportunity to expand your career.
  • Attractive hourly rate with penalty rates and overtime + ongoing training and development opportunities! 
  • Take advantage of the flexibility of casual employment and improve your work/life balance!

About the Organisation

Pegasus Care is a unique HR Consulting and staffing specialist for the Community & Social Service sector. Established in 2002, in just 17 years, they have supported and partnered with government, not-for profit and private organisations in the disability, mental health, youth and children’s services.

They specialise in casual & permanent staffing solutions for the Community Services Sector and place great importance on being able to provide trained support staff in a timely manner, with cost effective solutions in all aspects of service delivery. Excitingly, they are an approved provider for NDIS Services. 

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About the Opportunities

Pegasus Care now have multiple opportunities available for passionate and dedicated Youth Support Workers (Trauma Specialists) to join their team in Campbelltown, NSW. These are casual positions in which you will be able to commit to a regular fortnightly roster with weekend availability. 

Working within a multidisciplinary team of other support workers, you will be responsible for creating a healing environment through the provision of trauma informed care to children and young people residing in crisis/temporary residential care settings, in line with case management and care planning. 

Your key accountabilities will include (but will not be limited to):

  • Providing care, support and training in accordance with the Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) ACT 1998 and NSW Disability Service Standards;
  • Understanding of the 23 Child Safe Standards and Trauma Informed approaches; 
  • Ensuring all medication administration is undertaken according to legislation and procedure;
  • Promoting a positive image of the Child & Young Person in the community;
  • Encouraging the Child & Young Person to develop independence in personal care, health and hygiene;
  • Ensuring that all services are provided in the least restrictive manner; and
  • Empowering the Child & Young Person to make decisions and participate as an active member of community.

Please note: This is not a disability support role.

About You

To be considered for this position, you will hold a minimum of a diploma in a Youth, Psychology or Community Services related field.

You must have demonstrated experience working with children and young people in Out of Home Care. 

Due to the nature of the role, you will have experience in working with children and young people in accommodation and with high and complex needs. For this reason, you will need to be empathetic and resilient whilst maintaining assertiveness and confidence in your abilities, as required. As well as maintaining a high-level of self-care. 

Additionally, you need to have highly developed communication and interpersonal skills, both written and verbal, strong problem-solving skills, crisis management knowledge and intermediate computer competencies. 

Prior to commencement, the successful candidates will hold (or willing to obtain) the following:

  • A current Driver's License;
  • A current First Aid Certificate;
  • A current Working With Children's' Check; and
  • A current National Criminal History Record Check.

About the Benefits

These are highly varied positions in which you will experience real job satisfaction every day.

In return, you'll enjoy competitive base rate of $33.75 per hour plus additional penalties over the award rate and overtime loading, to really increase your take home pay.

This is a great opportunity for those who want to make a positive impact on the lives of vulnerable children/youth whilst also gaining valuable on-the-job experience to build your career in this important industry sector. Pegasus Care is committed to supporting their employees and offer excellent learning and career development opportunities.

Additionally, Pegasus Care has a HR representative on site once a week to provide extra career development advice and support. 

Pegasus Care offers a supportive & friendly team environment with flexible hours to suit your lifestyle!

If you are passionate about youth and want to make a meaningful difference in someone’s life - ApplyNow!


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