Child & Youth Support Workers (Emergency Care Services) - Casual Positions
Adelaide Metro, Gawler, Barossa Valley & Mt. Gambier
- Looking for a rewarding way to give back to the community and make a real difference?
- Join an established community service organisation!
- Enjoy a healthy work/life balance with flexible hours & conditions!
- Competitive remuneration of $24.55 per hour + salary sacrificing and more great benefits!
About the Organisation
Baptist Care (SA) provides a vital range of community services across South Australia for a number of groups to encourage, support and influence a higher quality of life. Baptist Care (SA) works with community groups including Aboriginal, children & youth, homeless individuals, seniors and refugees to provide services including employment, mental health and/or disability support, drug and alcohol intervention, emergency care services and more.
About Emergency Care Services (ECS)
Baptist Care (SA) provides emergency care services for children and young people from newborn until the age of 18 years of age. We are responsible for providing emergency residential care and support for children and young people under the Guardianship of the Minister. Children are supported by carers working on a 24/7 roster.
The program aims to provide therapeutic care for children and sibling groups. The therapeutic care model focuses on children’s strengths and provides them with a supportive and nurturing environment. The program seeks to provide a safe and stable home where children and young people are given opportunities to learn and practice skills that will assist them in making better choices for themselves.
About the Opportunity
Baptist Care (SA) has fantastic opportunities available for casual Child & Youth Support Workers to join their dedicated Emergency Services Team in Adelaide's metropolitan area.
Under the supervision of the experienced therapeutic services team, you'll contribute to the day-to-day running of the residential support facility to support and empower vulnerable children.
In this integral role, your duties may include:
- Building and maintaining a postitive home environment for children and young people in ECS;
- Providing quality support to clients inline with their needs, programs and support plans;
- Ensuring a safe and secure environment for vulnerable children/young people;
- Working in collaboration with team members to ensure the application of consistent support and services;
- Increasing the children/young people's skills, personal growth and development;
- Establishing rapport and collaborating with clients and families; and
- Maintaining accurate records.
The successful candidate will need relevant qualifications in the field of social or health disciplines, or be working towards a Certificate IV in any of these areas. In addition, previous experience working with vulnerable and at-risk children/young people is essential to your success in this role.
Qualification in Community Services along with the ability and/or previous experience delivering therapeutic interventions is desirable but not essential.
As part of the ECS team, you'll need to be able to work well in challenging or stressful environments and as part of a team and autonomously. You'll be working with at-risk children/youth so a commitment and compliance to quality is vital to the provision of support services with ECS. In addition, you'll need great interpersonal communication skills as you will be working with a number of stakeholders including clients, team member and families.
You must have a full drivers licence, reliable & third party insured motor vehicle, a current Senior First Aid Certificate and have completed Child Safe Environment training. Employment will be subject to a satisfactory National Criminal History Police Check.
Baptist Care (SA) are seeking individuals who want to build a career in the support services industry and are interested in undergoing additional training and personal development. 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.
In return, you'll enjoy competitive remuneration of $24.55 per hour plus additional penalties over the award rate, overtime loading and salary sacrifice, to really increase your take home pay. Furthermore, Baptist Care (SA) is committed to supporting their employees and offer excellent learning and career development opportunities.
If you want a supportive & friendly team environment with a healthy work/life balance and flexible hours to suit your lifestyle, join Baptist Care (SA) today!
Individuals from a diverse cultural background are encouraged to apply, however you must have the right to live and work in Australia.