EOI QLD - Casual Children and Youth Support Services Workers

Job No: EOICYPSSQLD
Location: Brisbane, Toowoomba and surrounding areas

EOI - 'EXPRESSION OF INTEREST' APPLICATION 

CASUAL CHILDREN AND YOUTH DISABILITY SUPPORT (QLD) 

* Application located at the bottom of the page *

 

- Support in areas of; North/ South Brisbane, Bay region, Logan and surrounding areas + Ipswich & South West regions in and around Toowoomba

Key Assets The Children’s Services Provider

  • A dynamic NOT-FOR-PROFIT community service organisation
  • An evolving Australia wide Out of Home Care and family services (NGO) provider
  • Committed to building a culturally diverse and inclusive workforce, AWEI Bronze Employer of Choice for 2015 & 2016, AWEI Gold Employer Award for 2017, AWEI Silver Employer Award for 2018, finalist for the Australian HR Awards 2017 and Working within a trauma informed, therapeutic framework
  • Key Assets is committed to working in partnership with Aboriginal communities to achieve good outcomes for children and families
  • Casual Hours (hours are not consistent or guaranteed from wk to wk), offices based in Eight Mile Plains and Toowoomba
  • Support Foster Carers through direct support of Children and Young People placed in their care
  • Support in areas of; North/ South Brisbane, Bay region, Logan and surrounding areas + Ipswich & South West regions in and around Toowoomba

 

Key Assets – The Children's Services Provider is a dynamic NOT-FOR-PROFIT community service organisation providing high quality, innovative out of home family and community based placements for children and young people with varying needs and behaviours. Since 2007 our unique service has grown respect across 6 states within Australia and within the North and South Islands of New Zealand.

As a Casual Children/Youth Support Worker you will be responsible for supporting our children and young people (C&YP) placed in family based Out of Home Care (OOHC) / Foster Care. This work is varied and may include planning and supporting C&YP with activities, individual and or group work, transportation and may also include supervising of family contact meetings.

To be successful in selection you will have empathy and a great deal of passion to making a positive and lasting difference to our children and young people’s lives.

 Responsibilities

  • Providing various types of support to Child and Youth placed in foster care (Transport, Social/Community engagement, Education and Mentoring)
  • Collaborative support, advocating for the child and participation in our Key Care Team Frameworks 
  • Assist in care / behaviour plans for our children and young people
  • Completion of required documentation, for operational compliance
  • And ensure compliance of business policies and child safe/protection procedures and reporting

Experience and Skills Required

  • Be energetic and enthusiastic, have a passion for working with children and young people who have been exposed to trauma 
  • A certificate in Human Services and or a similar relevant field (minimum Cert 4)
  • First Aid Certificate is essential 
  • Be confident and able to deal with difficult situations in accordance to business and child safe procedures 
  • Proven experience in Youth work, Youth Detention, Residential Care and or OOHC
  • Training / experience in child abuse / trauma related behaviours, youth Mental Health and similar
  • Current Australian “C” Class driver license, is a must and your own fully insured/registered vehicle (Mileage reimbursements are available as per business policy)
  • Availability during weekdays, during afternoons and early evenings (some weekend work may apply also on weekend rates) 
  • Applicants must reside in Australia to be eligible for consideration
  • And must have a Working With Children Card relevant to QLD and be willing to undergo and satisfactorily complete personal and statutory checks

 Benefits

  • Excellent Rates and allowances, as required
  • Mileage reimbursed
  • Ongoing supervision and professional development 

For a private conversation regarding this exciting new opportunity, please call Cecilia Jaume on (07) 3452 9900

  

Position Description - Casual CYP Support Services Worker 

Further information - About Key Assets, Our Key Assets Vision and Values

 

 

KEY ASSETS THE CHILDREN’S SERVICES PROVIDER is committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and all applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and minority groups are encouraged to apply.

 

** DISCLOSURE STATEMENTS **

EOI's: This is an expression of interest application only. Expressions of Interest are monitored on a regular basis for talent pooling purposes. EOI information is stored in a secure repository for a given period of time. Should a vacancy become available that meets with your skills, experience and qualification then a member of our team will contact you for a further discussion.

Please note – Due to volumes, EOI applications may not receive a reply if unsuccessful. Contact will be made by our team should your application meet with our criteria and should we have positions available.

CLOSURE DATE: The above EOI closing date is not applicable, this is an internal review date for office use only. EOI's will remain open until directed by senior management.

CANDIDATE FEEDBACK:  Due to the large number of applications and EOI's received, Key Assets declines to provide individual candidate feedback at application stage. There may also be times when feedback is not provided, due to volumes of posts advertised. Key Assets apologies in advanced.

ELIGIBILTY (for AUS and or NZ Vacancies): To be eligible for consideration you must be either an Australian/ New Zealand Citizen /Resident residing within the country of the advertised position at the time of application. For overseas applicants you will hold an appropriate Australian or New Zealand work visa with no restrictions on working within the country. It is preferred that you be in the country at the time of application to be available for our interview process however for suitably experienced and qualified applicants interview alternatives may be arranged.

HOURS: 'Casual' - Hours are needs based. Hours are also not consistent / regular 

COMMENCEMENT: Occurs when all statutory and personal checks have been satisfactorily completed. Departmental checks may take up to 28 days to process which can cause delays.

 

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