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Youth Worker

Job No: 136127
Location: Campbeltown

  • Looking to use your qualifications to make a meaningful impact in the lives of vulnerable young people?
  • Help to create a positive, healing environment for children and young people in Out of Home Care
  • Attractive hourly rate circa $35.51 plus additional penalty rates and overtime loading

About the Organisation

Pegasus Care is a unique HR consulting and staffing specialist for the Community & Social Service sector. Established in 2002, they have since earned a strong reputation as a leading provider of mental health, disability, youth, and children’s services; partnering with a range of government, not-for-profit and private organisations.

Specialising in staffing solutions for the Community Services Sector, they place great importance on being able to provide trained support staff in a timely manner, with the flexibility to offer quality services where and when they are needed most.

About the Opportunities

Pegasus Care now has multiple opportunities for passionate and dedicated Youth Workers to join their team in Campbelltown and surrounding areas. These are casual positions in which you will be able to commit to a regular fortnightly roster with weekend availability. As this work also includes crisis accommodation, you will work across multiple site locations.

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

The programme under which you will work is based on the ARC Model and the work consists of supporting children/young people under child safety orders in a Trauma Recovery Programme environment. You will be working with children/young people to assist them recognise and work through their Trauma, and at the same time keep them safe. The aim of the programme is to successfully set the children/young people up to transition to an appropriate living environment in the future.

Core duties:

  • Provide care, support and training in accordance with relevant government legislation;
  • Understand the 23 Child Safe Standards and Trauma Informed approaches; 
  • Ensure all medication administration is undertaken according to legislation and procedure;
  • Promote a positive image of the child or young Person in the community;
  • Ensure that all services are provided in the least restrictive manner; and
  • Empower the child or young person to develop independence, make decisions, and participate as an active member of their community.

Please note: This is not a disability support role.

About You

We want to hear from you if you:

  • Have a Diploma in Community Services/Youth Work/Mental Health or equivalent industry related qualification. Students will not be considered
  • Have 6 months full time paid experience working with clients in a residential / out of home care setting in Australia
  • Proven experience of supporting youth within crisis/trauma/child safety
  • The ability to engage with all different personalities to provide support and encouragement
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills
  • Are happy to commit to a variety of different shifts (30+ hpw)
  • Are happy to travel to different locations as required
  • Are able to attend staff meetings/team meetings/staff development
  • Have completed NDIS Orientation Modules - ‘Safety & You’ and ‘Infection Control’

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

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

We are looking for committed people to actively engage with the children/young people and help them build individual capacity and empower them to lead enriched and meaningful lives, and who are experienced in providing residential support to children/young people in out of Home Care, as well as support to access the wider community.

To be successful, you will need well developed interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with a Team as well as family members, you will need good communication (both written and verbal) skills and the ability to follow the routines and protocols in the setting in which you work

About the Benefits

This is a great opportunity for those who want to make a positive impact on the lives of vulnerable children and young people whilst also gaining valuable on-the-job experience to build your career in this important industry sector. Highly varied and extremely rewarding roles, you will experience real job satisfaction every day. 

In return, you'll enjoy a competitive base rate of $35.51 per hour plus overtime loading and additional penalties over the award rate, to further increase your take-home pay.

Pegasus Care is committed to supporting their employees and offers excellent learning and career development opportunities, including access to a HR representative on-site once a week to provide extra career development advice and support. 

You'll be joining a supportive & friendly team environment, and enjoy flexible hours to suit your lifestyle! Once you're familiar with the program you will be allocated regular shifts each week to help you plan ahead, and once you have permanent shifts Pegasus Care will work around your preferred shift times if these are vacant.

If you are passionate about supporting vulnerable youth and want to make a meaningful impact in their lives - apply now!

 

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