Therapeutic Support Worker - Expression of interest

Job No: JA403
Location: Northern, Southern and Mt Barker locations


 Therapeutic Support Workers

Northern and Southern Locations

SCHaDS Crisis Accommodation Employee Level 1


Are you currently studying, nearly completed your degree or certificate? We would love to hear from you!

Join our vibrant and committed team providing innovative therapeutic services that allow our young people to thrive.

  • Expand your skills and experience while contributing to a brighter future for others
  • Enjoy an excellent working environment with continued support and encouragement 

About us:

We are a growing and innovative social enterprise supporting around 10,000 South Australians each year through housing and community services. Together, we are committed to effecting long term positive change for those we work with and the communities we work in.


Meet some of our amazing staff here!


The Opportunity: 

Junction is always seeking future talent to join our Therapeutic Support Team in our northern or southern Adelaide houses. Harnessing your knowledge, skills, and passion, you will be responsible for guiding our young people to improve their confidence and self-esteem by promoting positive attitudes and lifestyle choices. 

The best part of this role is the ability for you to come in and really create a strong sense of home for our young people, assisting them in developing social and living skills and celebrating their successes along the way. You will get to plan daily activities, working closely with clients, while also liaising with government and non-government agencies as well as members of the community to advocate for continued access and support for activities and services. 

A day in this role may include:  

  • Facilitating client participation in a range of educational and recreational activities to enhance their physical, social, emotional and intellectual development;
  • Producing accurate case notes, interaction records, log entries, Client Incident Reports, and plans;
  • Maintaining the property in a clean and hygienic manner; and
  • Planning and preparing meals for children and young people in line with healthy food choices and safe food-handling requirements.


Opportunities offer an incredible learning base for you to start and grow your career in Child Protection in a rewarding environment with Junction. 


About you:

  • Certificate IV in Youth Work, Child, Youth and Family Intervention, Community Services or equivalent (or working towards)
  • Demonstrated experience in responding to trauma-related behaviours
  • The ability to work across 24/7 roster and undertake passive (sleepover) and active night shifts
  • Sound interpersonal skills to effectively engage and establish rapport with clients, staff, and external agencies

You will need to:

  • Complete our online application process
  • Undergo pre-employment testing as part of the recruitment process which will include psychological assessments
  • Hold a current Working with Children Check (WWCC)
  • Hold a current Senior First Aid Certificate
  • Hold a current Safe Environments Certificate
  • Hold a current unencumbered Australian driver’s licence and be willing to drive
  • Be prepared to undertake Therapeutic Crisis Intervention training within 6 months of commencing with Junction 

What we offer:

  • A supportive, flexible work environment with a strong focus on staff well-being
  • Great professional development opportunities
  • 5 weeks annual leave
  • Generous salary sacrifice benefits
  • A You are Amazing Day - an extra day of leave to spend however you want!

How To Apply

To apply for this role, please fill out the questions below. On the following page, you'll be asked to add your Resume and a Cover letter. Please make sure you have this ready before you apply. 

Please also upload copies of relevant qualifications and certifications including working with children check, child-safe environments, first aid, and your driver's licence.


The position description is available by clicking here or for further confidential inquiries contact Jeff Argent, Team Leader, Therapeutic Support Services on 0429 491 492. 



Junction is an equal opportunity employer that embraces a culture of diversity. We encourage applications from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, people with disability, and people from every culture, gender and sexuality identity, age and ethnic background. Junction is committed to being a Child Safe organisation and has zero tolerance for child and family abuse.

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Junction is collecting personal information from you as part of the recruitment and selection process. Junction recognises the importance of privacy and is committed to ensuring the privacy of your personal information collected and/or received by us. Junction’s recruitment system, reference checking and onboarding processes are hosted by external service providers who also recognise the importance of privacy. By proceeding with your application, you acknowledge that your personal information will be hosted by these external service providers and kept on file unless you request us not to do so.

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Junction is a non-denominational social enterprise helping more than 8,500 South Australians each year through a wide range of programs and support. This includes domestic violence and homelessness services; emergency housing; counselling; mentoring; community centres and residential care for children and young people under the Guardianship of the Chief Executive who can’t be placed with foster families.

Junction also provides affordable housing for those on low incomes managing around 2,200 properties across the State.