Out of Home Care Services Youth Worker

Do you want to be involved in a team supporting and empowering children and young people to build skills, heal from trauma and identify their new future? Can you connect with disengaged young people and demonstrate unconditional support whilst building trusting relationships within program boundaries?

Pathfinders Out of Home Care Programs provide a safe and nurturing environment for children and young people who require accommodation and are unable to live with family or foster carers. We are currently seeking casual Youth Workers to assist in the everyday care, growth and development of these children and young people. Primarily it is envisaged that you will work within the Individual Placement Arrangements (IPA) for 0-17 year olds; or in our Short Term Emergency Placements (STEP) for 12-17 year olds.

You will be required to work shift work, including sleepovers and hours will be on an “as needed” basis. You may also be offered opportunities to support in our Interim Care Model (ICM) or Intensive Therapeutic Care (ITC) spaces – depending on need.

The successful applicant will work with team members from a trauma informed and strengths-based framework to develop and provide safety for all children and young people in your care. Philosophies utilised will include Circle of Courage and the Sanctuary Model.

It is a requirement that you will have knowledge and understanding of issues affecting Aboriginal communities, societies and cultures in NSW.

The successful applicant will provide, and support the provision of, holistic services to Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal children, young people and their families. You will advocate on behalf of Aboriginal young people and their families to provide cultural support. You will also be required to build strong connections with Aboriginal agencies to support and strengthen families and cultural connections.

This position is Level 3 under the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010 (“the SCHDSI Award”)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People are strongly encouraged to apply.

All applications must include the following components:

  • The Selection Criteria as provided in the position description.
  • An updated resume including details of at least two recent work related referees.
  • Current Working with Children Check, Police History Check, First Aid Certificate and Driver’s Licence.

Please download the job package to apply for this position. 

Applicants who do not provide all of the above will not be considered for an interview.

Applications can be lodged by email to hr@pathfinders.ngo and should be addressed to the Corporate Services Manager

Pathfinders is committed to being a safe environment for children and young people and is a Child Safe Organisation.

Pathfinders is a non-smoking workplace and is committed to the principles and practice of EEO and Cultural Diversity.

For further information, please contact Melissa Colman– Corporate Services Officer on 0436 029 439.

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