Care Worker (Residential Youth Worker)
- Start in a rewarding career
- Ongoing training and development
- attractive hourly rates starting at $36.14 (casual) and $28.91 (permanent part time)
The IFYS Child Protection Residential Program supports young people between 12 - 17 years of age needing a placement different from family-based care. Our aim is to provide a safe, dependable and nurturing living environment for these young people as they move towards independence.
Our out of home care accommodation programs in Cairns are seeking Casual and Permanent Part Time Care Workers. The Care Worker role provides casework services and life skill support to young people. This role is integral in assisting young people in their daily living, recreation, learning and community participation.These roles involve shift work- including night shifts and weekends.
This is not a role for the faint hearted!
The role involves dealing with challenging and complex behaviours so you will need to have a high level of resilience. A down to earth nature and a good sense of humour are also key to this role, in helping you to quickly relate to the young people in care.
To be successful in this role, you will be a team player, have strong written communication and time management skills and you will have tenacity in spades! It is essential that you have that fire in your belly that will see you naturally act as an advocate for young people and ensure that services are relevant, flexible and accessible.
It is a requirement for these roles to have a Certificate IV level qualification in a relevant field. You will need to be working towards this qualification if you have not yet attained it.
Apply now with your resume and cover letter, explaining why you are the best candidate for the role.