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Residential Youth Workers Wide Bay-Burnett region

Bundaberg, Hervey Bay & Mackay


Reference: 5119826

Please note we have opportunities based in 3 different locations, please specify in the application form which area you are interested in.

  • Start in a rewarding career
  • Specialised training provided from a supportive team
  • Multiple casual positions available
  • Attractive hourly rates starting from $38 per hour

Are you looking to make a difference in the lives of young people?

The IFYS Child Protection Residential Care Programs support children and young people 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 Wide Bay Child Safety Residential Programs in Hervey Bay and Bundaberg currently have casual Residential Youth Worker positions available.

Residential Youth workers in this program will get the opportunity to show their skills in working with challenging and complex behaviour. This will require patience, resilience, calm nature and the ability to build rapport quickly.

The Residential Programs are a 24/7 environment. This means there is a high level of shift work involved including sleepovers and weekends.

We would be looking for team players who possess strong communication and time management skills. It is essential that you have a natural desire to act as an advocate for young people and ensure that services are relevant, flexible and accessible. People with the below skills and abilities are highly encouraged to apply;

  • Experience working within Youth or Disability Support programs, Youth Justice or Education
  • Experience in working with complex behaviour
  • Ability to work nights and weekends
  • Currently studying a related field

It is a requirement for these roles to have a Certificate IV level qualification in a relevant field. You will need to have obtained this qualification or be working towards this prior to commencing work.

Why work for IFYS?

For 40 years, IFYS has been striving to provide the best services for you people, families, and individuals across Queensland. IFYS is an inclusive workplace that values diversity and difference. We provide specialised training and encourage all employees to engage in professional development that will help them achieve their career goals.

Apply now with your resume and cover letter, explaining why you are the best candidate for the role.

Please note: this campaign will be interviewing up until and after the closing date, so please do not feel discouraged from applying if the campaign has been open a few weeks.

Applications Close: 03 Aug 2020