Please find details of the role below

Senior Residential Youth Worker

Toowoomba, Australia

Reference: 6627221


At IFYS, our overarching goal is to foster an environment that nurtures the growth and development of all individuals who access our services. We strive to ensure that those who engage with our services feel valued, supported, and inspired. Equally vital is our commitment to cultivate the same sense of well-being among our dedicated staff members.

We firmly believe that our most valuable asset is our people, and as such, we continuously assess and enhance our framework of support. We readily implement new practices and procedures, such as the Sanctuary Model of Care, which actively promotes emotional, social, moral, and physical well-being for both our staff and clients.

About the opportunity

IFYS has the exciting opportunity for an experienced Youth Worker to fill the role of Senior Residential Youth Worker, in Withcott. The Senior Residential Youth Worker is responsible for providing quality care, casework services and life skill support to children in residential care. The Senior Residential Youth Worker works collaboratively with the Case Manager to supervise and support the team of Residential Youth Workers.

What's on offer?

  • Permanent part-time, 57 hours per fortnight (roster below)
  • Base hourly rate $43.08 (Saturday shift $64.62, Sunday $86.16, afternoon shift $48.47, night shift $49.54) + superannuation
  • Not-for-profit salary packaging options to increase take home pay (package up to $15,900 per FBT year)
  • Career and professional development opportunities
  • Skilled leadership and supportive team environment
  • Unique in-house training opportunities including Therapeutic Crisis Intervention training, Preventing Child Sexual Exploitation and Sanctuary training
  • Access to the Calm app + Flight Centre personal travel discounts

Key responsibilities of the Senior Residential Youth Worker:

  • Provide trauma informed therapeutic care to young people in accordance with the Standards of Care (under the Child Protection Act 1999) and IFYS Policies and Procedures
  • In collaboration with the Case Manager, supervise the day to day running of the Residential Program
  • Work under the direction of the Case Manager to ensure the Program adheres to all reporting and documentation requirements and timeframes
  • Work in collaboration with the Case Manager to develop and publish rosters
  • Facilitate team meetings and case discussions as required
  • Provide coaching to new employees during their induction and buddy shifts
  • Provide ongoing feedback, supervision, mentoring and opportunities for skill development to Residential Youth Workers
  • Complete administrative duties accurately and within required timeframes.
  • Transport clients in a safe and responsible manner.

Requirements for the role:

  • Experience working in a similar position in a similar field
  • A relevant tertiary qualification of a Cert IV level or higher
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation and best practices
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to build and maintain effective relationships with all stakeholders
  • Sound judgment, problem-solving skills, and the ability to handle crisis situations calmly and effectively
  • Exceptional time management and prioritisation skills
  • Demonstrated experience in maintaining program compliance
  • A continuous learning mindset

Must hold or be willing to obtain if successful:

  • Valid Queensland driver's license with no restrictions
  • QLD Working with Children Check (Paid Blue Card)
  • Licensed Care Suitability Check (LCS2)
  • National Crime Check (IFYS will complete a new check through our systems)

Roster Week 1

  • Mon: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Tues: 4:00 pm to 8:30 am (sleepover)
  • Thurs: 8:00 am to 3:00 pm
  • Fri: 2:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Roster Week 2

  • Tues: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Thurs: 8:00 am to 3:00 pm
  • Sat: 2:30 pm to 9:00 pm
  • Sun: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Your application should include an up-to-date CV and a cover letter outlining your suitability for the position. The recruitment process for this position includes completing a workplace personality profile and cognitive aptitude test.

If you would like further information on this role please email or call 07 5438 3000 and ask to speak to Seamus.