Position Details
Reference Number 22434
Position Title Youth Residential Caregiver
Employment Type Casual
Division Outreach Services
Location Outreach Services Ltd-Bendigo, Outreach Services Ltd-Ballarat, Outreach Services Ltd-Warrnambool, Outreach Services Ltd-Geelong
Award Social Community Home Care & Disability Serv Award
Classification Level Three 38 Hour Week
Salary Dependent on qualifications
Hours per Fortnight Casual - As Rostered
Position Summary

Welcome to St John of God Health Care

Owned by St John of God Health Care, St John of God Social Outreach provides significant care and relief for people experiencing disadvantage throughout Australia, New Zealand and the Asia Pacific region, particularly in areas where gaps in health and wellbeing services have been identified. Social Outreach services are available to all members of the community and can be accessed free of charge or at minimal cost.

A flagship program of St John of God Social Outreach, the Horizon House program provides young people aged 16-22 years who are currently experiencing, or are at serious risk of, homelessness with stable long-term accommodation and support to help them achieve independence.

Horizon House delivers early intervention and case management strategies that focus on supporting participants to set and achieve education and/or vocational goals.  All young people who live and participate in a Horizon House program must be engaged in education, training or employment as part of their journey towards independence and commit to participating in a life skills program.  We also provide individualised case management, general counselling and when it’s safe and appropriate to do so help to reconcile young people with their families.

The Position

St John of God Social Outreach is currently seeking applications from suitably qualified Youth Residential Caregivers to join our friendly and enthusiastic Horizon House teams in Warrnambool, Geelong, Ballarat and Bendigo on a Casual basis.

Youth Residential Carergivers work in a residential care setting alongside the Support Coordinators, to provide intensive support for young people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Youth Caregivers provide advocacy & support to residents, as well as coordinating, developing and implementing Independent Life Skills Programmes, in order to meet the individualised needs of the residents throughout their stay at Horizon House.

Applicants must be available to work shifts across 7 days of the week, including weekends and public holidays on a rotating roster. Shifts will also include residential sleep overs.

The successful candidates will have:

  • Ability to work within and contribute to the Mission and Values of St John of God Health Care.
  • Minimum Certificate IV in Youth Work or similar and/or extensive experience in an area related to youth work and/or case management are essential.
  • A demonstrated knowledge of the special needs of adolescents and trauma-informed care together with at least five years recent relevant experience working with at-risk young people is essential.
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the Privacy Legislation and Occupational, Health & Safety Act Regulations.

The benefits:

  • Salary Packaging Options
  • Friendly & Supportive Team
  • Excellent Employee Benefits & Corporate Discounts
  • Professional Development Opportunities

All applicants must address the Selection Criteria (as detailed on the last page of the Position Description). 

St John of God Health Care embraces diversity and strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and people with disabilities.

For enquiries about these positions, please contact the appropriate Support Coordinator below:

Warrnambool - Lara Venzo (0438 221 340)

Geelong - Jeannie Ward (0417 131 370)

Ballarat - Emily Jacobson (0448 853 373)

Bendigo - Lauren Layt (0437 784 001)

Contact Person Please See Contact Details Above
Contact Number 0438 221 340
Closing Date 20/02/2018
Position Description
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