Youth Workers – Inner West & Parramatta

Position Overview

The health, safety and wellbeing of the children and young people placed in out of home care are paramount to this position. The primary function of a youth worker is to assist children and young people to develop their day to day living skills, through following their care plans in relation to meals, activities, education, employment, behaviour, social and cultural / religious events etc. These positions will involve shift and weekend work.

Essential Criteria

  • Demonstrated experience working with children and young people with high and complex needs
  • Minimum of Certificate III in Youth Work. / Enrolled in a minimum of a Certificate III in Youth Work or a willingness to undertake a Certificate III in Youth Work traineeship
  • A current NSW Drivers License

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Desirable Criteria

  • Good literacy skills
  • Basic computer skills
  • A current First Aid Certificate
  • The ability to work as part of a team as well as individually
  • Practical experience working in a Residential Out of Home Care for children & young people with high& complex needs
  • Ability to manage challenging behaviours
  • Knowledge of child protection, child development and understanding of issues relating to Out of Home Care.
  • Knowledge of a range of strategies & practices associated to the Health, Safety & Well Being of Children & young people in Residential Out of Home Care
  • Knowledge and an understanding of Equal Employment Opportunity and Occupational Health and Safety

To Apply

To apply for this position, please click on the links below and return the completed forms and current resume to our Human Resources Department

All applicants will be subject to a working with children check.