Youth Support Workers - Intensive Therapeutic CarePositions available in Newcastle and Inner SuburbsFull Time, Part Time and Casual vacancies We are seeking passionate, energetic and caring Youth Support Workers who truly love what they do. We have Full Time, Part-Time and Casual vacancies available. Own It - How we get the job doneIn and around the Newcastle Area we are fortunate to assist a diverse range of young customers aged 12 to 18 in our Out of Home Care Accommodation services. These young people have a range of conditions including challenging behaviours, autism, attachment disorders, anxiety, depression, anger, aggression, post traumatic stress and disengagement. We are seeking Support Workers who are resilient and have a sound understanding of the importance of supporting children and young people in line with our commitment to the Child Protection Act 1999.As a Support Worker your responsibilities will include: Mentoring and skill development - guiding young people to develop independent living skillsBeing a positive role model and provide positive support in areas such as emotional behaviour, personal care and hygiene, transport, education, cooking and domestic dutiesAdministering medication and adherence to support plansCompleting clear, concise and factual handover notes and incident reportsManaging complex and challenging behaviours (including aggressive behaviours)Helping young people to engage with their local communities and culture through access to Community Participation Programs and recreational activities Make It Matter - What you will bring to make a difference in other's lives Hold or be working towards a Diploma in Community Services, Youth Work, Disability, Children's Services, Counselling, Case Management or relevant field or;Hold or have completed the first 12 months of a Bachelor Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Community Services, Nursing, Psychological Science, Social Science, Social Welfare or relevant fieldExperienced in managing challenging behavioursEducated about mental health/illnessResilienceStrong communication skillsCurrent Drivers Licence (Mandatory requirement)Current Working with Children Check Card (or be willing to obtain)Current First Aid Certificate, HLTAID003 (or be willing to obtain)Be willing to be available to work a 24/7 rotating roster which includes days, evenings, awake shifts, sleepovers and weekend shifts Keep Calm & Be Happy - How you will interact with people and other benefitsJoining Lifestyle Solutions makes you feel like you are making a difference in people's lives. Our team is here because they care, and because of this, we have an enriching and rewarding culture within our teams. Other benefits include: Hourly rate based SCHCADS AwardSelf Managed Teams and inclusive cultureOngoing Learning and Development opportunities Respect - Who we are and why we do itWe're people who care. Lifestyle Solutions provides services to people with a disability, young people and children in Out of Home Care, their families and communities. Our customers receive services designed to meet their everyday needs and support them to achieve their goals. Our national workforce is committed to providing service that is reliable, responsive, flexible, friendly, empathetic and caring. We believe everyone is equal. We stand for everyone in society having equal opportunity and equal respect. We do this by providing our customers access to quality services and dedicated people who make a real difference in their lives. We believe this is everyone's fundamental right. You can learn more about us here.Join Us - Next stepsAll applications must be lodged online.For more information, please contact Sara Buchanan on firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants will be contacted within 48 hours of submitting an online application. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible as we will be actively shortlisting during the advertising period and reserve the right to close this advert prior to the advertised date.We are an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and are committed to building a workplace culture that values diversity and inclusion. We welcome, actively support and promote the employment of people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, LGBTI, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) backgrounds and other diversity groups.As part of our process selected applicants will be required to undergo employment screening and probity checks prior to commencing, including a National Police Check Clearance.
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