About the role
Join our team!
Anglicare’s Children & Families teams have been providing support for children in need since the 1800’s and today offer Fostering and Kinship Care, Residential and Semi-Independent services, counselling and relationship support from Roma to the Gold Coast. Each year we provide close to 5,000 nights of care and support over 100 families.
As we continue to expand our residential services, we are on the lookout for compassionate and proactive Youth Workers to join us throughout the greater South East Brisbane, Gold Coast and Logan regions. Our Youth Workers build relationships with young people in out-of-home care, advocating for them and assisting them to develop life skills and self-regard, and offer a gateway to community, social and cultural connections.
What happens next?
Send us your current resume and a Cover Letter explaining your interest in being a Youth Worker with Anglicare SQ. Once we receive your application, you will be sent a link to complete a short, 15-minute on-line assessment and a brief introductory video of two minutes – telling us a bit more about yourself.
Shortlisted candidates will then be required to attend an Assessment Centre:
On: THURSDAY 29th AUGUST 2019
Time: 9.00am – 3.00pm
At: Anglicare Children & Families, 2906 Logan Road, Underwood
Our Assessment Centres incorporate a number of activities to gauge knowledge and experience; communication and interpersonal skills; and cultural and team suitability.
Benefits & Culture
Becoming part of our Children & Families team means the opportunity to work with a diverse, multi-cultural group of people who are all committed to improving outcomes for the youth in our care. We have a supportive, collaborative way of working and supported by a strong leadership team. Other benefits include:
- The chance to work with youth who are at different stages of their journey – including those who are challenging and those who are well on the way to success
- Hands-on support from both Coordinators and Practitioners who are available, approachable and empowering
- Connecting and building rapport with society’s young and vulnerable – and being able to make a real and positive difference to their lives
- Morning, afternoon and sleepover shifts on a roster pattern – we generally run a 2 to 1 model (two young people to every Youth Worker) and our sleepovers are 24-hour shifts with an 8 hour sleep component
- Opportunities for genuine training, learning and development – with a number of established career pathway options
- Generous weekend and nightshift pay rates and five weeks annual leave
- Guidance and mentoring from our Cultural Support Workers who help to engage and promote connectedness with community and family groups
- Gaining skills and experience from working within different teams across numerous sites/houses – we also have regular team meetings to share ideas and knowledge
Skills and Experience
Having a genuine interest in the sector should be your key motivator – and you will need to demonstrate the following skills, experience and understanding:
- Ability to engage with young people quickly and effectively and support them in the development of independent living skills
- Sound understanding of trauma-informed frameworks and how behaviour and development can be affected by trauma
- The need to observe and navigate complex family dynamics often present for young people in care
- Supporting youth from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds including First Nations and non-Indigenous groups
- Sensible, practical and professional response to crisis situations – working within risk and compliance guidelines
- A team player who works in a collaborative manner, but is capable of working independently as required
- Leadership and mentoring skills with the ability to provide a positive adult role model to young people,
- assisting them to develop confidence and self-worth
- Strong administration and computer ability, able to contribute to assessments and evaluations in an effective way
Although attitude and commitment are highly important factors, we also require you to hold the following certificates and credentials:
- Unrestricted Right to Work in Australia (sorry we are unable to provide any form of Sponsorship)
- Certificate IV or Diploma in Child, Youth & Family Intervention, Youth Services, Community Services, Disability Support or similar field
- A valid Blue Card (Working with Children) and LCS (Licensed Care Services)
- First Aid Certificate with CPR
- A current Queensland Driver Licence
About the organisation
How to apply for this role
Please quote in application: Youth Worker via Pro Bono Australia.