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House Worker, Residential Care

Organisation : CatholicCare Victoria

Location : VIC Regional (Horsham)

Work type : Part-time

Profession : Community Services, Social & Support Work

Sector : Community Engagement, Community Support Services

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 5 Dec, 2021

About the role

House Workers work as part of a core care team providing full-time quality care for the young people, using trauma informed, child centred, family focused therapeutic interventions. In collaboration with the Senior House Workers; Team Leader, Residential Care; Therapeutic Practitioner and Education/Vocation Specialist, House Workers establish a homelike, therapeutic, caring and nurturing environment to assist young people to develop a sense of safety, stability, security and trust.

House Workers work closely with the Senior House Worker and Therapeutic Practitioner to develop respectful and responsive levels of communication with other House Workers and professionals in a Care Team approach, and participate in relevant case conferencing as indicated to assess and develop goals in the young person’s best interests.

Specifically, the position is responsible for:

  • Working collaboratively with the Care Team to facilitate and strengthen the young person’s sense of identity and contribute to enhancing family relationships and/or reunification and facilitate the young person’s access with natural and extended family members.
  • Ensuring that the young people’s rights and interests are protected at all times and act as an effective role models.
  • Support the young people to maintain important links with their family of origin, friendship networks and the local community.
  • Participate in rosters that will provide 24-hour cover, 7 days per week, including weekend and sleep over shifts, plus overnight on-call and call-out support.

To be considered for this position, you will require:

  • Degree; Associate Diploma with relevant experience; or relevant certificate with relevant experience in Community Services or related discipline including welfare, counselling, youth work, alcohol/other drugs or social work.
  • Have, or willing to work toward, the mandatory modules of the Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention (Residential and Out of Home Care).
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of child/adolescent development and the impact of trauma together with a demonstrated capacity to implement and reflect upon therapeutic caring approaches.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : CatholicCare Victoria

House Worker, Residential Care

  • 52 hours per fortnight minimum, continuing position
  • Horsham

Take the next step in your career with CatholicCare Victoria.

About CatholicCare Victoria

CatholicCare Victoria is a leading and influential provider of charitable and social services in Victoria.  The Mission of CatholicCare Victoria is to build communities that recognise and nurture the dignity of each person.  Our employees share our Mission for a stronger, more inclusive society through supporting individuals, families and communities in times of need, especially those who are most disadvantaged, vulnerable, marginalized and/or at risk.

CatholicCare Victoria delivers excellence in a broad range of child, family and youth services, family relationship services, school counselling and pastoral care services, social housing, employment and advocacy services across various office locations and delivery sites in Victoria.

CatholicCare Victoria draws on the principles of Catholic Social Teaching to inspire and direct our endeavours.  We value and respect human dignity, and embrace diversity in an inclusive work environment.

Working with CatholicCare Victoria

At CatholicCare Victoria we offer:

  • A family friendly working environment.
  • Training and development opportunities.
  • Flexible working arrangements.
  • Salary packaging for eligible staff.

We embrace, value and respect an inclusive environment where diversity is celebrated. 

We are committed to the safety of children, young people and vulnerable adults.

We encourage talented people from all backgrounds, abilities and identities to apply.  We strongly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply.

How to apply

Position Description : House Worker PD - FINAL - 20211119

For further information and how to apply, visit our website 

Enquiries to:  Benita marson, Manager, Victims Program & Youth Services on 5337 8937

Applications close:  Sunday, 5 December 2021

Applications are required to be submitted to people& for your application to be considered. 

Please ensure your application includes a cover letter, resume and responses to the key requirements in the position description which is attached to the advertisement on our website.

The successful applicant must have right to work in Australia.

Should you require cultural or other support in submitting your application, please contact our People and Culture Department on 03 5337 8999.

Should you require information in alternative formats, please contact our People and Culture Department on 03 5337 8999.

Directions from Victoria’s Chief Health Officer require all CatholicCare Victoria workers to have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by 22 October 2021 and to be fully vaccinated by 26 November 2021, unless they are an Excepted Person as defined by the COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination (Workers) Directions. All applicants must therefore be able to comply with this requirement.


Please quote in application: House Worker, Residential Care via Pro Bono Australia.

Profession: #Community_Services, #Social_and_Support_Work
Sector: #Community_Engagement, #Community_Support_Services

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