Casual Support Worker
Multiple Locations Available
To work with the community to help make WA the safest place in the world to bring up children.
What we do
Over a century of service caring and supporting children and young people who have experienced trauma through neglect, family domestic violence and child sexual abuse
About the Role
The Casual Support Worker is responsible for maintaining a safe, secure and therapeutic environment for clients residing within the OHC Program across a variety of different residential settings, including Family Group Homes. The role is required to provide direct care to the clients within the service and support their placement goals through adherence to the Individual Therapeutic Care Plan. As a Casual Support Worker, you will work in partnership with Professional Therapeutic Carers in the direct care of children in our Family Group Homes.
The Casual Support Worker will support the Professional Therapeutic Carers through a range of activities, including:
- Maintain the physical environment, unit checks, attending to health and medical requirements of children and young people.
- Provide activities for children or young people in ways that meet their developmental needs; encourage a positive effect on their self-esteem and promote attachment and security.
- Provide emotional support that assists clients to deal with the challenges of everyday life, inclusive of encouragement and guidance to clients.
- Assist clients to develop social, problem solving and independent living skills appropriate to their age and developmental level.
- Maintain all records in accordance with the programme and Organisation’s processes.
In addition to highly developed interpersonal and communication skills, the following skills and experience are essential:
- Previous direct care experience working alongside children with a trauma history and / or relevant Human Services qualifications,
- Genuinely demonstrate empathy, guidance, respect and patience at all times,
- Capacity to maintain the home as a warm, safe, secure and comfortable environment in which children may grow and develop,
- Experience in providing care appropriate to the emotional and social needs of the children and set behaviour limits which are appropriate and non-punitive,
- A current Working with Children Card and Provide First Aid Certificate.
If you feel that this is the role for you, please submit your application, consisting of:
- Employment Application Form
- Covering letter and CV / Resume
For further information and any role related enquiries, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parkerville Children and Youth Care Inc. has met the Safeguarding Children Standards set out by the Australian Childhood Foundation and received full Safeguarding Children accreditation in September 2019.
Parkerville Children and Youth Care is committed to increasing employment opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and strongly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply.
Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the safety of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share our commitment.
Our recruitment and selection processes reflect this commitment and will include criminal records and reference checks for successful applicants.
It is essential that all applicants meet the above criteria and are permitted to work and remain in Australia with no limitations.
Parkerville Children and Youth Care have a zero tolerance to the use of alcohol and drugs.