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Carer - Multiple Opportunities Available

Geraldton and Carnarvon

We have multiple opportunities for Carers to join our team within the Midwest and Gascoyne Region, on a casual or fixed-term basis!  

Our Vision is to work with the community to help make WA the safest place for children and young people. With over a century of service, we care for and support children and young people who have experienced trauma through neglect, family domestic violence and child sexual abuse.

About the Role
We are seeking individuals who are passionate about supporting the lives of Aboriginal children and young people in Out of Home Care. These roles are live-in and consist of up to 24-hour shifts on a rotating fortnightly roster, offered on a casual or fixed-term basis. Casual roles are offered with a high level of flexibility and our full-time roles are offered on a roster of 7 days on 7 days off.

We also have FIFO opportunities! This FIFO opportunity would be for a full-time Carer to travel from Perth to Geraldton on a 7 days on 7 days off basis. 

As a Carer of Aboriginal children, you have an opportunity to support children and young people in having positive life experiences that are culturally, socially, and emotionally safe by: 

  • Providing a home environment that nurtures and supports children and young people who have experienced trauma and abuse when they are displaying challenging and disruptive behaviours
  • Providing a culturally appropriated safe and responsive home environment for Aboriginal children and young people.
  • Providing activities and supports for children or young people in ways that meet their developmental and cultural needs.

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • Demonstrated skills to engage in culturally safe ways with children and young people who have been impacted on by abuse and trauma.
  • Demonstrated ability to respond in a caring and responsive manner with children and young people who have been impacted on by abuse and trauma.
  • Demonstrated cultural knowledge, expertise and understanding of the impact of intergenerational trauma and how this effects children and young people who have been impacted on by abuse and trauma.
  • Demonstrated awareness and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander societies and cultures along with awareness of the key issues which impact upon Aboriginal communities. 

Or 

  • Demonstrate the commitment to continually build knowledge of the above important requirements of the role.

If this sounds like you, please visit Carer - Geraldton and Carnarvon Job in Geraldton, Gascoyne & Midwest - SEEK to submit your Cover Letter and Resume. We hope to hear from you by 4:00pm, Friday 21 January 2022. 

Would you like to know more? Reach out to Paul Hogan, Program Manager, on 0439 151 562.  

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. 

We are committed to increasing employment opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and strongly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply. 

It is a requirement of this role that the successful applicant must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The successful applicant will need to provide evidence of their COVID-19 vaccination status prior to commencing this role.

Parkerville Children and Youth Care have a zero tolerance to the use of alcohol and drugs. 

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A WORD FROM OUR DIRECTOR

At Parkerville we are always on the lookout for like-minded individuals who want to make a truly significant difference to the lives of WA children .

From client facing roles which include social workers, foster cares and psychologists to corporate and support services, when you choose to work for us you’ll become part of a family of diverse people from different backgrounds and cultures all working together to improve the outcomes for children, young people and their families who have experienced trauma from abuse.

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TONY HANSEN - GENERAL MANAGER CULTURAL ADVISORY



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