Full Time Fixed Term



The Out of Home Care programme at Parkerville Children and Youth Care (Inc) provides a holistic, multi-disciplinary and therapeutic care service for vulnerable children. Our aim, as a team of committed staff, is to bring healing and growth to the lives of vulnerable children.

We are seeking experienced Professional Therapeutic Carers to provide therapeutic care to children who have experienced trauma from abuse. Applications are particularly encouraged from Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people.

These are live-in roles in our group homes in Geraldton and Carnarvon, working 7 days on and 7 days off roster (including public holidays). You will work in a residential setting with usually 4 children in your care. You will play a pivotal role in the day to day life of these children in your care by providing support and care to guarantee a positive, homely environment. This will involve everyday tasks such as preparing meals, arranging clothing/laundry, driving to/from school and out of school activities, watching the children play sport and ensuring their home is clean and tidy. You will also be expected to attend meetings as a part of your role.


To be considered, you must have previous direct care experience working alongside children with a trauma history and/or a relevant Human Services qualification. You must be able to genuinely demonstrate empathy, guidance, respect and patience at all times. It is imperative you can work with minimum supervision and be highly self-motivated in this demanding yet rewarding role.

  • Competitive salary, dependent on skills and experience
  • Access to a fully maintained vehicle for work purposes
  • Salary packaging options and access to discounted health insurance plans
  • Work as a member of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Receive specialist training and support by programme staff so that you can be confident and effective in your role


Interested? Please review the Job Description and download an Employment Application Form. Your application, consisting of:

  • Completed employment application form
  • Covering letter
  • CV or resume
  • Current WWC card
  • Current National Police Certificate (issued in the last 3 months)
  • Current Drivers Licence
  • Current Provide 1st Aid Certificate

should then be sent to


To discuss the role and your interest in it, please call Beki Smith on 0418 407 310 during office hours.


Applications must be submitted by COB Friday, 4th September 2020.


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 November 2016.

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.

Contact Us

Contact Details

Beki Smith on 0418 407 310