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. These fixed term positions would ideally suit couples who do not have children who live at home, but appropriately qualified single people should also apply. Applications are particularly encouraged from Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people.

These are live-in roles in our group homes in Perth Metro and Midwest & Gascoyne Region, working 11 days on and 3 days off roster (including public holidays). You will work in a residential setting and play a pivotal role in the day to day life of the 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.

To be considered, you must have experience either in or directly relevant to this type of role and be able to genuinely demonstrate empathy, guidance, respect and patience at all times. It is imperative you are able to 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



To discuss the role and your interest in it, please call:

Paul Hogan on 08 9235 7000 for Perth Metro

Beki Smith on 08 9391 1952 for the Midwest & Gascoyne


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.

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Contact Details

To discuss the role and your interest in it, please call:

Paul Hogan on 08 9235 7000 for Perth Metro

Beki Smith on 08 9391 1952 for the Midwest & Gascoyne