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Youth Workers (Casual)

ProCare Personnel is currently seeking a broad range of experienced Casual Workers. We would like to invite workers who have a diversity of skills from sector to work as Residential Youth Worker & Child and Family Support workers to fill vacancies in rosters in various Out of Home Care services within residential environments including supervised contacts for Child Safety and other services. The aim is to provide support to families with a focus on child protection and family intervention, in particular reunification of families with community access and some personal care. Locations are varied within the community or in-home based locations across the south-east region.

To be Successful:

  • Experience working in the Child Protection sector, Residential Care sector or Community access or similar
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of the Disability Service and Child Protection Acts
  • Knowledge and ability to engage and effectively support children and young people with a disability
  • Experience working within a Trauma Informed framework (Therapeutic Crisis Intervention training highly regarded)
  • Current Working With Children Check (or ability to obtain)
  • Minimum Certificate IV level qualification in Youth Work or related field with demonstrated youth work experience
  • Strong communication and reporting writing skills
  • Demonstrated reporting skills and computer literacy
  • Demonstrated knowledge and awareness of trauma and attachment frameworks
  • Residential Care Workers are required to use their own vehicle and therefore must hold comprehensive car insurance (kilometric allowance paid)
  • Must have good availability for day shifts, sleep overs shifts, evenings and weekend shifts

Desirable:

  • Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI) trained and some personal care experience
  • Current LCS2 check
  • Current First Aid Certificate
  • Child and baby car seats/ boosters or ability to acquire
  • Awareness and understanding of other cultures and an ability to communicate effectively with culturally diverse clients
  • Capacity to draw on a range of theoretical approaches to support the development of life skills in young people; parenting skills and community capacity engagement.

Salary & Benefits

Salary is paid between $25 to $32 per hour plus weekend penalties; sleep over allowance and reimbursement of motor vehicle expenses per kilometer

Job ID:

149199

Location:

Toowoomba Region; Brisbane - North and South, Logan, Ipswich, and Gold Coast

Closing Date:

12/01/2015



Counsellor

The Organisation

Our customer is a large and well established organisation committed to the care of families, children & young people who experience social disadvantage. Programs are delivered in a number of areas of South East Queensland and provide assessment, counselling and support for children and families, family and residential based alternate care programs; education and life skills training. This organisation has an excellent reputation for quality practice, community partnerships and a supportive staff environment.

The Role

On behalf of our customer we are currently seeking a part-time Counsellor to join their team on the basis of a four day week. Located in the Goodna region, this position is an exciting opportunity to utilise your counselling and assessment skills as well as your knowledge of the issues faced by vulnerable children and families.

Working across three key services, you will provide assessment and counselling to children, young people and families and assist in ongoing monitoring and implementation of individual intervention plans.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide specialist counselling and assessment for children, young people and families in addition to developing and implementing intervention plans
  • Work collaboratively within a multi-disciplinary counselling team to develop and maintain a responsive and innovative therapeutic environment to meet the needs of children, young people and families
  • Develop and maintain strong professional networks with other agencies and organisations including the Department of Communities in relation to client and community need
  • Ensure a culturally appropriate counselling response to clients from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and CALD backgrounds

To Be Successful

  • Relevant tertiary degree qualifications in Social Work, Psychology or Behavioural Sciences
  • Demonstrated ability to assess the individual’s need and apply appropriate counselling intervention strategies working from a client centred approach
  • Knowledge of children and young people’s development stages to assist in working with children with challenging behaviours and their specific behavioural support requirements
  • Experience in assessment practices of children and adults
  • Demonstrated ability to reflect on your practice and contribute to a team culture of open and reflective practice

Salary and Benefits

The salary banding for this position is between $57, 300 - $68,200 plus salary sacrifice options

Job ID:

153191

Location:

Goodna

Closing Date:

28/11/2014



Senior Advisor Practice and Programs (Identified)

About the Organisation

Our customer is a not-for-profit organisation providing care and support services within Australia and New Zealand. The suite of services provided assist children, young people, adults, families and communities. Their work spans across care and protection, disability, mental health, homelessness, youth justice and immigration.

About the Role

On behalf of our customer we are currently seeking a Senior Advisor, Practice and Programs to join their team. Located in Springwood, this permanent position is an exciting opportunity to utilise your knowledge of the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities to provide organisational leadership in the development and implementation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander practice and policy.

This is an identified role and will focus on building strategies for the organisation’s Reconciliation Action Plan to build capacity in practice and programs design related to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

This is an identified position and our customer considers that being Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander is a genuine occupational requirement under s25 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 (QLD).

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and lead strategies for successful implementation of organisation’s Reconciliation Action Plan that relate to practice and programs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • Contribute to the operations of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander services in accordance with the organisation’s practices, policies and requirements.
  • Develop and lead a strategy for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in out of home care
  • Develop quality assurance strategies to ensure service delivery aligns with relevant policy, procedures and systems
  • Provide field support to operations teams as required regarding best practice development and implementation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander programs and services

To Be Successful

  • Must be of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent
  • Tertiary qualifications in Social Science, Social Work, Psychology or similar discipline or equivalent demonstrated work experience
  • Extensive knowledge of issues impacting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities
  • Demonstrated experience in case work practice and in the design, development and implementation of policy and programs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • Demonstrated understanding of best practice in relation to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people in out of home care as well as foster care recruitment, assessment and support practices and services
  • Demonstrated experience in development and formulation of policy as well as ability to plan, develop and evaluate a variety of projects, programs and services
  • Ability to travel within Qld and interstate on occasion as required

Salary and Benefits

Highly attractive salary plus salary sacrifice options available

Job ID:

153190

Location:

Springwood

Closing Date:

05/12/2014



Residential Youth Worker (casual)

ProCare Personnel is currently seeking experienced Residential Youth Workers to fill vacancies in rosters in various Out of Home Care services by providing care and support to children and young people within residential environments across the south-east region.

To be Successful:

  • Experience working in the Child Protection sector, Residential Care sector or similar
  • Current Working With Children Check (or ability to obtain)
  • Minimum Certificate IV level qualification in Youth Work or related field with demonstrated youth work experience
  • Demonstrated reporting skills and computer literacy
  • Demonstrated knowledge and awareness of trauma and attachment frameworks
  • Residential Care Workers are required to use their own vehicle and therefore must hold comprehensive car insurance (kilometric allowance paid)
  • Must have good availability for day shifts, sleep overs shifts, evenings and weekend shifts

Desirable:

  • Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI) trained
  • Current LCS2 check
  • Current First Aid Certificate

Salary & Benefits

Salary is paid between $25 - 32 per hour plus night and weekend penalties

Job ID:

151900

Location:

Gold Coast, Logan, Brisbane North, Brisbane south, Ipswich, Toowoomba

Closing Date:

28/11/2014



Residential Coordinator - OOHC (6 month fixed term contract)

The Organisation

Our customer is a large and well established organisation committed to the care of families, children & young people who experience social disadvantage. Programs are delivered in a number of areas of South East Queensland and provide assessment, counselling and support for children and families, family and residential based alternate care programs; education and life skills training. This organisation has an excellent reputation for quality practice, community partnerships and a supportive staff environment.

The Role

On behalf of our customer we are currently seeking a Residential Coordinator. Located in Bracken Ridge, this six (6) months fixed term position is an exciting opportunity to utilise your coordination skills and knowledge of the out of home care sector. You will lead and supervise a team of residential care workers to provide high quality support for children and young people in out of home care

Under guidance and supervision of the Program Manager and Care Team Leader, this role will focus on facilitating therapeutic change within a needs based, trauma sensitive and relationship/ attachment focussed framework.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership and coordination to ensure high quality service delivery to meet the needs of children and young people
  • Work collaboratively with the Care Team Leader, Clinician and Program Manager to assist children and young people to transition in to and from the residential service
  • Work collaboratively with the clinicians and direct care team to identify client needs and plan interventions and services consistent with available resources
  • Maintain positive and effective team culture responsive to cultural diversity and equity practice
  • Effectively role model resilience and holistic care in line with the organisation’s model of practice
  • Communicate with a wide range of stakeholders including Child Safety in a professional and timely manner to promote effective working relationship
  • Maintain program resources including staffing, house and vehicle maintenance and monetary resources

To Be Successful

  • A minimum diploma qualification in Community Services or related discipline
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in implementing effective daily care, intervention and care strategies for children and young people affected by trauma and disrupted attachment
  • Demonstrated ability in implementing effective supervision and self-care in the child protection industry including the ability to coach and mentor staff
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain relationships with clients, families and other stakeholders involved in the care of service users
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and implement workable staffing rosters, maintain financial expenditure in line with budget requirements, oversee maintenance of organisational assets and maintain effective records

Salary and Benefits

Salary is paid at $68,235 plus super with salary sacrifice options up to $15,899

Job ID:

153202

Location:

Bracken Ridge

Closing Date:

01/12/2014



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