Residential Youth Worker

Job Description

As a Residential Youth Worker, you will play a crucial role in providing support and guidance to young people in the Mackay region using a trauma-informed approach. the Residential Youth Worker supports a team of like minded individuals under the supervision of the Team Leader and Youth Coordinator to provide a safe, consistent and nurturing home environment and support young people in their day to day lives, teach them practical and social skills and be a role model in preparing them for adulthood.

 

This role requires the capacity to work day shifts, night shifts, sleepovers, weekends and public holidays.

 

Join Our Team at MADEC!

We are seeking experienced Residential Youth Workers passionate about joining the MADEC Team to support young people with complex needs.

 

Are you a passionate leader and want to make a difference in the lives of young people? Do you have skills and compassion to provide support and care to young people? Do you thrive in challenging yet rewarding environments? MADEC is looking for Residential Youth Workers to join our team. This is your opportunity to positively impact the lives of young individuals in a supportive and dynamic setting.

 

About the Role:

We are seeking Residential Youth Workers with the right attitude to join the MADEC Team to support young people with complex needs.

 

As a Residential Youth Worker, you will be privileged to work with some of the strongest and most wonderful young people who have experienced trauma and neglect. You will help provide a safe and nurturing home environment and support them in their day to day lives, teach them practical and social skills and be a role model in preparing them for adulthood.

 

We implement the following support models:

 

  • Hope & Healing Trauma Informed Care
  • Person Centred Active Supports
  • Therapeutic Crisis Intervention

Applicants must have the availability to work a variety of shifts including mornings, afternoons, sleepovers and weekends on a fortnightly roster. Multiple casual positions available.

 

What do we need from you?

 

  • Completed (or working towards) Cert IV in Child, Family and Youth Intervention or equivalent qualification - or willingness to undertake if successful
  • Current working with children check and NDIS Worker Screening
  • A genuine passion for supporting people
  • A willingness to participate in further education and training
  • Ability to work autonomously or within a team
  • An individual that values human rights, community, excellence, trust and empowers people to be their best.
  • Hold a current Queensland Driver’s Licence (Provisional Licence holders welcome)

What are the benefits of working at MADEC?

 

  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Rewards Program
  • Career Progression Opportunities
  • An inclusive and welcoming team, culture, and environment
  • Patient-centred with a focus on best practice
  • An organisation that supports our participants, community and you!
  • Flexible opportunities and great work/life balance
  • Salary packaging that includes Benefits Card, Meals Card & Remote Housing Allowance

Please submit applications via SEEK. Applications should include an up-to-date resume and a cover letter outlining your motivation for the role and how you meet the essential criteria. If you would like more information about the role including a copy of the Position Description, please contact Karen Low, People & Culture Manager, via email; hr@madec.org.au.