Youth Worker - Mackay

Job Description

About the role

selectability is looking for a passionate and motivated Youth Worker to join our growing team! Our youth residential program provides accommodation and intensive support to children and young people who have a variety of needs.  

As a Youth Worker you will play a vital role in supporting our children and young people to live their best life. You will bring a genuine passion and commitment to make a difference in the life of children and young people. Children and young people may come with high to complex needs, and selectability aspires to promote consistent and stable teams to support the recovery of our young people. 

About You

To be successful you must:  

  • possess clear and effective communication skills  
  • demonstrate computer literacy and accuracy in record management  
  • be able to always follow policies and procedures  
  • be able to work with culturally and linguistically diverse communities and individuals 
  • flexible to work across a 24/7 roster 

Role Requirements

  • must have a minimum of Cert IV qualification recognised under the child safety minimum qualification standards, (or willing to actively study)
  • possess the certification in Hope and Healing for residential care (ability to obtain)
  • a current minimum P1 "C" class Queensland driver’s licence  
  • a currently registered, roadworthy, and fully comprehensive insured vehicle
  • first Aid and CPR certificates (ability to obtain) 
  • a Positive Notice Working with Children (blue card) (ability to obtain) 
  • NDIS Worker Screening Clearance (ability to obtain) 
  • NDIS Worker Orientation Module 'Quality, Safety & You'

About the offer & Benefits

We offer a range of benefits including:

  • casual hourly rate of $45.00 + super
  • up to $15,900 FBT salary packaging benefits
  • 50% discounted training via our RTO 
  • flexible working arrangements 
  • career pathways and opportunities for development
  • employee assistance program

How to Apply

If this sounds like you, please submit your resume and a cover letter outlining your skills and experience and why you are the best person for this role. 

If you would like more information please contact HR Officer Cathy Pronk on 07 48643 000 or 

About us

selectability is a not-for-profit charity with a primary focus of improving mental wellbeing and contributing to suicide prevention across regional Queensland.

We believe everyone has the right to access high-quality supports locally and have recently expanded our services to include child safety, and residential aged care in the Lower Gulf.

If you would like to know more, please visit our website HERE