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Job Details
Job Closing Date: 
Wednesday, 14 March 2018 - 5:00pm
Position Type: 
CatholicCare Tasmania
Site Location: 
North West


This is an exciting opportunity to make a real difference to the lives of vulnerable young people who have been impacted by trauma.

We are looking for casual Youth Workers who closely align with our organisational values. As a Youth Worker these values must be demonstrated every day in your work with young people, their families, your peers and stakeholders, demonstrating always:
- Compassion
- Integrity
- Respect
- Perseverance
- Unconditional positive regard
- Non-judgemental understanding and empathy

Youth Workers work in the Young People’s home (a 24/7 staffed residential home) as part of a small team to provide consistency of support and approach.

CatholicCare’s Therapeutic Residential Care programme Inspire@HOME is looking for resilient, passionate individuals who are able to maintain strong professional boundaries whilst demonstrating empathy, compassion, and unending unconditional positive regard. CatholicCare encourages self-care and work life balance as flexibility to take on a roster that includes weekends and sleep over shifts is a requirement of these roles.

As a Youth Worker you will be involved in:
- Listening to young people and hearing what they have to say (even when they are communicating only through behaviours)
- Finding appropriate ways to engage with young people in a way that ensures they feel safe, accepted, supported and heard whilst maintaining appropriate professional boundaries
- Assessing the needs of young people and advocating for them in a way that encourages engagement and participation
- Taking clients to appointments and on planned activities
- Supporting them with developing their living skills
- Providing educational support where necessary
- Completing household chores including cleaning and meal preparation
- Establishing goals and supporting young people to achieve
- Case work
- Paper work and administration tasks such as petty cash, case notes, reporting and meeting audit requirement (maintaining strict documentation requirements - that meet legal requirements)

Essential criteria:
- Working with Vulnerable Persons and Children’s Card
- Drivers Licence
- Have a genuine enjoyment in engaging with young people
- Be interested in making a contribution to the wellbeing and development of young people who may have significant behavioural difficulties and presentations.
- Have flexibility in their approach to work and hours – particularly night shifts and over the Christmas and public holiday periods
- Are open minded and non-judgemental
- Have the ability to remain emotionally calm in a crisis
- Be computer literate
- Have the capacity to be reflective on their practice and able to give and receive feedback in a way that ensures professional growth
- Are professional in manner and presentation to deal with services supporting young people
- Willing to engage in training and development.

Applicants have the option of attending an information session which will be held on:

- Tuesday 13th March 5:30pm

Please call Margaret on 6278 1660 to secure your place. The information sessions will be held at the Port side building, 1-5 Spring Street, Burnie.

Please view the job kit which is located on the upper right hand side of this page, including Position Description. Expression of Interest forms are available by emailing .
To apply, applicants must provide a resume and supporting documentation to or to CatholicCare Tasmania Attn: Human Resources, GPO Box 62 Hobart Tas 7001. Applications close 14th March 2018.