Child & Youth Worker Residential Care Pool
Department for Child Protection
Job reference: 403398
Location: 5600 - WHYALLA, 5290 - MOUNT GAMBIER, 5000 - ADELAIDE
Job status: Long Term Contract
Eligibility: Open to Everyone
Multiple Term & Casual Vacancies (Pool)
Remuneration: OPS3 ($63,681 - $67,868 per annum)
WE ARE CURRENTLY SWEEPING THE APPLICANT POOL FOR OCTOBER - OUR FINAL 2021 INTAKE!
About the Department
The Department for Child Protection (DCP) plays a key role in the protection of children, young people and their families within South Australia. The department provides support to vulnerable children and young people to be safe, strong and connected.
Would you like the opportunity to improve the lives of South Australian children, young people and families who need it most in a role that is both challenging yet highly rewarding?
If you have answered “yes”, please read on….
BECOME A CHILD & YOUTH WORKER
As a Child and Youth Worker, you will be part of a team contributing to improving the social and living skills of children and young people in residential care, and assist in their effective transition into the community and/or reunification/reconnection with their families, family-based care providers or other suitable care options. You will assist in assessing their individual needs as well as ensuring that appropriate levels of their safety and supervision is maintained at all times. In this role, you will ensure children and young people have opportunities to experience education and opportunities for social, sporting and cultural activities.
You must be willing to:
About our recruitment process:
Our recruitment is ongoing and you can apply at any time. We generally have a number of intakes throughout the year, these intakes vary depending on organisational needs. If you are recommended and placed on our Employment Pool your application will remain active for 12 months. You could be contacted at any time during this period and offered an opportunity to commence employment with us.
Our intention is to sweep the pool during the months of November 2020, March 2021 and June 2021 for possible intakes, so please consider these times when applying.
What else do I need to know?
Before applying we would encourage you to review all the essential requirements and special conditions as detailed in the attached Role Description and the Child and Youth Worker (C&YW) Job Demands Info Sheet. Please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions and other information about this role at the DCPCareers site.
Most importantly, this role involves shift work. Our properties do not close, and the children and young people in our care require your attention and supervision at all times. Our shifts rotate and include AM, PM and active Night Shifts. The start and finish times may vary, however you will be required to work across all three shifts. Shift work also involves working weekends and Public Holidays. You are strongly encouraged to consider this aspect of the role and whether it suits your current circumstances.
Enquiries: Before emailing us, please ensure you have read the Frequently Asked Questions as this is likely to answer your query. Should you have any further questions, please email the DCP Recruitment Team on: DCPRecruitment@sa.gov.au
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People of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent and/or those who have a disability are strongly encouraged to apply.
Applications close: 13/08/2021 11:00 PM
- c&yw job demands info sheet.pdf
- ops3 child and youth worker residential care.pdf