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Youth Worker, Bimberi Residential Service

ACT Government - Canberra Airport, ACT

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work
Source: uWorkin


Bimberi Residential Services is seeking energetic and committed Youth Workers from a wide range of different backgrounds, with skills and experiences in many different fields.

The position of Youth Worker will work within a team environment to enhance the safe care, support and supervision of residents within the Bimberi Youth Justice Centre and/or Bimberi Residential Services. Youth Workers actively contribute to case planning for young people and provide advice and guidance to residents to improve their living skills, development and social interactions. They also implement effective behaviour management, conflict resolution and harm minimisation strategies. Most importantly Youth Workers must be willing to work to build a positive, supportive and professional working relationship with young people who require positive role models, mentoring, and support.

Bimberi Residential Services focuses on delivering child-centred, evidence-based and developmentally appropriate, human rights compliant support to children, young people and their families. It is comprised of Bimberi Youth Justice Centre (BYJC) and Youth Justice Residential properties including Narrabundah House Indigenous Supported Residential Facility (Narrabundah House).

BYJC is a human rights compliant youth detention facility. The Centre provides safe and secure accommodation for young people between the ages of 10 and 21 years, who are remanded in custody or sentenced by the ACT Children’s or Supreme Courts.

Narrabundah House provides supported accommodation to young men, aged between 15 and 18 years old. Both facilities operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The occupants of these positions may be required to be available to work at both Bimberi Youth Justice Centre and Youth Justice Residential properties including Narrabundah House and their duties may be slightly varied to ensure the safe custody of residents.

Eligibility/Other Requirements

Current driver’s licence
Senior First Aid Certificate
Prior to commencing this role, a current registration issued under the Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) Act 2011 is required. For further information on Working with Vulnerable People registration refer to - https://www.accesscanberra.act.gov.au/app/answers/detail/a_id/1804.

Notes: An information session will be held at Bimberi Youth Justice Centre on 4 February 2021 from 6.00pm to 7.00pm. You will need to RSVP to attend the information sessions by calling the contact officer. There are various permanent, temporary and casual positions available. An order of merit will be established from this selection process and may be used to fill future identical permanent, temporary and casual vacancies over the next 12 months. Selection will be based on application, psychometric, interview and medical/fitness (beep test) assessment.

How to Apply: Please submit your responses to the Selection Criteria in the attached Position Description detailing why you would be the best person for this role. Please also submit your current curriculum vitae and contact details of at least two referees. If you wish to find out more about the position, please call the contact officer.

Applications should be submitted via the Apply Now button below.


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Canberra Airport, ACT

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work


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