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Residential Youth Worker

Life Without Barriers - Sydney, NSW

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About the Organisation
Life Without Barriers is a leading social purpose, not for profit organisation of 8,000 employees working in more than 500 communities across Australia. We support children, young people and families, people with disability, older people and people with mental illness. We work with people who are homeless and refugees and asylum seekers.

We want to employ people who reflect the diversity of our clients to ensure we can support each client's individual needs and wants. We encourage people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background and people with disability to apply.

About the Role

Joining our Intensive Therapeutic Care - Significant Disability team in Wollongong as a residential youth worker, you will provide therapeutic care and support to children and young people with significant disability and backgrounds of trauma who are living in 24/7 residential care.

The successful candidate will have previous experience working with young people, mental health and/or people with significant disability, a strong understanding of mental health and the impacts of trauma, as well as confidence working with challenging behaviours and providing assistance with activities of daily living including personal care, medication administration and the use of hoists.

You will be required to work a rotating 24/7 roster that may include active overnight shifts and weekend shifts.

Key Responsibilities

  • Daily care, supervision and transport for children and young people with disability and trauma
  • Actively participate in activities and encourage community engagement
  • Develop, implement and monitor individual plans
  • Follow medication, hygiene and meal management plans
  • Crisis intervention management
  • Lifting, manual handling and hoist use
  • Provision of personal care
  • Support the involvement of family
  • Maintenance of progress notes and report writing

Skills & Experience

  • Experience in working with people with physical and psychosocial disability
  • Experience working with Children and Young People with trauma backgrounds
  • Confidence working with challenging behaviours
  • Ability to assist with activities of daily living including personal care
  • Diploma in Community Services, Youth Work or similar
  • Candidates with relevant experience working towards a relevant Diploma will be considered
  • A current First Aid Certificate
  • A current unrestricted NSW Driver Licence
  • Ability to work various shifts (sleepover & active nights) throughout the week

Successful candidates will be required to clear probity checks including National Criminal History Record Check and Working with Children Check.


  • Work for one of Australia's largest social purpose organisations
  • Salary packaging benefits through Maxxia
  • Flexible working hours
  • Hourly rate from $31.75 per hour + superannuation (dependent on qualifications)