Careers at yourtown

Support Officer

Job no: 492343
Work type: Part Time Perm End Date
Location: North Richmond
Categories: Child & Family Support

• Child centred family residential service
• Create opportunities for change in children, young people and families
• Part time fixed term position until 5 Feb 2021

Based in an idyllic rural setting in North Richmond, San Miguel family residential service provides intensive, individualised support to vulnerable young parents and their children. San Miguel is a unique service that plays a critical role in keeping children safe and well and keeping young families together. Parents and children receive support from a multi-disciplinary team through a combination of on-site and community based interventions that ensure children are engaged in safe, developmentally appropriate activities and their parents are supported to set and pursue family and personal goals.

The Support Officer provides a wide range of support to help with the efficient and effective operations of our service, including transportation, cleaning, child minding and assisting the Client Services team.

About you:

You will be able to demonstrate compassion and understanding towards vulnerable young people and will have a genuine desire to be part of the solution by being a welcoming and supportive contact at the site. You will be responsible for transporting clients to appointments, school, shopping etc; setting up units for new residents; undertaking site cleaning responsibilities, child minding and general support for the site.

You should have 1-3 years’ experience in a similar role and be able to demonstrate the ability to be discrete and confidential. You will work as part of the wider team and will also be able to work autonomously and you should be able to demonstrate the ability to be flexible in time management and prioritising tasks. A driver’s licence is essential.

This is a part time, working 7.6 hours every Tuesday and Friday, fixed term position until 5 Feb 2021.

At yourtown, we believe every young person has the right to a brighter future and aim to be part of the solution by delivering services that get results. Our services include Kids Helpline, training and employment services for young people, parent education and specialist accommodation for families. We are one of the largest not-for-profit providers of services for young people in Australia with sites across Queensland, New South Wales, South Australia and Tasmania. The community with yourtown’s Art Unions funds most of what we do. At yourtown you will be part of the solution.

If you are looking for an opportunity where you can be innovative, drive change and have a positive impact on the lives of young people we would love to hear from you. We offer attractive employment conditions including access to salary packaging arrangements and paid parental leave. Find your place at yourtown.

Contact: Marnie Elliot, Talent Acquisition Specialist on 07 3867 1376
Closing Date: 12 July 2020

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In line with yourtown's diverse workplace culture, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

All final applicants for this position will be asked to consent to a Working with Children Check and a National Criminal History Check. Please note that people with criminal records are not automatically barred from applying for this position. Each application will be considered on its merits.

The yourtown Workplace Immunisation Policy requires personnel in this position to evidence or obtain mandatory immunity requirements for the following diseases: Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Chicken Pox, Measles/Mumps/Rubella, Tetanus/Diptheria/Pertussis (whooping cough), Influenza. yourtown will provide successful applicants with information regarding mandatory vaccinations, and supporting information about the immunization and access to a general practitioner, pharmacist, or local clinic for individual consultation regarding immunisation.

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