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Residential Care Youth Workers

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About the job


Goodradigbee Cultural and Heritage Aboriginal Corporation (GCAHAC) is a non-government, not for profit corporation. We are dedicated to delivering culturally appropriate support services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, young people and their families.

GCAHAC delivers a holistic model that provides the whole of person care without discrimination. This includes underpinning social determinants that impact heavily on the health and well-being of individuals & families in our community.


At GCAHAC, our Residential Care Workers work towards creating home environments for children and young people with histories of complex trauma, abuse and neglect.

Our RCW’s work to ensure our young people are provided with a sense of family, support, opportunity to heal, engagement in culturally relevant activities, development of life and social skills, and ways to positively connect with others.

We are now looking for Casual and Part-time Residential Care Workers (with up to full-time hours on offer) in the Western Sydney/Nepean and Blue Mountains Region   to support children and young people in their journey.

These positions are required to work across 24/7 rotating rostered shifts, including sleepovers, weekends, and public holidays.

Duties of the successful applicant include:

  • Build and promote a positive and caring environment that supports the children/young people residing in our homes.
  • Form and maintain professional, nurturing relationships with children and young people by building trust through visible interest and active engagement
  • Maintain safety through effectively implementing Behaviour Support Plans and Individual Crisis Management Plans.
  • Work with young people in a manner informed by attachment and trauma-informed care.
  • Ensure all essential needs are met for the young person within the home such as providing a balanced diet, prompts with hygiene, support for school engagement, and creating positive life experiences.
  • Promote independent living skills including assistance with cooking, meal planning, budgeting, shopping, and maintaining a house and other daily living requirements.
  • Demonstrate an empathic understanding of complex trauma, incorporating this understanding into everyday interactions, as well as responding to pain-based behaviour in a sensitive and non-punitive way.
  • Mentor and coach children/young people to assist them to achieve their goals.
  • Act as an appropriate adult role model, seeking to engage young people in purposeful activities aimed at developing life skills and self-worth
  • Assist and support children/young people to develop links and build their capacity to be part of their community.

The successful applicant/s will have the following: 

  • An understanding of the impacts of intergenerational trauma and the effects this has on Aboriginal persons and their families.
  • Completed, or working towards a minimum Certificate IV qualification in a relevant discipline (e.g. Youth Work, Social Work, Social Science, Counselling) is essential.
  • Current HLTAID003 Provide First Aid Certificate or equivalent is essential.
  • National Criminal History Check (applied for within the last 12 months)
  • Valid unrestricted Australian driver’s license and reliable vehicle
  • Current Working with Children Check  

Desirable Criteria

  • Current NDIS Workers’ Screening clearance check
  • Experience in working with young people with complex trauma is ideal.
  • Experience in developing case plans/safety plans/behaviour support plans, case noting, and report writing is desirable.
  • Be of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent

Note – Aboriginality is a genuine occupational requirement and falls within the exceptions set out in section 14 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW)


Employer questions

Your application will include the following questions:

  • Do you have a current Working with Children (WWC) Check?
  • Do you have experience working in the not-for-profit sector?
  • Which of the following First Aid accreditations do you currently hold?
  • Do you have a current Australian driver’s licence?
  • Do you have a current Police Check (National Police Certificate) for employment?
  • Have you completed a qualification in community services?
  • Which of the following Microsoft Office products are you experienced with?
  • Do you have a current NDIS Worker Screening Check?
  • Do you have a registered vehicle with CTP and Comprehensive insurance?

Working at Goodradigbee Cultural and Heritage Aboriginal Corporation

Join our team and make an impact
At Goodradigbee Pty Ltd, we believe in supporting local organisations and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities with cultural appropriate support services.

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