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• Generous salary packaging and meal and entertainment allowances through Maxxia (FT/PT) – this means you pay less tax and take home more pay.
• Access to the Maxxia rewards program – this provides you with discounts and benefits at hundreds of retail outlets, department stores, attractions, travel, cinemas and restaurants nationwide.
• Healthy work-life balance - we offer employees a great work/life balance with flexible working conditions so you can find what works for you.
• Comprehensive and supportive induction – we provide Youth Support Workers with an intensive week of training before you start your first shift to ensure you’re supported and prepared. This training includes Trauma Awareness training and Therapeutic Crisis Intervention.
• Ongoing training and development - learning is an ongoing journey, and Kirinari promotes continued learning and development for all employees.
• Opportunity to increase income through extra hours, overnight shifts and weekend work
•... Annual Leave up to 5 weeks (FT/PT).
• Access to an Employee Assistance Program that can help you and your immediate family navigate challenges in your lives, at no cost.

About Kirinari

Kirinari is a not-for-profit provider of Human Services with a vision to build a good life for everyone.

We Are Immersed In Communities Far And Wide Across Rural And Regional Australia, And Provide a Diverse Range Of Services In The Following Areas
• Accommodation and Housing
• Children and Youth
• Disability
• Health
• Healthy Ageing
• Transport

About The Role

Kirinari is seeking Youth Support Workers to provide individualised support for children and young people residing in Kirinari OOHC homes.

Our young people have experienced childhood trauma, abuse or neglect and may have a mental health, physical or psychosocial disabilities. We’re looking for resilient and committed team members who can support young people to build skills and strengths within a therapeutic model of care to provide safety and empowerment.

The overall responsibilities of Youth Support Workers are to provide direct person-centred support and care to young people who reside in Kirinari OOHC homes, ensuring their individual needs are met. Youth Support Workers provide crisis intervention and ongoing support, maintain a safe and welcoming home environment, and empower young people to develop skills which support them to live a good life within their local community.

A typical day in the life of a Youth Support Worker could include:
• supporting young people to develop independent living skills
• supporting young people to achieve their goals
• supporting young people to engage in their local communities (through school, community groups etc.)
• daily care and support, include assisting with household duties
• transporting young people to and from appointments
• supporting connection to family and culture
• working alongside other professionals (such as Behaviour Support Practitioners) to deliver multi-disciplinary care.

We are looking for people who fulfil the following criteria:
• Demonstrate a commitment to the safety of children, young people, and people with a disability.
• An understanding of strength-based trauma informed practice (or willingness to learn).
• Qualifications in Community Services, Residential Care, Welfare of other related areas (Cert IV) (highly regarded).
• Previous experience in residential therapeutic care and complex trauma (highly regarded).
• Willingness to work a flexible roster, including weekends, evenings and sleepovers.
• Ability to obtain the NDIS Workers Screening Check prior to commencement.
• Ability to obtain a paid NSW Working with Children Check prior to commencement.
• Willingness to be registered on the NSW Residential Care Workers Register
• Complete a National Criminal History Check (paid by Kirinari).
• Ability to be physically active and engage with young people playing games/sport etc.
• Ability to use computers and learn a variety of software/programs.
• Hold a current Driver's License.

To be successful in this role, you will be a person who can uphold Kirinari’s values and always puts the young people in our care first.

Are you ready to be part of an organisation that makes a difference?

Doing work that supports vulnerable people can sometimes be a challenge - but it's also one of the most rewarding careers you can pursue. And with a team of over 1400 genuine humans who enrich our organisation and empower each other every day, it's important to Kirinari that our team members are supported and valued.

Due to the high volume of applications, the interview process may commence before the closing date.


If you have any questions, for a confidential discussion please contact recruitment on [email protected] or 02 6056 2111

You must have the right to live and work in Australia.

Kirinari is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce, and actively encourage applications from individuals who identify as ATSI, LGBTIQ, CALD and diverse backgrounds
Lavington NSW Australia


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