Saturday and Sunday
Fixed Term – Until End Sept 2016
Saturday and Sunday shift penalties. Sleep over penalties
Based in Robertson
About Mission Australia
Mission Australia is a Christian community service organisation with a nationwide team of over 2,900 that helps people to regain their independence.
We reduce homelessness and strengthen communities through homelessness initiatives and affordable housing, early learning and youth services, family support, and employment and skills development.
Together, we stand with Australians in need until they can stand for themselves.
About the role
Triple Care Farm is a residential program in the NSW Southern Highlands for young people aged 16 to 24 years.
In this role you will be responsible for maintaining an orderly residence where young people learn to live with others and develop appropriate living skills, including budgeting, meal preparation, house cleaning, general self care and personal hygiene routines. (A copy of the position description is provided below).
Client Support and Supervision
Responsible for the development of students living and social skills
Induct students into the service including the property, facilities, regulations and expectations and the Student Handbook
Support the progress of student residents towards the achievement of their casework goals
Provide education and guidance to students on meal preparation and food handling and as required monitor students’ ability to maintain satisfactory standards of personal care, hygiene and grooming
Contribute to case planning-monitoring meetings with the Case Coordinator,
Ensure students participate on a range of sporting, leisure and general fitness activities in line with their individual case plan and personal goals.
Appropriate notes are kept for all students and reports are written in line with required MA and external standards.
Residential files are created and maintained
Timesheets are accurate and submitted on time
Qualifications & experience
Relevant degree or diploma and / or at least three years’ experience in adolescent residential care or related discipline.
Demonstrated sound interpersonal and communication skills
Understanding of adolescent mental health issues
Ability to communicate with adolescents
Understanding of duty of care
Apply First Aid Certificate
As part of our Employment screening process you will be required to undertake a National criminal history check. In addition there is a requirement to possess a current Working with Children check or apply if you do not already hold one. It is unlawful for prohibited persons to apply for work with children, and, as such, prohibited persons cannot apply for this role.
Not for Profit Salary Packaging benefits which reduces your taxable income (details via Advantage )
Discounted health care with Medibank Private
Employee discounts with hotels, travel insurance, and major retailers: Dick Smiths, Coles, Harvey Norman, Apple, Dell & many more
Free, confidential counselling service
Click “APPLY NOW” noting applications close Midnight Tuesday 10th May 2016