For over 140 years, Berry Street has adapted to a changing world, and we will continue to adapt to achieve our purpose. We believe children, young people and families should be safe, thriving and hopeful. Our Vision for 2022: Together we will courageously change lives and reimagine service systems. We look forward to working with children, young people, families, carers, staff and partners to achieve this vision.
Berry Street's Residential Care Program provides accommodation, a high standard of physical & emotional care and support to children and young people aged from 10 years old up to 17 years old in a Residential care setting. These children/young people have been placed under Child Protection orders and are referred to Berry Street because other Out of Home Care placement opportunities have not been viable.
- Job Description:
Learn and implement current best practice in therapeutic interventions for children and young people with regards to trauma and attachment.
Contribute and participate in various education, living, social and recreational skills activities as developed in the plans for children and young people to meet their individual needs.
Clear communication and record keeping, including report writing.
A team worker – ability to work with various stakeholders, share ideas with a constructive approach to reach common goals focusing on the best interests of the young person.
Great at relationship building – listening and giving your time. Respecting yourself and others and have professional boundaries.
Flexibility – be open to new ideas, cope with unexpected change and multitask with ease. Be creative in your thinking and approach each task without judgement and confidence.
Creative in your thinking and approach life without judgement and confidence.
You hold a drivers licence (minimum green P’s) as the role will transport young people from time to time
A minimum Cert IV in Child, Youth & Family Intervention or other higher level qualification in Social Work/Youth Work equivalent is essential. However Berry Street will employ applicants who commit to enrolling in a relevant qualification.
Applicants must also complete the mandatory upskilling units as required by Department of Families, Fairness and Housing. Continuing employment is dependent on satisfactory evidence provided prior to 6 months of being engaged in the role.
- Contact: Stephanie Wilkie, Acting Team Leader Residential Care on 03 9450 4700.