Position Details
Reference Number 13705
Position Title Residential Care Worker - Children and Young People - Eastern Suburbs
Employment Type Permanent Part Time, Casual
Entity Community Services - Management /Admin
Location Melb - East - Residential Services
Award Classification Social, Community , Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010 - Social and Community Services Employee Level 2
Hours 76
Position Summary


  • Our houses are staffing up – come and join us!
  • Help us make OOHC the best it can be
  • Build long-term client relationships that make a difference
  • Bring your experience with young people dealing with trauma
  • We will support you with the top up training
  • Casual and ongoing options available
  • Location options:
    • Melbourne South East suburbs
    • Melbourne Eastern suburbs
    • Gippsland – Moe &/or Traralgon


  • Wesley Mission – now part of Uniting
  • Apply here:  connections.mercury.com.au

About Uniting
At Uniting we are passionate about working together to inspire people, enliven communities and confront injustice.  


We are proud to have been part of local communities for over 100 years delivering services across Victoria and Tasmania. With a team of 7,000 skilled and committed individuals we provide over 770 programs and services to people of all ages to learn, thrive and enjoy a healthy, happy life. We’re there for children, families, people with disability, older people and those experiencing homelessness, mental illness or drug and alcohol addiction.


Uniting is looking for great people who, like us, celebrate diversity and welcome everyone regardless of ethnicity, faith, sexual orientation and gender identity.


Learn more


Applications at: connections.mercury.com.au



About the opportunity

  • We are staffing up across our Residential Care homes
  • Join our managers and staff in making OOHC the best it can be
  • Casuals – work up to full time hours or focus on the shifts that work for you, transition to ongoing roles
  • Ongoing roles – lines and flex positions available for experienced Residential Workers
  • You will have the opportunity to build long term relationships with clients
  • We will help you to build your professional expertise – top up training is provided as a priority
  • Long term career options across the diverse practices and communities that Uniting serves
  • Location options:
    • Ref: 13704 - Melbourne South East suburbs
    • Ref: 13705 - Melbourne Eastern suburbs
    • Ref: 13706 - Gippsland – Moe &/or Traralgon


Out of Home Care provides:

  • Safe and stable homes for children who cannot live with their families and/or need community support
  • Small-scale shared housing for up to four young people
  • 24 hour care and support by a rostered team of dedicated staff


 Uniting offers our Residential Services Workers:

  • Top up training to meet the new requirements for DHHS funded Residential Care workers
  • Supportive and regular supervision
  • Career options through a wide range of streams, programs and locations across Uniting
  • Salary packaging to reduce your income tax payments via Paywise (www.paywise.com.au)


About you

To be successful in your application you will meet the person specification in the position description, including:

  1. Experience working with young people who have faced significant trauma
  2. A relevant qualification in a field related to Youth Work or Community Services.  A completed Certificate IV level qualification is the minimum requirement, or current studies close to completion for a relevant Diploma or Degree
  3. A current Driver’s Licence
  4. Current First Aid and CPR certificate (or willingness to obtain these before starting)



Please provide responses in your cover letter to the following questions related to the person specification:

  • Summarise your qualifications, or current studies in Youth Work or a related field
  • Describe your experiences of working with young people who have faced trauma
  • Describe a time that you were working with a young person whose emotions became heightened.  What did you do?


How to apply

If this sounds like you, find out more about this role or apply today.


  • Applications on our careers page - connections.mercury.com.au
    • Melbourne South East suburbs – Ref: 13704 - connections.mercury.com.au/ViewPosition.aspx?id=oLMXf1e2NK4=&jbc=ere
    • Melbourne Eastern suburbs – Ref: 13705 - connections.mercury.com.au/ViewPosition.aspx?id=iDOftT3SKN8=&jbc=ere
    • Gippsland – Moe &/or Traralgon – Ref: 13706 - connections.mercury.com.au/ViewPosition.aspx?id=/0V6l0rs2As=&jbc=ere
  • You will be asked to sign up for registration, and upload your resume and cover letter
  • You will need to provide responses to the questions above in your cover letter
  • Applications for this round of recruitment close Monday 30 December 2019


Get in touch

  • Pauline Byne – Recruitment Team Leader – 0466 921 547


Uniting is a child safe organisation and is committed in everyday practice to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all children, at all times. As a ‘child safe’ organisation, employment with Uniting is subject to a satisfactory national (and international where relevant) police check and Working With Children Check (in Victoria) and/or Working  With Vulnerable People Check (in Tasmania) prior to commencement of any paid or unpaid work and/or participation in any service or undertaking.


Uniting is also committed to equal opportunity and ensuring the workplace is reflective of the community. We encourage people from different backgrounds to apply, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with a disability.

Selection Criteria Essential: Do you have a Driver's Licence valid in Victoria and are you willing to drive agency vehicles and transport clients when required
Desirable: Do you have current certificates in First Aid and CPR
Desirable: Have you completed Certificate IV - Child, Youth and Family Intervention (Residential and Out of Home Care)
Desirable: Have you completed top up training in Child Youth and Family Intervention (Residential and Out of Home Care)
Essential: Are you available and willing to work shift work including regular weekend shifts, mornings, afternoons, nights, sleep-overs and active nights
Essential: What is the minimum and maximum number of hours you would like to work per week?
Essential: Do you already have a Victorian Working with Children Check Card?
Contact Person Pauline Byne
Closing Date 30/12/2019
Position Description
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