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Residential Care Worker- Night Shifts

LocationHamilton, VIC 3300
Positions5 Positions
Published At:2 months ago
  • Youth Worker
  • Community Support Worker
  • Carer
  • Youth Mental Health
  • Adolescent/Youth Residential Support Worker
Job no: 3CKA7
Category: Child, Youth and Family Services

About the role

MacKillop’s Out of Home Care (OOHC) programs provide residential care, home based care, lead tenant and case management support for young people with high and complex needs, as well as a therapeutically oriented program for young people in protective placements.

Our Residential Services offers accommodation and support to children and young people who are referred through the Child Protection system. The Residential Care Worker is required to participate in the day to day operation of the unit, which includes responding to the young person’s emotional and functional needs, the development of their personal skills, all administrative requirements and household duties. 

Multiple Permanent Part-time ACTIVE NIGHT positions available.

Active Night, Residential Care Work is being awake from 10pm to 7am. ranging from 48 to 70 hours per fortnight. However, we are also currently recruiting for multiple casual positions. In your application, please disclose whether you are applying for casual or active nights.


Key Selection Criteria:

To be successful in this role, you will have: 

• A Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention (Residential and out of home care), or other similar or relevant tertiary qualifications.

• A current valid Victorian driver’s licence 

• Highly developed capacity for emotional self-regulation, including the capacity to set and maintain consistent boundaries to provide safety, stability, and consistency. 

• A knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal culture and values and an awareness of the current issues faced by Aboriginal children, young people and their families. Cultural awareness training will be provided for successful applicants.


For a full listing please view Position Description. 


Our offer:

  • Family friendly flexible working arrangements / Hybrid working arrangements.
  • Generous Salary Packaging 
  • Ongoing Career Development, Education and Training 
  • Employee Assistance Program – free and confidential counselling, coaching and emotional support for work and personal challenges
  • Click HERE to find out more about becoming a member of the MacKillop Family Services team and what further support we have to offer our employees. Safety team and all managers are trained in Mental Health First Aid.

For more information visit: Become a Residential Carer | MacKillop Family Services


For more information, please contact: 

Jackie Schultz at wswrecruitment@mackillop.org.au or on 0497892236


How to Apply: Click 'Apply' where you will be prompted to proceed with your application via the Seek website. 


You must have a: 

  • Valid and current Driver’s Licence;
  • Satisfactory Criminal History Check (conducted and paid for by MacKillop Family Services);
  • Valid Working with Children Check;
  • Valid and current NDIS Workers Screening Check (MacKillop can assist successful applicants with this process).


Our Commitment:

MacKillop celebrates and draws strength from diversity and respects the dignity of all people. Every person at MacKillop has the right to be safe and to be treated justly. We value every person’s ability, cultural or linguistic backgrounds, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, intersex status, relationship status, religious or spiritual beliefs, socio-economic status, and age.

It is our goal that MacKillop Family Services continues to evolve as a culturally safe, culturally competent, and welcoming organisation to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, young people, families, and communities.


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.


Shortlisting for this position may commence immediately so please submit your application as soon as possible.

  • Published on 20 Dec 2023, 4:13 AM