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Therapeutic Residential Carer, Alice Springs (Day Shift)

Key Responsibilities

Form and maintain professional, nurturing relationships with children and young people by building trust through visible interest and active engagement
Act as an appropriate adult role model, seeking to engage young people in purposeful activities aimed at developing life skills and self-worth
Support the involvement of family and where applicable, facilitate family visits/connection and the promotion of positive family relationships with children and young people, to suit individual needs
Promote and encourage positive relationships with peers and other persons significant to the child/young person
Assist the child/young person to participate as full as possible in making decisions about the activities undertaken
Demonstrate an empathic understanding of complex trauma, incorporating this understanding into everyday interactions, as well as responding to pain-based behaviour in a sensitive and non-punitive way.

Skills & Experience

Either hold or be actively working towards a formal qualification in allied health, community services or family support. A Certificate IV or higher will be required*
Experience working with children who are at risk or in the care of Child Protection Family Services.
Valid unrestricted Australian drivers licence.
Valid First Aid Certificate and CPR Certification. Must be obtained at your own cost.

*If no relevant qualification, after successful 6 month probation period we are willing to financially assist with completion of Cert 4 in Child, Youth and Family Intervention.

Successful candidates will be required to clear probity checks including National Criminal History Record Check, Working with Children Check and NT Child Protection Check.

Please note: To be considered for a position at Life Without Barriers, you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or hold a valid medical exemption certificate. You will be required to provide evidence of your vaccination status during the recruitment process.

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alice springs, NT, AU