Youth Workers - Supported Independent Living

Specialist Care Arrangements North

  • casual positions available providing 1:1 care for young persons 
  • located from Taree to Grafton
  • join an exciting and innovative new program supporting young people transitioning to semi-Independent living 
  • can include overnight shifts and weekends

About us

Wesley Mission is a high profile, multi-faceted Christian organisation making a real difference in the community. We work with the most disadvantaged in our community by providing over 200 services ranging from aged care, homeless services, child and family care, counselling, employment, training and education, and health services.

Our Vision is “Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can.”

About the program

Specialist Care Arrangement is an innovative program supporting young people transitioning from foster care in to semi-independent living. As the casual Youth Worker, you will provide 1:1 support to young people as they move in to semi-independent living. This is a program that is expected to expand across the mid-north and far-north coast as far as Ballina. 

About the role

We are currently seeking a pool of casual staff who will initially provide 1:1 support for a young person in their own accommodation as they transition to semi-independent living.

The successful candidate will be part of a team that will be on a largely weekend rotating roster. Hours of work are flexible.   

Essential criteria

  • completed or working towards Cert IV in Youth Work or similar field
  • availability to work flexible hours including shift work, weekends and sleep-overs
  • current unrestricted driver’s licence
  • current First Aid Certificate
  • current Working with Children Check.

Desirable criteria

  • experience in Out of Home Care
  • previous employment in Youth Work
  • ability to work as a part of a team and independently.


Salary and employment conditions are in accordance with the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010.

Closing date

Friday 28 January 2022, 5pm.

Apply now

Please submit a copy of your CV/resume and a cover letter addressing all the selection criteria. For further information, or to submit an application, please contact:

Nikki Whalen


Wesley Mission is a Christian organisation requiring all staff to affirm its values. We are committed to providing an environment in which children can feel safe and valued.

The suitable applicant will be subject to the relevant pre-employment checks for appointment to positions within Wesley Mission (including provision of a valid Working with Children Check clearance number). Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

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