Therapeutic Worker

Caboolture QLD, Australia

  • Supportive team environment
  • Rewarding role
  • Report directly to the Service Manager

Churches of Christ in Queensland, Children, Youth and Families, Caboolture

6 month fixed-term, full-time opportunity


About the role

In this rewarding role you will primarily be responsible for completing assessments that inform and make recommendations on the most suitable placement and ongoing support options that would best meet the strengths and needs of the child or young person.

No two days will be the same however your core duties will include:

  • Developing, delivering, reviewing and evaluating or sourcing appropriate group work for children and young people with therapeutic needs;
  • Maintaining open lines of communication with staff on the therapeutic services being provided to children and young people;
  • Providing consultation to internal stakeholders in relation to specific child related issues, group dynamics and the development of care planning;
  • Establishing and nurturing stakeholder relationships, developing therapeutic networks and researching therapeutic resources within the local community.

There is the requirement for On Call duties on a rotational basis.


About you

You are passionate about the welfare of children and achieving the absolute best outcomes for them.

With a naturally empathetic nature, you are compassionate toward vulnerable individuals. You exude warmth and positivity, and build lasting relationships that foster growth and development. Well-developed communication skills are part of your expansive repertoire and you liaise comfortably with a range of internal and external stakeholders.

As a multi-tasker, you are adept at juggling priorities without compromising on quality. You have comprehensive knowledge of legislative and service requirements and readily foster a culture of compliance.

To be suitable for this position, your qualifications for the role will consist of:

  • A recognised qualification (Bachelor's degree or higher) in Social/Behavioural Sciences or related discipline;
  • Demonstrated practical knowledge of working with children and families exhibiting complex and multiple support needs;
  • Proven ability to effectively and sensitively engage with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, coupled with a strong understanding of cultural and societal issues that impact upon them.

Importantly, you will be someone who closely aligns with our organisational values of: Unconditional Love, Continual Innovation, Mutual Trust and Wise Stewardship.


Who we are

We offer over 200 services in more than 100 communities, positively impacting around 45,000 lives each year. Our care services range from children, youth and family services, early intervention and protection, affordable housing, and seniors and support living, making us one of Australia’s largest, most diverse not-for-profit organisations.

We provide a range of services to children, youth and families ranging from foster and kinship care to residential and supported independent living services. We provide support for more than 2,800 children, young people and families each year. Over 800 dedicated foster and kinship carers help us provide a vital safety net for these young people. 


Imagine working for us

Our values encourage us to be accepting of differences and embrace all. Our size and variety offers you real choice and opportunities to grow your career. You’ll also find we offer a family friendly work culture.

Remuneration packages come complete with salary-packaging benefits that can increase your take-home pay along with a generous five weeks of annual leave and the ability to purchase more (for eligible employees). To ensure your career can grow, we are constantly exploring innovative training and development programs. Most importantly, you will help us to positively impact the lives of thousands of vulnerable Australians. Just imagine that.  


To apply

To apply for this position please click the Apply button. For further information, please contact Dragica Cecez on 0414 293 674.

 We actively encourage and invite applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people for all our positions. 

Applications close: Friday 3 January 2020

Therapeutic Worker (CYF_Communities).pdf

Type: Fixed Term

Category: Child ; Youth and Family Services

Reference ID: RT000038

Date Posted: 12/12/2019