Residential Care Workers

Job No: Berry3173
Location: Shepparton - Hume Region

  • Do you have a history working in the Residential Care sector and want an exciting new opportunity? This could be the job for you!
  • Shepparton Location | Multiple Sites
  • Casual Position (with opportunities for permanent positions)
  • Established organisation with 140 years in childrens services


About us:

For over 140 years, Berry Street has adapted to a changing world, and we will continue to adapt to achieve our purpose. We believe children, young people and families should be safe, thriving and hopeful. Our Vision for 2022: Together we will courageously change lives and reimagine service systems. We look forward to working with children, young people, families, carers, staff and partners to achieve this vision.

Berry Street's Residential Care Programs provide accommodation, care and support to children and young people. With multiple sites across Victoria, our houses are staffed on a 24-hour roster, 7 days a week.  Most shifts are 8 hours in length and day and afternoon shifts span the hours of 7am and 11pm and are required to be able available to work night and stand up shifts.

Key responsibilities:

  • Working closely with Children and Young People who may display complex issues, possible trauma affectation and disabilities.
  • Supporting Children and Young People with major behaviours of concern within a positive and therapeutic frame work.
  • Assistance with activities of daily living, this includes spending quality time in the home, cooking meals, undertaking household duties and participating in their daily activities as required.
  • Documentation and progress note keeping as required


Work across a variety of shifts:

At Berry Street we encourage a work life balance and ensure our people take the opportunities to work across varied shifts to allow time for those important things in life; such as family and friends.

We offer the following shifts for our Residential Care Workers;

  • Day/Evening: Shifts between the hours of 7:00am - 8:00pm.
  • Stand Up: Shifts are between 10:00pm - 08:00am.
  • Cluster Workers (night workers): are roving Residential Care Workers who are positioned at alternate Units during the graveyard shifts.


Essential requirements for the role:

  • Certificate IV in Residential Care (Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention)
  • OR equivalent
  • OR be prepared to enrol into the certificate (eligibility criteria apply)
  • Be willing to undertake a National Police Check with Berry Street
  • A valid Working with Children Employee Card
  • Be willing to undertake a Psychometric Assessment with Berry Street
  • A current and valid Victorian Driver’s Licence (minimum green Ps)
  • Applicants must have valid working rights

About You:

  • A genuine desire to engage and build meaningful relationships with young people
  • Interest in contributing to the wellbeing and development of young people
  • Flexible
  • Enjoy responsibility and lots of variety in their job
  • Great communication skills and engage well with young people and staff
  • Resilience during a crisis or conflict
  • Computer savvy
  • Reflect on your practice and make improvements where possible
  • Professional to deal with services supporting young people. 


Why choose Us:

  • We offer Salary packaging up to $15,900 to staff, allowing you to earn more each week!
  • We provide our staff with comprehensive training and professional development.
  • We support White Ribbon, Australia’s campaign to stop violence against women.
  • We conduct ourselves with the values of Courage, Integrity, Respect, Accountability and Working Together.

How to apply:

Please view the full Position Description attached to this advertisement before applying.

  • Include a Cover Letter and Resume before submitting your application.
  • Applications close on Sunday, 30 June 2019, 23:00 hours.
  • To download the Position Description, please click here

Queries to Nicole Jeffs on 03 5822 8100


To watch The Invisibles, a film that follows young people as they prepare to take part in the Berry Street Debutante Ball, please click here


Berry Street is committed to being a child safe, child friendly and child empowering organisation. In everything we do we seek to protect children. We are committed to the cultural safety of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children; children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds; children with a disability; children who identify with a sexual and or gender minority identity. We aim to ensure every individual is treated with dignity and respect regardless of their cultural background, ability, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, spirituality or religion.

Comprehensive reference and background checking will be undertaken, including a Working with Children Check and police check. Aboriginal people; people from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with a disability are encouraged to apply.

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