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Professional Therapeutic Carer
We are seeking experienced Professional Therapeutic Carers to provide therapeutic care to children who have experienced trauma from abuse within our Out of Home Care programme. Our aim, as a team of committed staff, is to bring healing and growth to the lives of vulnerable children. This is a live-in role within our group homes in Perth working either a 7 days on and 7 days off roster, or a 11 days on 3 days off roster .
The Professional Therapeutic Carer will care for children within the Family Group Homes, through a range of activities, such as: Performing a range of childcare and development tasks such as maintaining the physical environment, domestic duties, attending to health and medical requirements of children, play and recreational activities and educational needs. Providing day to day care for children in ways which meet their developmental needs, and have a positive effect on their self-esteem, attachment and security, in accordance with duty of care requirements and agency processes and philosophies. Providing appropriate support and assistance to deal with the problems of everyday life to children who may display a number of behaviours associated with abuse/neglect, trauma, attachment, separation, grief and loss.
Assisting children to develop social skills, problem solving and independent living skills as appropriate to their age and developmental level. In addition to a high level of energy, flexibility and creativity, the successful applicant will display the following: A relevant tertiary qualification (at least Diploma level) or at least 3 years of relevant experience. Skills in caring for children and an understanding of child development and demonstrated ability to provide care experiences appropriate to the emotional and social needs of the children and set behaviour limits which are appropriate and non-punitive.
Demonstrated capacity to work as a member of a multi- disciplinary team. Personal skills and commitment to maintain the home as a clean, safe, secure environment for children in care. Skills in communicating with and responding to children and young people – including the ability to engage with them in a positive manner.
If this sounds like the right role for you, please visit Professional Therapeutic Carer (parkerville.org.au) to review the Job Description and download an Employment Application Form.
Then submit your: Completed Employment Application Form Cover letter and statement outlining your skills, knowledge and experience in relation to the essential criteria contained within the Job Description A CV / Resume to recruitmentparkerville.org.au For any job-related enquiries, please contact Una Owen , Team Leader, on 0439 955 338 during business hours.
Applications should be submitted no later than 4:00pm, Tuesday 31 August 2021 . Applications will be dealt with as they are received. We reserve the right to close the position earlier.
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