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Residential Support Worker (Male) - Kalgoorlie

Location: Kalgoorlie Area
Company: Life Without Barriers
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  • Work for a leading social purpose organisation
  • Part-time and casual contracts available
  • Supporting children in foster care
  • Located in Kalgoorlie

About the Organisation

Life Without Barriers is a leading social purpose, not for profit organisation of 6,500 employees working in more than 440 communities across Australia. We support children, young people and families, people with disability, older people and people with mental illness. We work with people who are homeless and refugees and asylum seekers.

We want to employ people who reflect the diversity of our clients to ensure we can support each client's individual needs and wants. We encourage people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background and people with disability to apply.

About the Role

This is a challenging but rewarding opportunity for you to make a positive difference in the lives of the children our organisation supports through our Out of Home Care Program.

As a Residential Support Worker, your role will be to provide care and support to children who have been placed into the care of Life Without Barriers.

The role will be supporting children in a family group home setting in Kalgoorlie with a team of staff committed to seeing the best outcomes for our young clients.

You must have experience working with children who have experienced trauma and demonstrate challenging behaviours.

You will be supported by a larger care team and ongoing training will be provided.

*The Employer considers that being male is a genuine occupational qualification for this position under Section 27 (2), (c), (e) and (g) of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984.

Shifts will be:

- After school and sleepover shifts with school drop off in the morning.

- Full day shifts if a child is not at school

- Day shift and night shift on the weekends.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide quality direct support to children in our care in line with their support needs and all support plans relevant to the care they are receiving
  • Day to day care in a home setting (support with getting ready for school, preparing meals, caring for the children in the home)
  • Establish rapport and collaborate effectively with children and their families to achieve positive outcomes
  • Develop and deliver programs to support the children in consultation with internal and external stakeholders and care teams.
  • Monitor the changing needs of children and work collaboratively with the care team to contribute to the adaptation of LWB services as required to meet these needs.
  • Maintenance of progress notes and record-keeping.

Skills & Experience:

  • Certificate in Community or Children's Services advantageous
  • Experience working with at-risk youth or children
  • An understanding Trauma Informed Care and how to support a young person who has experienced trauma (training will also be provided)
  • A current Senior First Aid Certificate (or willing to obtain during background checks)
  • A current unrestricted Drivers Licence
  • Therapeutic Crisis Intervention training (previous training advantageous - course offered to staff internally)
  • A commitment to supporting and promoting the individual needs, skills, abilities and personal goals of the people we support
  • Good communication skills including the ability to develop and maintain good working relationships with internal and external stakeholders (including families of service users)
  • The ability to build relationships with diverse cultural groups and to work within frameworks considerate of cultural needs


  • Opportunity to work for one of Australia's largest social purpose organisation
  • Excellent tax benefits
  • Ongoing professional developing and training opportunities

How to Apply

Include your resume and covering letter in one document, click ‘Apply’ and follow the prompts. For any enquiries including persons with disability that require adjustments, contact

Applications close Sunday 17th of October

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