Want to make a difference in the life of a young person?
There are many young people in our community who are unable to live with their families through no fault of their own. Our Permanency Support Program supports young people who have experienced trauma and neglect. Our incredible Youth Workers work within our residential homes creating a safe and nurturing environment where young people can feel at home while learning important personal and life skills.
We have a range of permanent part-time positions available.
A Youth Worker has an ability to build rapport with the young people and colleagues, empathy and respect for others, great problem solving skills to assist in manage challenging situations. It’s important they have an understanding of the importance of professional boundaries and above all a commitment to safeguarding young people and creating a safe work environment for all. Does this sound like you?
Candidates must have completed a Certificate III or Certificate IV in Community Services and be willing to enrol and complete a Diploma of Community Services or relevant qualifications of Diploma level or above. Our Youth Workers operate on a 24/7 roster which include morning, afternoon and night shifts.
Sean started off as a Youth Worker with CatholicCare many years ago. He is now the General Manager of our Permanency Support Program. Here he talks about the important role Youth Workers play in supporting young people in our care.
Haylee one of our House Supervisors shares what she loves about working with young people and explains you do not need to be Catholic, or religious at all to work for CatholicCare.
Jeremy is a Youth Worker and here he shares what draws him to youth work, the importance of building genuine connections and what he enjoys most about his role and the young people he works with.
As a Youth Worker George loves being a support foundation for those in need and shares why he chose CatholicCare as his employer.
Shannon shares what young people in care may have experienced in life and how she works with kids who have experienced trauma.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to be Catholic to join your team?
We are the social care agency of the Catholic Church in the Diocese of Broken Bay. We provide services to 26,000+ children, young people. individuals and families, and have been doing so since 1987. You do not need to be Catholic, or of any faith to work for us. But you do need to abide by our mission, vision and values of respect, courage, excellence, compassion and social justice.
How can I find out more?
We encourage you to take a moment to read our current job ad and apply if it’s of interest. You can also call our recruitment team on 1800 324 924 or email email@example.com. We can talk you through what it’s like working for CatholicCare, being a youth worker, any training required and how we can support you in your career. We would love to hear from you!