Youth Care Workers



  • Casual
  • Based in Ballarat
  • Attractive casual rates

Cafs is proud to be an inclusive and equal opportunity organisation. We embrace it, value it, celebrate it and support it for the benefit of our employees, our volunteers, our service users and our community. We welcome applications from a range of people including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, People with disabilities, LGBTI people and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

About the role

Cafs Residential Care units house children and young people aged 12-17, although there may be younger children from time to time. The units are staffed 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, 365 days per year, with stand up, on call and recall shifts. The unit is the young person’s home and therefore must be safe, homely, comfortable and consistent in its care and approach. The role of Casual Youth Care Workers is to assist in the Residential Care Unit on a day to day basis, providing day to day care to the young people living in the house and to contribute to casework tasks for the child or young person. The Casual Youth Care Workers plays a key role as the caregivers in the house under a trauma informed lens.


Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention (Residential and Out of Home Care) OR working towards this qualification upon commencement in the role.

Current First Aid and CPR Certificates (Level 2)

About you

You’re a passionate individual who can work in a small team, independently as well as contribute to the wider CAFS team.  Your approach is adaptable depending on who you are working with and you enjoy building relationships to achieve the better outcomes for your clients.  You enjoy developing care plans and working therapeutically with your clients and working collaboratively with all stakeholders, taking a collective approach to team work and case management.

Further information

For a confidential discussion please call Sally Dupcinov, Team Leader on (03) 5337 3333.

How to apply

Please submit your application though Cafs online portal by selecting the “apply now” button on our careers webpage.  You will need to prepare a current resume and a cover letter to upload.  The cover letter should specify which position you are applying for and a response to each of the following questions:

How do your values align to Cafs Values?
What is your interest in working in a Residential Care setting?
What will you bring to the role?

Please note all applicants must be eligible to work in Australia and will be subject to a satisfactory Police Check outcome and an employment Working with Children Check and Drivers Licence.

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