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House Coordinator - Darwin

Location:
Darwin  
Employment Type:
FP - Full-Time Permanent  
Department:
Therapeutic Programs
Salary:
Up to $79,810.64 annually+super+salary packaging

House Coordinator - Darwin - Full Time

 CASPA Services Ltd (National)

Job description

  • Newly created positions, with a fantastic opportunity to grow your career in a regional location
  • Excellent remuneration package | Roles sought for both Darwin and Katherine
  • Make a difference in the lives of children, young people, families and communities across the Northern Territory

ABOUT THE ORGANISATION

CASPA Services Ltd is a not-for-profit organisation providing a range of specialised care services for children and young people and families with complex trauma based needs and for people with disabilities. We support children, young people and families, people with disability and people with mental illness. Our programs include Therapeutic Intensive Residential Care, Intensive Family Preservation, Therapeutic Foster Care, Restoration and other associated care types, we are a registered NDIS provider and operate a social enterprise Maintenance and repairs business.

We have approximately 500+ employees working in communities across NSW, Queensland and the Northern Territory.

We want to employ people who reflect the diversity of our young people to ensure we can support each individuals needs and wants. We value equal employment opportunity and encourage people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background and people with disability to apply.

About the Role 

 This role works with other key Intensive Therapeutic Residential Care (ITRC) Team members to lead the implementation of the ITRC model and ensure the home provides a therapeutic environment which actively engages children and young people in activities and routines to support them to learn life skills including emotional regulation, problem solving and social competencies. The role is primarily based within the home environment.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and maintain meaningful and supportive relationships with children/young people and their families in order to promote positive outcomes
  • Participate in the development of person-centred plans such as Safety Plans, Individual Client Management Plans, Risk Management Plans and Therapeutic Support Plans
  • Create a safe and healing environment with a focus on assisting children/young people to build positive attachments, strengthen existing relationships and develop competencies
  • Mentor, supervise and roster a team of Therapeutic Care Workers to provide an exceptional level of care
  • Liaise with the ITRC Team to coordinate and meet all daily individual care needs of children/young people
  • Oversee (the home environment to ensure it is safe, comfortable and a place Young people are proud to call their home). liveability, homeliness and safety within the homes
  • Respond therapeutically to pain-based behaviour such as aggression, withdrawal and self-injury
  • Incorporate a holistic, team approach, ensuring close collaboration with (internal) and external stakeholders including the Department of Child Safety, and Territory Families
  • Facilitate essential connections, such as the connection to culture and country for Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and South Sea Islander young people

Skills & Experience

  • Minimum Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention (Residential and OoHC)
  • Diploma of Welfare or equivalent qualifications in community services
  • Understanding and empathy for vulnerable families, children and young people with complex needs who have suffered childhood trauma and neglect
  • Ability to support staff working in difficult conditions, including vicarious trauma related incidents
  • Demonstrated understanding of the demands of Statutory Out of Home Care
  • High level interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively (written and verbally) with a diverse range of clients and stakeholders
  • Demonstrated leadership skills including conflict resolution and effective communication and experience in staff supervision, coaching and supporting staff working in difficult conditions
  • Demonstrated ability to monitor therapeutic plans for clients.
  • Demonstrated ability to relate to children and young people who have suffered early childhood trauma and neglect
  • Intermediate computer literacy
  • Successful candidates will be required to clear probity checks including National Criminal History Record Check, Child Protection Check and Working with Children Check.

BENEFITS

  • CASPA actively supports staff to have a healthy work life balance
  • Free gym membership to support your wellbeing as well as a fully established team of therapists and clinicians for your personal wellbeing support
  • Access to internal and external training opportunities and workplace mentoring including you own clinical supervision sessions.
  • Great professional development opportunities for those who want career progression
  • An Employee Assistance Program, a free and confidential counselling service
  • As a not-for-profit organisation, our employees are able to take advantage of salary packaging to receive up to $15,900 of their salary tax-free, as well as additional meal and entertainment benefits
  • Growing organisation with great career opportunities

HOW TO APPLY

Please submit your application via the CASPA Careers page.

Applications will be assessed as received. A comprehensive induction and Therapeutic Crisis Intervention training will be provided upon commencement.

To ensure that your application is reviewed, include a current Resume, together with a Cover Letter that outlines your suitability to work with traumatised young people.

For further information please visit CASPA's Careers page at https://caspacareers.connxcareers.com