• Ballarat, Victoria

Child & Family Services Ballarat (CAFS) is a community service organisation that provides a range of programs and services to children, young people and families who are vulnerable or in need of support.  CAFS has a long history of supporting families within the Ballarat region and currently have casual and part time opportunities available for Residential Care Workers to work within their purpose built Residential Care houses or the young people’s homes.

You do not have to hold an existing qualification to be successful with these roles.  A willingness to top up your current qualification or commence and complete a Cert IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention (Residential and Out of Home Care) within 12 months of starting in the role, will provide you with a pathway to change the direction of your career.  You will need to hold a current Level 2 First Aid and CPR qualification prior to commencing in these roles.

Working as part of a close-knit team, Residential Care Workers are responsible for:

  • Providing high quality, professional care to ensure the wellbeing for children and young people who reside in residential care houses or 1:1 shifts with clients in a hotel or their own home
  • Conducting daily domestic duties including menu planning, cooking, cleaning, laundry and shopping
  • Transporting young people using a CAFS vehicle to various locations including school, appointments, shopping, camps and family visits
  • Accurately completing all relevant documentation for young people including reports, medication sheets and case notes
  • Assisting with conflict resolution and fostering positive relationships between clients

If you are seeking a position where you can have a positive influence on the quality of life for young people, these roles are for you.  Your ability to role model appropriate behaviours, along with your caring nature, high level communication skills and problem-solving abilities will ensure that you will have a positive impact with the young people in the residential care facilities.

‘CAFS values diversity and actively promotes family-friendly initiatives, equal opportunity and safety in the workplace. In addition, the CAFS Enterprise Agreement provides significant family-friendly benefits above the award, including generous salary packaging (full-time and part-time only), additional special paid leave over Christmas and New Year, additional one week annual leave for Residential Care Workers who are rostered to work 10 or more Saturdays or Sundays over a twelve month period, purchase up to 4 weeks additional leave per year and generous personal/carer leave provisions.

Information Sessions regarding these roles will be held on the following dates:

Monday 27th November 2017 from 6.00pm – 8.00pm
Wednesday 29th November 2017 at from 1.00pm – 3.00pm

For further details and to register your interest for the information sessions visit: www.cafs.org.au

If you have the passion for working with young people and can demonstrate a commitment to CAFS values please contact Jo Hocking on 03 5331 1734 for further information and to request a copy of the Position Description.


To apply, please submit your application letter and resume to admin@inspirehq.com.au by close of business Wednesday 6th December 2017.

CAFS is a child safe organisation.

All applicants must be eligible to work in Australia and preferred candidates will be subject to a Police Check and an employment Working with Children Check.



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