Youth Workers Wanted

We are recruiting dedicated, experienced and enthusiastic
Youth Workers.

This is a
casual position with the
possible opportunity to continue on an ongoing basis.

Shifts include days evenings sleepovers and weekends.

You will be required to assist clients under
child safety orders, with
complex care needs and
trauma based illness. Some may display
high challenging behaviours such as
self-harm,
suicidal ideation,
drug and alcohol dependencies and
absconding.

You will provide
high quality support that
addresses client needs and
enhances independence, abilities, community participation and
quality of life.

This is a
casual position with the
possible opportunity to continue.

You will be required to transport clients in your own vehicle.

To be considered for the role you must have

2 relevant references within the Youth Sector
12 months (+) paid experience in a residential care setting
Proven experience supporting youths in crisis
Ability to engage effectively with all different personalities
Ability to manage challenging situations as they arise
Outstanding interpersonal skills
Commit to a variety of shifts
Cert IV in Youth Work
Drivers licence
Own reliable transport
Comprehensive car insurance
First aid certificate
CPR Certificate
Manual Handling Certificate
Blue card
Yellow card and a
Smartphone to accept shifts and manage timesheets on our app.

This is a
casual position.

Benefits

Flexible working hours
Use our app, you’ll never miss a shift
Opportunity to increase your experience
We are the leading recruiter of healthcare in Australia
Rewards: gain points for client feedback. Transfer points to the
Qantas Frequent Flyer program! Travel the world.
24 hour support from a dedicated team
Manual handling course – free of charge to successful candidates

a
casual position.

Apply Today

A rewarding career awaits!
If you are interested please apply online.

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casual employee has no guaranteed hours of work, usually works irregular hours, doesn’t get paid sick or annual leave and can end employment without notice [and have employment ended without notice], unless notice is required by a registered agreement, award or employment contract.
Fair Work Australia.

anxious

A small wave or series of waves on the surface of water, especially as caused by a[n]… object dropping into it [1].
here i am. dropping stones
A disturbance or variation which travels through a medium [2].
disturbing my medium. dropping stones

References

  1. Ripple. Retrieved 23 November, 2016 from:  https://www.google.com.au/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=ripple%20definition
  2. Wave. Retrieved 23 November, 2016 from:  https://www.google.com.au/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=wave+definition

Aussie wildlife

Yeah you hear it all the time – don’t feed the wildlife blah blah blah
well we didn’t listen
and Lizzie – that little water dragon that lives up the block and loves sausages…
she’s a big girl now
she’s bored of sausages
bacon doesn’t tempt her anymore
but…
she likes the look of toes
and she knows where we keep them
we wear our gumboots on the verandah now
seriously, we have to.

white foxes

my friend
there is so much that you have missed

each morning the sun still rises to touch the clouds with gold
that place that sells the good kebabs is making real lemonade again
and Sara’s baby girl giggles in her sleep

they say she couldn’t see that anymore she lived in a world with no colour

but last night, in a world bleached by fog I saw
two white foxes in the headlights
suspended

how I miss you
dear friend

no ugly

one day I accidentally looked at myself in the mirror, naked.

I thought, what would I call myself if there was no such thing as ugly?
— you are fat and old

OK, no fat and no old. Ha ha!
— gross. Your breasts sag so does your tummy and your chin is hairy

well that may be but there is no gross, no hideous, no misshapen and
no unattractive either.

a searching, groping, a casting about

a small space forms, a gap into which other words now tumble…
— strong, resilient, enduring

And a feeling too:
— peace

an ordinary september morning in a bush suburb of brisbane, australia

the light is soft, the sky ablaze in the east, sun rising over my sister’s empty house
the neighbour’s roosters are crowing, highway a-humming, small birds whistle
a pop-pop-pop
tweet a-twitter peep-peep pittering
a chirup a chirup a chirup
the hens squabble up the hill over breakfast
except for chee chee who grizzles at my feet about the too-cold water
in little groups the rest come join her – ranga2, bonnet, julie2, lovely, dovely, bandit-the-pizzle, and ember
now crowd at my feet whinging for scraps
My feet are damp from the dew and coolish
hands are warm from the coffee cup perched on the table in front of the laptop
The early crows get up and call the rest to murder
the last of the chooks’ breakfast
Soon my sister will be home from night shift. I will get up and make her a cuppa if she drops in
and be careful where I tread.

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