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Residential Care Workers - Therapeutic Residential Services

Job No: MCS583
Location: Brisbane South- East and Brisbane North

Are you looking for a job with meaning; one that connects your personal values with an organisation that supports the most vulnerable and disadvantaged people in our community? Do you want to be rewarded with a competitive salary and benefits package; and receive training and ongoing development?

Do you want to make a difference?

Mercy Community exists to support and empower those who are poor, vulnerable, marginalised or in a position of disadvantage.  We aim to be recognised as a leading provider and facilitator of quality, responsive community services.

The Role

The Therapeutic Residential Services team currently has multiple vacancies for a Fixed Term Part Time Residential Care Workers. These positions will be located in the Brisbane South-East and Brisbane North Regions, within our Therapeutic Residential Services which operate under a complex and intensive intervention therapeutic model. 

The roles are responsible for working with children and/or young people placed within Mercy Family Services Residential programs, providing the daily care needs and ensuring that their physical and emotional wellbeing is maximised, to see more about this role please see the position description (click here).

To be successful in the role, you will have:

  • Demonstrated intermediate ability to use computer IT systems including MS Word and Excel.
  • Senior First Aid Certificate.
  • Queensland Provisional Green or above Driver’s License.
  • Ability to obtain positive notice in the Working with Children Check (Blue Card) and any other legislatively required personal history screening as required.

Level 3 requirements:

  • Evidence of current enrolment in Cert IV in Community Services or related discipline in addition to a minimum 1 year relevant experience/skills working with children/young people affected by trauma and disrupted attachment  or other relevant work/volunteer experience.

Level 4 requirements:

  • Cert IV in Community Services or related discipline in addition to a minimum 1 year relevant experience/skills working with children/young people affected by trauma and disrupted attachment; or
  • Tertiary qualifications (Diploma or higher) in related discipline.

It is Beneficial for candidates to have:

  • An understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, cultures and societies and the issues which impact upon them in contemporary society together with a commitment to culturally appropriate engagement and practice

We encourage and welcome candidates from all cultural backgrounds and recommend that you view our website and Employee Value Proposition.

These positions offer a competitive remuneration package of $27.26 - $31.04 gross per hour in line with a level 3 or 4 of our Enterprise Agreement (level dependant on skills and qualifications). You will also have the opportunity to increase your take-home pay by salary sacrificing and other benefits available within our Enterprise Agreement.  The fixed term contracts would be 6 months in duration and may be extended pending funding.  The positions offer approximately 30-76 hours per fortnight on a shift work roster which may include active awake shifts. 

To apply please head to this link : and follow the prompts. Applications must include a Resume and Cover Letter.

Please apply immediately as we are seeking to fill these positions as soon as possible.

Please note that you must be eligible to work in Australia to be considered for this position. Employment is conditional upon maintaining a clear personal history screening checks throughout employment.

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