Youth Workers
City of Ryde and Willoughby, Sydney
  • Attractive Salary Packaging Options
  • Supportive team environment
  • Learning and Development Opportunities


About the role


CatholicCare’s Permanency Support Program implements Intensive Therapeutic Care model of service to support children and young people in our care who have experienced trauma and neglect. Youth Workers assist in creating a safe and nurturing environment where the children can feel at home while learning important personal and life skills.  


Part time positions available. Youth Workers operate on a 24/7 roster which include morning, afternoon and night shifts, including sleepovers and awake shifts as needed.  As a permanent staff member, you will be expected to work weekends and public holidays if your shift falls during these times. 


A Youth Worker has;

  • An ability to build rapport with all stakeholders ;
  • Empathy and respect for others;
  • Great problem solving skills to assist in manage challenging situations;
  • An understanding of the importance of professional boundaries;
  • A commitment to safeguarding children and creating a safe work environment for all.


  • Candidates must be currently enrolled in/OR have completed their Diploma of Community Services or relevant qualifications of Diploma Level or above;
  • Experience working in a Youth Worker position is desirable;
  • Knowledge of trauma, including the impact of abuse and neglect on the development and behaviours of children and young people
  • A Working With Children Check and Criminal History Check
  • A valid NSW Driver’s licence
  • A Current First Aid Certificate or willing to obtain before commencement.


For Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Identified candidates, minimum qualifications is desirable, but experience and willingness to participate in training is acceptable.


About us 


At CatholicCare Diocese of Broken Bay we make a positive difference in the lives of the people we serve. Our services include NDIS disability services, foster care and out of home care supports, services for seniors, children’s services and a range of Community Services supports. 


We are also a child-safe and child-friendly organisation. 


We are a safe, respectful, and inclusive employer. We welcome all applicants, regardless of their cultural background, gender, faith or disability. Our organisation will accommodate any reasonable requests to support you to thrive during the recruitment process and beyond. 


Culture and Benefits 

Please find attached a video about what it means to work at CatholicCare. We also offer: 

  •  Salary packaging benefits to receive up to $15,900 of your salary tax-free. 
  • A focus on employee well-being, with regular reflective/practice supervision opportunities; 
  • Access to training and learning opportunities. 
  • An Employee Assistance Program offering free and confidential counselling and support; as well as 
  • An additional Paid Leave day (CatholicCare Day) to be taken at the end of the year. 


How to apply 

If you are interested in this opportunity, please provide a cover letter addressing the role requirements, complete your work history and education information on the application page and submit your resume.   


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