The Department of Communities brings together the services and functions of disability services, child protection and family support, housing, community initiatives and regional services reform.
Residential Group Homes provide 24-hour care for children in the care of the Department. The homes are located in the community with children cared for by employees who operate on rostered shifts; with staff in attendance 24 hours per day. The Yallinyu Wamu Residential Group Home located in Kalgoorlie can accommodate up to 10 young people at any time and ages can range from 0 to 17 years.
What's our vision?
“To create a safe, caring and nurturing environment for all children and staff, which values diversity and strives to meet the developmental, emotional and cultural needs of each child.”
WHAT'S THE ROLE?
Residential Care Workers play an integral role within the Department, creating and maintaining a safe and caring environment. This unique and exciting role exists for people interested in working in a challenging and diverse environment at our Yallinyu Wamu Home.
Applicants interested in applying need to be:
- able to assess situations and make decisions
- have an ability to work in a team
- be involved in group planning
- willing to cook and clean whilst on shift
As the homes provide 24-hour care to the children and young people, shift work is required including weekends and evenings. Penalty rates may apply.
You are strongly encouraged to review the attached Job Application Pack prior to applying.
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The recruitment process
This is an open pool recruitment process for casual, temporary and permanent opportunities. If you are deemed suitable, you will be placed in a pool from which appointments may be made when vacancies arise.
Recruitment processes will be run at least three times per year. Applications were last swept 2 March 2021. Any applications received after that date will be assessed in the next round of recruitment.
WANT TO KNOW MORE?
The attached Job Description Form (JDF) and Job Application Pack provides more information about the position. For further information on about the role or Home, we encourage you to contact Gareth James, Senior Manager Residential Care, on 0477 525 548.
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JOIN THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITIES
Apply online by clicking the ‘Apply for Job’ button (above or below) and provide the following documents in Word or PDF format only:
- A current resume/CV.
- A three (3) page written application addressing all the essential selection criteria/ work-related requirements as stated on the JDF.
- An application form (for hard copy applications only).
- A copy of your qualifications (if applicable).
For technical difficulties while applying online or general recruitment enquiries please contact a Human Resources staff member at HRHUB@communities.wa.gov.au. Please note that no emailed applications will be accepted.
Equality and Diversity
The Department of Communities embraces diversity and firmly believes that the best services come from a workplace, where varied viewpoints are welcomed and encouraged every day. We are committed to creating an equitable and diverse workforce, where we encourage applications from people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally diverse backgrounds women and youth.
If you have any access needs that may require adjustments to allow you to fully participate in the application and interview process, or alternative methods of communication, please contact Brielle Karklin, Human Resource Advisor on 0432 836 780 or email HRHUB@communities.wa.gov.au. If you are an Aboriginal person who would like assistance with your application, please contact Jobs and Skills WA on 13 64 64.
Lodgement is system generated, any submissions on or after 4:00pm, or emailed applications, will not be accepted.
- Application Form
- JDF - Residential Care Worker Country
- Job Application Pack
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