Job Vacancy of Therapeutic Care Worker at Strive Community Care - MTAHINI [EDUCATION MAKTABA]

Monday 9 January 2023

Job Vacancy of Therapeutic Care Worker at Strive Community Care

Therapeutic Care Worker

Strive Community Care
Brisbane QLD
Child Welfare, Youth & Family Services (Community Services & Development)
Part time


Strive Community Care is a recently established social purpose organisation that actively supports the vulnerable children and families within our community through quality, person-centred services. We believe that everyone deserves equal opportunities in life, especially those people that have experienced disadvantage and trauma. Healing and growing is a process that is possible with the right support. For more information, please visit our website:


Aside from attractive hourly rates, Strive offers a robust training induction program, monthly supervision, has a focus on supporting the wellbeing of staff, and provides ongoing professional development opportunities.

The Therapeutic Care Worker position works rostered shifts as part of a 24/7 care team to support children/young people in Out Of Home Care or in an alternate care arrangement. This position is primarily responsible for the care, safety, welfare and development of children and young people with a trauma background and children, young people and adults with a disability (clients) within the relevant Strive programs. The role is required to liaise with fellow Therapeutic Care Workers, Team Leaders, other internal managers, families, child protection, education providers, health, justice, community groups, and other interested parties in relation to client-related and service delivery issues, and participate in the monitoring and evaluation of service performance and client outcomes.

  • A genuine interest in children and young people and their wellbeing.
  • The successful applicant will be required to work shifts as rostered, including morning, afternoon, active nights, sleepoversand on weekends and public holidays.
  • A sound understanding of trauma and therapeutic care principles.
  • Ideally have experience working in the welfare/community service sector with young people, preferably in residential care.
  • Sound knowledge of the Child Protection Act 1999 (QLD) or Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Act 1998 (NSW).
  • Sound understanding of the Charter of Rights for children in OOHC.
  • Ability to advocate on behalf of people for children / young persons.
  • The physical demands of the position are anything up to and including:
    • The ability to engage in physical intervention as outlined in Positive Behaviour Support Plans and ‘Physical Intervention: Disengagement to holding’ techniques as per internal training.
    • Prolonged standing and/or walking (between 75% to 100% of a shift).
    • Sitting for prolonged periods of time (up to 2 hours).
    • Stair climbing.
    • Repetitive and/or sustained squatting.
    • Repetitive slight stooping and slight twisting of trunk when sweeping, mopping and vacuuming.
    • Occasional lifting, pushing and pulling of 5-10kg in movement of furniture.
    • Repetitive reaching and sustained gripping in wiping of benches, fridges, ovens.


Strive Community Care is a Child Safe organisation and will require the successful applicant to complete pre-employment checks including a Criminal History Check and a Positive Notice Blue Card. Strive Community Care is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is proud of our diverse workforce. We encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people with disabilities to apply.

Employer questions

Your application will include the following questions:
  • Are you legally entitled to work in Australia?
  • Please detail your minimum salary expectations (including super):
  • What is the notice period for your current employment?
  • What motivated you to apply for this position?
  • What relevant skills and experience would you bring to this role?

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