Career information nights:
Are you passionate about supporting young people to achieve their full potential?
Could you support young people in Out of Home Care to make positive lifestyle choices and develop independent living skills?
An award-winning employer and not-for-profit organisation, we’ve been changing lives for 30 years! We’re seeking Residential Carers for permanent ongoing and casual positions in Wodonga and Wangaratta.
Residential Carers support young people living in Out of Home Care because they cannot live with their families or in foster or kinship care.
A Wodonga-based not-for-profit organisation, Junction provides Out of Home Care for 12-17 year olds at residential houses across north-east Victoria.
Residential Carers also support young people at the Wodonga Youth Refuge, which provides emergency accommodation for 16 to 17 year olds and helps them to get back on track and move home or learn the skills to live on their own and secure permanent accommodation.
Junction has ongoing recruitment for residential carers to join our continued Care team because:
- Unfortunately the need for Out of Home Care for young people is growing
- Residential carers often move onto other roles within Junction Support Services
- Being a residential carer involves shift work
- Residential care can be a challenging role because carers are working with young people who may have experienced trauma such as child abuse, neglect or violence and have complex needs.
Continued Care manager Annie Shirley, who joined Junction as a residential carer 13 years ago, says it’s one of the most rewarding and challenging roles within the organisation.
“Our carers work with some of the most high-risk, complex and vulnerable young people in our community,” she said.
Annie says it’s incredibly rewarding to support a young person to make positive choices in their lives and to achieve their potential.
Residential carers receive training and ongoing support and we match the skills and experience of successful applicants to the young people in our care.
Recent changes to legislation mean there are now many other qualifications, such as nursing that enable you to apply. To find out if you are eligible, please contact our Senior HR officer Ginny Krich on 02 6043 7442
Apply today at junction.org.au/work-with-us
Could you be our next lead tenant?
We’re seeking expressions of interest from volunteers to be lead tenants in Wangaratta and Wodonga, living rent-free and providing day-to-day guidance and positive role modelling for young people.
Our lead tenants live in homes around north-east Victoria and do not pay utility bills.
The lead tenant works collaboratively with our staff in monitoring and responding to the wellbeing of young people.
Specialist Adolescent Services Manager Rachel Habgood said lead tenants were needed in Wangaratta and Wodonga to support young people leaving Out of Home Care and taking steps towards independent living.
“A good lead tenant is someone who can be a positive influence on a young person’s life and support them to improve their living skills,” she said.
“Lead Tenants receive training and support from our team at Junction Support Services.”
One of our Lead Tenants, Danny, said he decided to volunteer because wanted to support local young people in need.
“Being a Lead Tenant means I can provide advice and support to young people who have not had the same opportunities in life that I have,” he says.
“I get a strong sense of satisfaction and pride in being able to help the young people to build their living skills.”
To find out more and lodge an expression of interest, please call 02 6043 7400 or apply online junction.org.au/volunteer-with-us