Support Worker

Job No: Berry2082
Location: Clayton

  • South East location
  • Multiple Casual Vacancies 
  • Exciting new position with Targeted Care Packages


Join Victoria’s largest independent child welfare organisation and become a vital part of a team that never gives up doing whatever it takes for kids. We believe everyone should have a good childhood, growing up in families and communities where they feel safe, nurtured and have hope for the future.

The introduction of Targeted Care Packages (TCP) enables children and young people from Residential Care and Home Based Care to transition into care arrangements where their needs will be better met.  Alternative placements could include with parents, families or friends, a foster carer, independent or semi-independent living or other forms of care.

The aim of Targeted Care Packages is first and foremost to achieve better outcomes for children and young people in out-of-home care.  To that end, the best interests of children and young people will guide all decision-making when considering care and support options to ensure a tailored response.

At the heart of the framework is the child and carer with specialist therapeutic intervention & support services wrapped around the young person to enable them to experience a sense of belonging, support to achieve and thrive with hope for the future.

We are looking for Support Workers who:

  • Show empathy for young people in an open-minded and non-judgemental manner.
  • Have a strong capacity for emotional self-regulation in order to set and maintain boundaries.
  • Have demonstrated capacity to engage with children and young people displaying emotional and behavioural dysregulation with an understanding of the underlying causes of this behaviour.
  • The ability to remain calm and think clearly in situations of crisis.



Queries to Tracey Kelly, Targeted Care Packages Coordinator on 9239 1400

Applications addressing the Key Selection Criteria should be submitted by 11pm on 27 September 2017

To download the Position Description, please CLICK HERE

To download the Key Selection Criteria, please CLICK HERE


Berry Street are committed to the safety, participation and empowerment of all children, including those with a disability and culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds. Berry Street are also committed to cultural safety, inclusion and empowerment of Aboriginal children, their families and communities. Comprehensive reference and background checking will be undertaken, including a Working with Children Check and police check. Aboriginal people; people from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with a disability are encouraged to apply.


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