Overnight Support Worker/ Lead Tenant

Job No: Berry2248
Location: Shepparton, VIC

  • Shepparton Location

  • Reside in our Lead Tenant unit 7 days a week rent free!

  • On call 4 nights per week as an Overnight Support Worker

  • Perfect position for students


Do you live within the Shepparton area? Are you looking for night work that could free up your days?


Join Victoria's largest independent child and family services organisation and become a vital part of a team that never gives up doing whatever it takes for kids. Since 1877, Berry Street has been committed to improving life opportunities for vulnerable children, young people and families. With over 1000 staff, Berry Street is a leader in providing high quality services right across Victoria.

About the role:

  • Reside in our Lead Tenant unit 7 days a week rent free, and a contribution to utility bills. The Lead Tenant position is a voluntary role with no financial compensation

  • Assist the young people to develop the skills to move on to more independent living situations for the future.

  • Ensure the young people contribute to household chores, remain respectful to their co-tenants and engage in a productive lifestyle.

  • Be on call 4 nights per week as an Overnight Support Worker to assist the Residential Care Houses when required. You will be paid as an Overnight Support Worker which includes a retainer (8 hours) per fortnight for potential recall and additional payment for hours worked in excess of this.

  • Respond in a timely manner to phone calls during ‘sleepover’ shifts and immediately respond to requests to collect young people and bring them back to the house.

  • Interact positively with the young people, to engage with them in a caring manner, modelling appropriate behaviour towards them.

  • You need to be able to assess risk and have good judgement.

  • You will also be required to provide updates to staff and write reports.


We are looking for someone with a broad range of life experiences, skills and employment backgrounds who have a genuine interest in supporting young people to experience their community and make a contribution to the community. A tertiary qualification in Community Services, or Cert IV Youth Work or equivalent or currently studying.


Queries to John Steel on Team Leader Residential Services 

Applications addressing the key selection criteria should be submitted by 24 January 2018 

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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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