Residential Care Worker (Country) - Open Pool
Government of Western Australia
Kalgoorlie, Australia
2d ago

Residential Care Worker (Country) - Open Pool

Division : Service Delivery Regional and Remote Communities Position No : Pool Ref COM14468 Salary : Level 2, $62,172 - $67,256 pa pro rata - PSCA 2019 Work Type : Casual, Permanent - Part Time, Permanent - Full Time, Fixed Term - Part Time, Fixed Term - Full Time Location : Kalgoorlie Closing Date : 2022-02-28 4 : 00 PM (YYYY-MM-DD)

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.


    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 :

  • resilient
  • 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.

    Click the below video to find out what it’s like working Residential Care in a regional district :

    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. The next recruitment process is scheduled to commence 6 April 2020 .

    Any applications received after that date will be assessed in the next round of recruitment.


    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 Sharon Metzke , Manager Residential Care , on 0477 362 515 .

    Click to see the great benefits of working for the Department.


    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 Sarah White, Human Resources Consultant, on (08) 6552 9099.

    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.

    Lodgement is system generated, any submissions on or after 4 : 00pm, or emailed applications, will not be accepted.

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