About Zest Care
Zest Care have been providing quality children's services into the homes of families for the past 16 years, providing education, care, early intervention & child protection services often under challenging circumstances..
Zest Care works across NSW with families where a child's well-being is at risk. Every family is unique and the risk may stem from a child, a parent (or guardian) or a combination of physical, mental and social factors.
As a Crisis Support Worker
We are seeking experienced individuals to join our specialised team to provide education, care & support to children and their families who have been referred to the service due to child protection and welfare issues.
Often working with children with additional needs, disadvantaged families, or families struggling with illness or mental health, we are keen to engage individuals who can make a great impact in a short space of time.
Our Crisis Support Workers are passionate about child protection, flexible and adaptable to the particular needs of each family. Whether that would be improving parenting capacity, implementing routines, programming activities and/or promoting the children's safety, development & welfare; thus reducing the risk.
As an employee of Zest Care
As a Crisis Support Worker at Zest Care you will be part of a specialist team who recognise and value your experience; we provide ongoing support to our staff through our operations team, family services team and our employee assistance program.
Ideally, you will have the following:
Tertiary Qualifications (Or working towards):
Early Education / Child Care
Social Work / Welfare
A minimum of 12 months experience working with children/families in one of the following:
Early educator within a childcare service - child care centre / preschool etc.
Child related social work / family support / Case work
Special needs / additional needs / disability care / support
Current or willing to obtain:
First Aid Certificate
Asthma & Anaphylaxis Certificates
Working With Children Check (WWCC)
Police Check (issued within 6 months)
Resilient & Capable
Excellent interpersonal & communication skills
Exhibits a high level of accountability & confidentiality
Diplomatic & resolve problems in a timely manner
Reliable, proactive & child focused
Aware of issues pertaining to child protection & children "at risk"
Understand the requirements of mandatory reporting
Ability to engage with people appropriately across a range of cultures.
Have access and basic computer skills to be able to complete and submit typed daily shift summaries
Our most successful professionals are pragmatic, rational and resilient individuals who have a drive to improve the quality of life for children and are genuine about making a difference to families and the wider community.
What we offer
On offer is above award rates, flexible hours and an extended support network; you will also have access to discounted training and professional development.
So, if you put children's education and well-being first and you want to truly contribute positively to a family's future then apply now!