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Our Culture

Our internal culture revolves around providing caring, family-style support to our young people and to each other. Our people need to be resilient, reflective and passionate about making a positive difference in the lives of vulnerable young people, children and babies. For this reason, we take considerable care in selecting each person who comes to work with us.

 

Once through the initial interview process and formal Working with Children and Criminal History checks, each short-listed candidate undergoes psychosocial screening to determine their ability to embrace and thrive in our nurturing organizational culture. We apply the same psychosocial screening process before anyone enters the Lighthouse family, whether they are a senior executive, an administration officer, a young person, or a volunteer.

 

We train all our employees how to engage with and support traumatized young people and children. All staff members are required to do regular individual and group supervision and monthly internal training. This support reduces vicarious workplace trauma and helps us maintain comparatively high retention rates among our in-home carers. We also work hard to make sure our internal culture encourages thoughtfulness, reflection, and open communication at all levels. The aim is that everyone working with Lighthouse embodies and role models the ways of relating that we are encouraging our young people to learn.

 

Careers

Lighthouse Foundation is committed to employing passionate staff who bring a broad range of skills and experience to our cause. We really do live our values of being respectful, kind, courageous, thoughtful, and committed in our workplace, and look for new employees who demonstrate them.  

 

Current vacancies

 

 

Clinician- Part time 0.6FTE

The role will provide clinical support and governance to Lighthouse young people and staff, specifically, psychological assessments and reports, attending care team meetings, providing therapeutic and psycho-educational group programs, providing psychotherapy, providing reflective practice to staff, and consulting on the development and maintenance of Young People’s individual and group programs. This role will also require the clinician to produce detailed case studies, reports/papers and contribute to research in consultation with the Manager of Clinical Services. 

 

Responsibilities will be; but are not limited to the following:

  • Consultation with internal and external care team members to develop and support young people’s therapeutic journey Involvement in the development and implementation of clinical care protocols and therapeutic interventions.
  • Provision of clinical supervision and debriefing to care staff members as required.
  • To conduct psychological assessments of young people, volunteers and staff
  • In consultation with the Manager of Clinical Services, to develop and amend, current assessment tools and processes.
  • Periodic psychometric assessments of young people for recovery progress reviews
  • Development and administration of individual development plans for young people
  • Producing detailed case studies, reports/papers and research.
  • To deliver training as part of the Lighthouse Professional Development Program as required.
  • The Clinician is required to role model the values of Lighthouse Foundation and the Therapeutic Family Model of Care which include Respect, Courage and Kindness.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Essential:

Experience working with youth and adolescents in a therapeutic setting Experience in counselling and/or psychotherapy with children, young people or families.

 

About you:

  • You are open to being challenged and are able to consider views opposing your own
  • You understand attachment and trauma informed practice
  • You have an ability and willingness to embrace the Lighthouse Model of Care, creating and maintaining family environment for children and young people from at risk backgrounds
  • You have the ability to stay calm and rational in volatile situations
  • You are committed to personal and professional development

 

All applicants are required to apply through our applicant portal to be considered for the role:

https://www.enablehr.com.au/app/portals/applicant/apply?aid=38f4940f-d158-43cb-bd78-c5dc8b3b76e7

 

 

 

Therapuetic Youth Worker- Respite

The primary purpose of this position is to provide casework support, participate in home management and supervise children and young people. You will act as a positive role model for the young people living in the home. This is a highly rewarding position where you play an integral part in a community that brings positive change to a young person’s life. You will be supported by the Senior Care Team and the multi-disciplinary clinical team based at our Youth Resource and Administration Centre in Richmond.

 

Essential requirements:

  • Hold a minimum Certificate IV in Welfare, Family Therapy, Social Work, Youth Work, Psychology or a strongly related discipline
  • Prior to commencement, be enrolled to complete 4 days additional mandatory training (through DHHS)
  • The ability to work closely with children and young people, and have knowledge of the special needs of homeless and at-risk young people
  • Hold/obtain a current Working with Children Check
  • Have Working rights within Australia and have evidence to confirm this.
  • Complete a National Criminal Records check, Disqualified Carer check, and undergo an in-house psycho-social screen

 

About You

  • You are open to being challenged and are able to consider views opposing your own
  • You understand attachment and trauma informed practice
  • You have an ability and willingness to embrace the Lighthouse Model of Care, creating and maintaining family environment for children and young people from at risk backgrounds
  • You have the ability to stay calm and rational in volatile situations
  • You are committed to personal and professional development

 

All applicants are required to apply through our applicant portal to be considered for the role:

https://www.enablehr.com.au/app/portals/applicant/apply?aid=38f4940f-d158-43cb-bd78-c5dc8b3b76e7

 

 

Senior Carer- Expressions of interest

The Senior Carer role works alongside our Clinical Team to deliver an evidenced-based therapeutic treatment program, providing leadership across two of Lighthouse’s Adolescent homes in Melbourne’s southern suburbs. The role has three key responsibilities:

  • The Young People – A focus on each young person’s treatment journey from intake to development of an Individual Development Plan (IDP), including transition planning into independent living.
  • The Home – Ensuring the home provides a therapeutic environment in line with Lighthouse’s Model of Care.
  • The Team – Responsibility for line management of Therapeutic Carers in the home, including supporting all Carers to implement therapeutic interventions and to support the young person’s IDP goals.

 

About You

  • You have experience and are passionate in the provision of care or casework of young people.
  • You strive to work within a therapeutic environment with a collaborative team approach, dedicated to the young people.
  • You are open to reflection as a key component of your work, through both group and individual clinical spaces.
  • You will have a strong understanding of young people’s complex trauma and the impacts on those who have experienced homelessness.
  • You have the ability to remain calm and rational in volatile situations and have strong strategies around managing crisis situations, including practical and psychiatric emergencies.
  • You have great Time Management skills with the ability to plan, prioritise workloads and meet deadlines.
  • You provide leadership in a thoughtful and dedicated way.

 

All expressions of interest should be emailed to Lighthouse's HR Manager, Anne-Marie:

annemariek@lighthousefoundation.org.au

 

 

 

 

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