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Residential Carer (Child Protection)

Residential Carers carry out activities related to maintenance of a child or young person at risk, personal care and other activities of living.  In the role you would report directly to a supervisor and undertake higher levels of report preparation and case notes, especially in relation to supervised access visits.

Summary of Training

  • Develop, facilitate and monitor all aspects of case management
  • Assess co-existing needs
  • Respond to client needs
  • Analyse client information for service planning and delivery
  • Work effectively in child protection to support children, young people and families
  • Build professional practice and sectoral expertise
  • Work with children and young people with complex trauma and attachment issues and needs
  • Work with diverse people
  • Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
  • Develop workplace communication strategies
  • Facilitate and monitor contact
  • Reflect on and improve own professional practice
  • Facilitate workplace debriefing and support processes
  • Undertake and implement planning with at-risk children and young people and their families
  • Meet statutory and organisation information requirements
  • Develop and implement a multi-agency investigation and child risk assessment strategy

Please note that this Job & Training Description provides an example of the selection of non-core units. Alternative combinations of units may be selected and in some cases prerequisite units may need to be completed. For advice contact Apprenticeship Network providers or an approved Registered Training Organisation.

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This occupation fits generally with these groupings

Industry Group
Health, Care & Community Services

Work Type
Helping & Advising
Organising & Clerical

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Commencements Change

The change in Australian Apprenticeships commencements in this overall industry in the past two years. Commencements in 17/18: 10353

Source: VOCSTATS, extracted on 26/09/2018. AATIS analysis.

Graduate Employment

Australian Apprentice graduates from this overall industry in employment (in any industry).

Source: NCVER National Student Outcomes Survey, 2017, unpublished. AATIS analysis.

Graduate Wage

Average wage of Australian Apprentice graduates from this overall industry employed full-time after training.

Source: NCVER National Student Outcomes Survey, 2017, unpublished. AATIS analysis.

Industry Growth

Growth in employment in this overall industry in the past 5 years.

Source: Department of Jobs and Small Business, 2017. AATIS analysis.

Industry Size

The number of employees in this overall industry compared with other Australian industries.

Source: Department of Jobs and Small Business, 2017. AATIS analysis.

Industry Wage

Average wage of employees in this overall industry.

Source: Department of Jobs and Small Business, 2017. AATIS analysis.

Availability Information

Residential Carer (Child Protection) - CHC50313
NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

24 mths 36 mths 36 mths 36 mths
Part Time
Commencements 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
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Commencements

Commencement data source: National Apprentices and Trainees collection, VOCSTATS, extracted 25/09/2018, rounded estimates for April 2017 to March 2018. This data is for general information purposes only.

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