Become a Carer


Burdekin Carers are adults who have been assessed and approved by us to provide accommodation, care and support to a young person.

Carers work as a team together with our staff and the young person to enable them to become more stable and independent.

To be a Burdekin carer you must...

Successfully complete the detailed assessment process, including reference checks, working with children checks and prohibited person’s assessment.

  • enjoy the company of teenagers, like spending time with and listening to them.
  • appreciate the culture of youth.
  • be non-judgemental of young people and respect their views.
  • be accessible to young people and help with difficulties as they arise.
  • be a positive role model.
  • be a team player with a sense of humour and tolerance of difference.
  • be confident with managing young people’s behaviour.
  • be willing to participate in ongoing compulsory training.
  • be willing to participate in meetings as required.
  • be open to feedback and to take on board comments.

You MUST get a Working With Children Check and a National Police Check to be able to work as a Carer.

A Carer Provides...

  • practical assistance with daily tasks as needed.
  • a positive environment in which successes are acknowledged.

With support from our staff, a carer also provides...

  • assistance with a young person’s chosen goals such as opportunities to learn and practise living skills.
  • clear and negotiated boundaries and limits for young people within the home.
  • feedback to young people about appropriate behaviour and community expectations.
  • facilitation of negotiated and agreed strategies to guide young people towards achieving positive outcomes.

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Are you interested in being a Burdekin carer?