Safe Places for Children
2.9 out of 5 stars.
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Safe Places for Children Careers and Employment

About the company

  • Company size
    201 to 500
  • Industry
    Education
  • Headquarters
    Brisbane
  • Link
    Safe Places for Children website
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Salary estimated from 50 employees, users, and past and present job advertisements on Indeed.

Rating overview

Rating is calculated based on 74 reviews and is evolving.

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Reviews

Youth Worker in Australia
on 18 November 2021
Rewarding but extremely stressful
Amazing induction but that’s where it stops. Working with children and young people who come from extremely traumatized backgrounds. Shifts are 24 hours (you sleep 10pm-6am and are not paid during this time. That is, you are expected to stay up and support a young person if they’re escalated or in a crisis and not be paid for this time). Sometimes after a long shift, you are expected to stay back because management cannot find cover and they do not come in to cover you, despite them being on-call. All staff are burnt out and overworked. You are exposed to physical assault and verbal abuse on daily basis however the work with the young people can be extremely rewarding. Boundaries and self-care is a must. Easy opportunity to get internally promoted despite only being there for a few months. This is because there is a high turnover of staff and unfortunately, this promotes nepotism. Lack of support from management even after experiencing a critical incident. Work culture can be clicky.
Youth Worker in Townsville QLD
on 18 August 2022
Jason Bourne once said "look at us, look at what they make you give.
The good. - highly competitive pay ($20,000 above similar roles in other organisations.Well structured, safeplaces have been doing this for a while so know what they doing.Management for the most part are supportive.The bad. - 24 hour shifts, managers are overworked and underpaid only making $4 more then a senior youth worker. Therefore if you want to raise to the top and progress in your career expect to see the ugly side of things as I did.Politics are "not allowed" but that dosent stop it from happening.
Case Manager in Melbourne VIC
on 9 May 2022
Supportive and inclusive workplace
I enjoy working for this company. The young people can be challenging but overall there are more better days than tough days. Being part of a consistent team works well.I find Management to be supportive and transparent.Long hours can be tough but there is 6 weeks annual leave per year. It’s rewarding seeing the young people building positive skills and meeting goals. I would recommend working for this company
Youth Support Worker in Canning Vale WA
on 2 May 2022
Not a good culture
Management was not a great help to workers. There was favouritism shown towards personal friends who worked there. Management didn't listen to workers.
Youth in Western Australia
on 27 February 2022
Very poor culture
Safe places was once a company that made a difference in kids lives. However it is now an organisation that has lost its way. It is focused on money above everything. They have unfortunately become ivory tower that puts administration above the kids in care. Over the past 5 years company has employed increasingly more and more people who have never and no idea of how to work with young people and what is really needed. Sadly it is an organisation that is full of bullying that starts from the top and is encouraged at every level of management. There is a total disregard to the right if staff. They have a system of calculating hours that required staff to work 45.5 hrs and only get paid for 38.

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