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Youth Caseworker

Advertiser: Wesley Mission Australia3.9 out of 53.9 overall rating (66 employee reviews) More jobs from this company

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Job Listing Date
29 Aug 2018
Location
Sydney, Parramatta & Western Suburbs
Work Type
Part Time
Classification
Community Services & Development, Child Welfare, Youth & Family Services

Youth Caseworker

Wesley Reconnect

  • part-time position (21 hours/week)
  • based in Penrith
  • salary + super + salary packaging benefits

 

About us

Wesley Mission is a high profile, multi-faceted Christian organisation making a real difference in the community. We work with the most disadvantaged in our community by providing over 200 services ranging from aged care, homeless services, child and family care, counselling, employment, training and education, and health services.

Our Vision is “Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can.”

 

About the program

Wesley Mission has a real mission – to reach out to a community with real needs. Through witness, work and with the help of supporters we can turn lives around for good.

As part of Wesley’s Community and Family Care group, the Targeted Earlier Intervention program funded by NSW Family and Community Services has a focus on earlier intervention, the TEI program provides targeted services at the point where they can have the most impact - early in life and early in need. By encouraging community based solutions, alongside tailored formal supports, TEI services can ultimately prevent children and young people from entering the statutory child protection system.

This is a dynamic and challenging opportunity for an experienced professional to join a committed organisation that is well respected in the sector.

 

About the team

The Family and Community team is funded by the NSW Family and Community Services under the Targeted Earlier Intervention program.

The Family and Community team will provide a universal, early intervention service providing early engagement activities through to a quality case work model.  All programs will be underpinned by evidence informed principles and work with the Targeted Earlier Intervention framework.

Wesley Mission provides regular supervision and support for all staff as well as range of opportunities for professional development and staff benefits. This is a child-related position and preferred applicants will be required to undergo a Working with Children Check and Criminal Record History Check.

 

Essential criteria

  • tertiary qualification in Social Work or Community Welfare or extensive industry experience
  • knowledge and experience of case management practice from a strengths based/solution focussed perspective
  • experience in group facilitation
  • demonstrated ability to engage young people and  families at the point of initial service contact, build relationships of trust and cooperation, problem solve and resolve conflict
  • extensive child protection knowledge and experience
  • high level written and verbal communication skills, with experience developing case summaries and completing child protection reports
  • high level ability to liaise, develop and maintain relationships with professional groups including Community Services and other government and non-government stakeholders
  • ability to work effectively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) organisations and communities
  • commitment to continuous improvement and WH&S Principles
  • willingness to affirm Wesley Mission’s vision, mission and values
  • flexibility to work some evenings and occasional Saturdays
  • current NSW or National driver’s license and working with children’s check

 

Desirable criteria

  • working knowledge of an evidence based case management system
  • working knowledge of the local sector

 

Remuneration

Salary and employment conditions are in accordance with the (insert award) Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010, Level 5 with generous salary packaging available. Superannuation is paid in addition at 9.5%.

 

Closing date

Thursday 13 September 2018

 

Apply now

Please find a copy of the Position Description here: https://www.wesleymission.org.au/about-us/careers/career-opportunities/youth-caseworker/.

 

Please submit a copy of your CV/resume and a cover letter addressing all the selection criteria. For further information, or to submit an application, please contact:

Claire Raitt

Phone: 0437 631 165

Email: claire.raitt@wesleymission.org.au

 

Wesley Mission is a Christian organisation requiring all staff to affirm its values. We are committed to providing an environment in which children can feel safe and valued.

The suitable applicant will be subject to the relevant pre-employment checks for appointment to positions within Wesley Mission. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

Wesley Reconnect

  • part-time position (21 hours/week)
  • based in Penrith
  • salary + super + salary packaging benefits

 

About us

Wesley Mission is a high profile, multi-faceted Christian organisation making a real difference in the community. We work with the most disadvantaged in our community by providing over 200 services ranging from aged care, homeless services, child and family care, counselling, employment, training and education, and health services.

Our Vision is “Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can.”

 

About the program

Wesley Mission has a real mission – to reach out to a community with real needs. Through witness, work and with the help of supporters we can turn lives around for good.

As part of Wesley’s Community and Family Care group, the Targeted Earlier Intervention program funded by NSW Family and Community Services has a focus on earlier intervention, the TEI program provides targeted services at the point where they can have the most impact - early in life and early in need. By encouraging community based solutions, alongside tailored formal supports, TEI services can ultimately prevent children and young people from entering the statutory child protection system.

This is a dynamic and challenging opportunity for an experienced professional to join a committed organisation that is well respected in the sector.

 

About the team

The Family and Community team is funded by the NSW Family and Community Services under the Targeted Earlier Intervention program.

The Family and Community team will provide a universal, early intervention service providing early engagement activities through to a quality case work model.  All programs will be underpinned by evidence informed principles and work with the Targeted Earlier Intervention framework.

Wesley Mission provides regular supervision and support for all staff as well as range of opportunities for professional development and staff benefits. This is a child-related position and preferred applicants will be required to undergo a Working with Children Check and Criminal Record History Check.

 

Essential criteria

  • tertiary qualification in Social Work or Community Welfare or extensive industry experience
  • knowledge and experience of case management practice from a strengths based/solution focussed perspective
  • experience in group facilitation
  • demonstrated ability to engage young people and  families at the point of initial service contact, build relationships of trust and cooperation, problem solve and resolve conflict
  • extensive child protection knowledge and experience
  • high level written and verbal communication skills, with experience developing case summaries and completing child protection reports
  • high level ability to liaise, develop and maintain relationships with professional groups including Community Services and other government and non-government stakeholders
  • ability to work effectively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) organisations and communities
  • commitment to continuous improvement and WH&S Principles
  • willingness to affirm Wesley Mission’s vision, mission and values
  • flexibility to work some evenings and occasional Saturdays
  • current NSW or National driver’s license and working with children’s check

 

Desirable criteria

  • working knowledge of an evidence based case management system
  • working knowledge of the local sector

 

Remuneration

Salary and employment conditions are in accordance with the (insert award) Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010, Level 5 with generous salary packaging available. Superannuation is paid in addition at 9.5%.

 

Closing date

Thursday 13 September 2018

 

Apply now

Please find a copy of the Position Description here: https://www.wesleymission.org.au/about-us/careers/career-opportunities/youth-caseworker/.

 

Please submit a copy of your CV/resume and a cover letter addressing all the selection criteria. For further information, or to submit an application, please contact:

Claire Raitt

Phone: 0437 631 165

Email: claire.raitt@wesleymission.org.au

 

Wesley Mission is a Christian organisation requiring all staff to affirm its values. We are committed to providing an environment in which children can feel safe and valued.

The suitable applicant will be subject to the relevant pre-employment checks for appointment to positions within Wesley Mission. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

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