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Facilitated Family Time Worker - Casual positions available

Advertiser: Continuum Consulting Pty LtdMore jobs from this company

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Job Listing Date
14 Nov 2018
Sydney, Parramatta & Western Suburbs
Work Type
Community Services & Development, Child Welfare, Youth & Family Services

Facilitated Contact Worker

Casual positions available – Based in Penrith with travel within Greater Western Sydney, Blue Mountains and the Hawkesbury. Other travel throughout Sydney may be required. 

Continuum Consulting Australia Pty Ltd believes Child Protection is a social responsibility and all children deserve to feel safe and protected. We are committed to upholding the rights and safety of children and work collaboratively within a therapeutic framework with statutory child protection authorities, the family and multidisciplinary professionals to achieve this. At Continuum Consulting Australia Pty Ltd. the child's safety is paramount.

The role of a Facilitated Family Time Worker is to facilitate safe and meaningful contact for Children and Young People in Out of Home Care with their family and/or significant others in accordance with court ordered contact visits.  Other components of the role will include transporting children and assisting children and young people in a range of activities and ensuring that the children and young people under your supervision are safe and supported. You are also responsible for ensuring that the contact is accurately documented.

At times the role may also require you to provide daytime and overnight support to assist children and young people to remain in a placement. 

Selection Criteria:

• Minimum Certificate IV in Community Services (Welfare) or equivalent required. Other suitable qualifications include Certificate, Diploma or Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Welfare, Youth Work, Early and developmental education or related field. Students who have completed over 12 months of study are encouraged to apply. Or extensive work experience in the Out of Home Care sector. 

• Basic understanding of the laws governing NSW Child Protection Services, Mandatory Reporting requirements and Out of Home Care services.

• Current Working with Children Check – valid for paid work

• Clear and Current National Police Check – valid for general employment

• Current First Aid Certificate

• Preferable experience working with children and young people within an empathic framework with a commitment to improve the quality of life for children and young people

• Highly developed analytical skills, including well developed and effective interpersonal and written communication skills, and high level negotiation and mediation skills. Demonstrated capacity to produce quality written reports with accurate and factual information in an electronic format. 

• Demonstrated capacity to work autonomously in supervising and managing complex family and sibling contacts where challenging and difficult behaviours due to trauma are displayed.

• Demonstrated ability to be adaptable to changing circumstances and organisational requirements working in a team environment with minimal supervision

• Understanding of WHS principles and requirements.

In return you will:

• Be working in a therapeutic, supportive and committed team environment to influence direction and outcomes for children and young people. 

• Be provided with on-going support and opportunities for professional development.

• Be well resourced to undertake your duties.


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