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Family Support - Senior Case worker

Advertiser: Ballarat & District Aboriginal Co-operativeMore jobs from this company

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Job Listing Date
7 Feb 2019
Ballarat & Central Highlands
$30 - $39.99 per hour
Work Type
Part Time
Community Services & Development, Child Welfare, Youth & Family Services

The position will undertake direct case work focused on placement prevention, reunification and strengthening the cultural connections, parenting capacity and well-being of Aboriginal families. In additional the Senior Case Worker will have a role in providing mentoring and support to less experienced team members and supporting the delivery of trauma informed and culturally attuned practice across the Family Support program.


BADAC’s Family Support Program works with parents to address issues for families that are at risk of their child being placed in out-of-home care, and to build capacity of parents to safely care for their children. The Senior Case Worker will need to be highly motivated and enthusiastic, have great interpersonal and mentoring skills, and have a sound knowledge of Aboriginal culture and society and an ability to communicate effectively with Aboriginal people.

This position is a Part time 30 hours per week position, with a fixed term of 6 months.

Applications close on 21/02/2019 COB.

All applications are to include a cover letter and resume addressing the selection criteria (see below). For further information please contact Stacey Gafa (Personal Assistant to the Director of HR and Governance) on 53315344

Key Selection Criteria:

  1. A relevant tertiary qualification in Social Work, Community Services, Welfare or equivalent and at least 5 years’ experience in provision of support to families.  
  2. Sound knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal culture and values and the ability to effectively communicate with Aboriginal Children and their families and a demonstrated ability to support Aboriginal people in their healing.
  3. Demonstrated experience & skills in risk assessment and intervention, child development and trauma informed practice.
  4. Capacity to provide mentoring, support and skills development to other team members and consultation to staff across the Koorie Family Services directorate.
  5. A proven & well developed understanding of a range of parenting & other intervention strategies.
  6. High degree of understanding of the Child Protection and Welfare system including services available to Aboriginal Children and families. Experience in collaboration with a range of professionals in a care team approach.
  7. Highly developed interpersonal & communication skills including demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of people, including the development of effective liaison with families, government & community, health, education & welfare services.
  8. Well-developed administrative skills including maintaining accurate files, detailed assessments, computer data records & report writing.
  9. A sound knowledge of the Children, Youth & Families Act 2005, including the information sharing provisions.

A copy of the Full position Description is available on the BADAC website -

The application form will include these questions:
  • Have you completed a qualification in community services?

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