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Social worker - Bail Service - REF: BAI1003

Advertiser: Caxton Legal Centre IncMore jobs from this company

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Job Listing Date
29 Mar 2019
Location
Brisbane, CBD & Inner Suburbs
Work Type
Full Time
Classification
Healthcare & Medical, Psychology, Counselling & Social Work

Bail Service Social Worker – REF: BAI1003

Position: Bail Service Social Worker

Classification: Level 5

Remuneration: $79,521 plus super and attractive salary packaging options

Type: full time fixed term contract till 30 June 2021

An opportunity to make a difference

Caxton Legal Centre represents the interests of people who are disadvantaged or low-income earners when they come into contact with the Law. Caxton is seeking a Bail Service Social Worker, to work in a newly funded program to assist prisoners on remand to seek bail. The successful applicant will engage with bail applicants on remand who need a range of psychosocial supports in place to enhance a successful transition back to community from custody and support clients who have been released to comply with bail conditions.  

Key accountabilities

  • Provide social work services to clients in accordance with Caxton’s Practice Manual and the Australian Association of Social Workers Code of Ethics 2010
  • Provide an effective intake, psychosocial assessment, safety planning and capacity screening service for clients, or prospective clients, requesting assistance
  • Assist clients meet their safety and psycho-social needs by providing short-term counselling, access to services and support, advocacy,  limited court support, and referral to clients via phone, appointments at outreach locations, court, home visits and on-site at the Centre as appropriate
  • Collaborate with relevant agencies and entities to provide information, problem solve and develop referral pathways  for  services to clients
  • Where relevant, contribute social work perspectives to Caxton’s submissions for policy or law reform
  • Provide reports, records, and/or collect data as required for evaluation, reporting requirements

Essential requirements

  • Bachelor of Social Work or other relevant qualification
  • Eligible for AASW membership
  • Substantial experience in the provision of social work services
  • Experience in supervision of social workers
  • Eligible for a Queensland Corrective Services Yellow Card and criminal history check

The successful applicant will have the ability to work with clients with complex legal and social issues and provide advice to clients who may have an impairment or be culturally or linguistically diverse.  In addition to coordinating access to sometimes scarce services and supports for highly disadvantaged people.

If you are interested in joining a team who are highly committed to social justice and value diversity and human rights, please send your cover letter addressing the key accountabilities and essential requirements along with your CV quoting reference: BAIL1003 to vacancy@caxton.org.au.

Applications must be received by close of business Friday 19 April 2019.  Due to the high volume of applications, only those successful in gaining an interview will be contacted.

The application form will include these questions:
  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in Australia?
  • How many years' experience do you have as a social worker?
  • How much notice are you required to give your current employer?
  • What's your expected annual base salary?

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