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Support Worker - Family Services

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Job Listing Date
13 Aug 2019
Location
Wagga Wagga & Riverina
Work Type
Casual/Vacation
Classification
Community Services & Development, Child Welfare, Youth & Family Services

Support Workers – Family Services (Wagga Wagga)

 

About Us

Founded in 2013, Connecting Families was created on the premise of bringing hope and support to Australian families in times of need. Initially engaged with Family Support, Connecting Families has now grown to incorporate child respite and disability services. In 2018, Connecting Families initiated services for NDIS participants.

The position:

 

The Family Services team are seeking experienced and qualified individuals within the Community Services sector to assist in the following areas:

  • Mentoring
    • Providing support and encouragement to young people and enhance their ability to engage in positive behaviours
    • Setting short-term and long-term goals to enhance a young person’s decision-making skills and having a sense of direction for the future
    • Using a strengthens-based approach to help young person’s identify their strengthens and promote self esteem
    • Helping young people develop skills to engage in positive behaviours throughout the course of the mentoring program and beyond
    • Providing a consistent, positive role model in the lives of young people to engage in positive behaviours throughout the mentoring program and beyond
    • Helping the young person deal with any sense of alienation and promote resilience in the face of adversity.

 

  • Contact Supervision
    • Supervising, coordinating and assisting the contact between the children and their families, and providing them with transport if required.
    • Facilitate safe and fun interactions between children and their parents
    • Monitoring the child's safety, well-being and welfare in care of the parent
    • Provide complete and accurate documentation of the contact during/after and comply with all reporting requirements.
    • Travel to surrounding areas may be involved.

 

Essential Criteria:

Car and Australian Driver's Licence

 

Working with Children's check – Current within 5 years

 

National Police check – Current within 12 months

 

Certificate 4 in Youth Work or equivalent.

 

Availability:

 

Weekdays, Weekends, Afternoon shift, School holidays.

 

 

The application form will include these questions:
  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in Australia?
  • Do you have a current Australian driver's licence?
  • Do you have a current Working With Children (WWC) Check?
  • Do you have a current Police Check (National Police Certificate) for employment?
  • Have you completed a qualification in community services?

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