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Case Worker

Advertiser: Foundations Care3 out of 53.0 overall rating (6 employee reviews) More jobs from this company

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Job Listing Date
10 Oct 2019
Location
Lismore & Far North Coast
Work Type
Full Time
Classification
Community Services & Development, Child Welfare, Youth & Family Services

Case Worker

Foundations Care is a not for profit organisation, providing a variety of family support services with experienced and professional staff.  Foundations Care prides itself on being child-focused in its operations, with particular attention placed on each child's emotional and developmental needs, as well as the overall needs of families.  Out of Home Care is a part of Foundations Care.  Out of Home Care provides a number of Foster Care and Kinship Programs and Child Safety Residential services in WA, NSW and QLD.

 

About the role:

We are currently seeking applications for a Therapeutic Case Worker to provide direct intervention and effective support to children and young people and their key support network. This role will be based at our New South Wales Lismore location and is offered on a full time fixed term contract basis.

The Therapeutic Case Worker is the key staff member responsible for ensuring the achievement of agreed individual permanency outcome for a caseload of children and young people (CYP) supported through the New South Wales’ Permanency Support Program direct outcomes for a caseload of CYP. 

Importantly, you will recognise the need for specialist knowledge and skills and have established collaborative relationships with evidence-based practitioners of those specialist skills that will maximise timely and effective responses to the needs of the child, young person and their families and support networks.

You will be working with children and young people with a range of developmental, behavioural, and psychological needs. You will also be working with their families, carers and broader support networks to create stability for the young person by facilitating the achievement of the permanency goal including preservation, restoration, guardianship, adoption and long-term foster care.

You will have a commitment to improving the quality of life of children and young people now and will work with an objective of ensuring their safety, welfare and wellbeing at all times while keeping a focus on doing what is necessary to support them to become resilient, independent, capable and successful adults.

In particular, Therapeutic Case Workers will demonstrate an understanding of, and commitment to, objectives of the Permanency Support Program.

About you:

Please note appointment to this role is subject to the following compulsory screening checks:

  • National Police Check
  • NSW – Working With Children Check

To be successful in this role you must have significant knowledge and experience in the following:

  • Provide therapeutic intervention and case management services to children and young people, their family and support network including holding primary responsibility for a caseload
  • Complying with reporting, case noting, and other requirements to comply with contractual and legal obligations of Foundations Care  
  • Assessment, planning, implementation, monitoring and review of intervention plans
  • Establishing working relationships with clients, key stakeholders, and other therapeutic specialists

Excellent oral and written communication skills, including critical thinking and analytical problem solving skills, establishing rapport through interview skills, conflict resolution, superior detail for accuracy, and planning and organisational capability and autonomy.

The Therapeutic case Worker will have a:

  • Degree in human services or social sciences OR
  • Degree in another field of knowledge where candidate can demonstrate substantial experience and/or knowledge in bio-psycho-social assessment processes, understanding and changing human behaviour, and case management processes.

How to apply:

Please download the Position Description located at https://csgroup.org.au/work-for-us/vacancies/

Please click APPLY NOW and include in your application a copy of your resume and a cover letter addressing your suitability for the role.

We thank you in advance for your time, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Foundations Care is a not for profit organisation, providing a variety of family support services with experienced and professional staff.  Foundations Care prides itself on being child-focused in its operations, with particular attention placed on each child's emotional and developmental needs, as well as the overall needs of families.  Out of Home Care is a part of Foundations Care.  Out of Home Care provides a number of Foster Care and Kinship Programs and Child Safety Residential services in WA, NSW and QLD.

 

About the role:

We are currently seeking applications for a Therapeutic Case Worker to provide direct intervention and effective support to children and young people and their key support network. This role will be based at our New South Wales Lismore location and is offered on a full time fixed term contract basis.

The Therapeutic Case Worker is the key staff member responsible for ensuring the achievement of agreed individual permanency outcome for a caseload of children and young people (CYP) supported through the New South Wales’ Permanency Support Program direct outcomes for a caseload of CYP. 

Importantly, you will recognise the need for specialist knowledge and skills and have established collaborative relationships with evidence-based practitioners of those specialist skills that will maximise timely and effective responses to the needs of the child, young person and their families and support networks.

You will be working with children and young people with a range of developmental, behavioural, and psychological needs. You will also be working with their families, carers and broader support networks to create stability for the young person by facilitating the achievement of the permanency goal including preservation, restoration, guardianship, adoption and long-term foster care.

You will have a commitment to improving the quality of life of children and young people now and will work with an objective of ensuring their safety, welfare and wellbeing at all times while keeping a focus on doing what is necessary to support them to become resilient, independent, capable and successful adults.

In particular, Therapeutic Case Workers will demonstrate an understanding of, and commitment to, objectives of the Permanency Support Program.

About you:

Please note appointment to this role is subject to the following compulsory screening checks:

  • National Police Check
  • NSW – Working With Children Check

To be successful in this role you must have significant knowledge and experience in the following:

  • Provide therapeutic intervention and case management services to children and young people, their family and support network including holding primary responsibility for a caseload
  • Complying with reporting, case noting, and other requirements to comply with contractual and legal obligations of Foundations Care  
  • Assessment, planning, implementation, monitoring and review of intervention plans
  • Establishing working relationships with clients, key stakeholders, and other therapeutic specialists

Excellent oral and written communication skills, including critical thinking and analytical problem solving skills, establishing rapport through interview skills, conflict resolution, superior detail for accuracy, and planning and organisational capability and autonomy.

The Therapeutic case Worker will have a:

  • Degree in human services or social sciences OR
  • Degree in another field of knowledge where candidate can demonstrate substantial experience and/or knowledge in bio-psycho-social assessment processes, understanding and changing human behaviour, and case management processes.

How to apply:

Please download the Position Description located at https://csgroup.org.au/work-for-us/vacancies/

Please click APPLY NOW and include in your application a copy of your resume and a cover letter addressing your suitability for the role.

We thank you in advance for your time, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

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 Working With Children (WWC) Check?
  • Do you have a current Australian driver's licence?
  • Do you have experience working with young people with complex needs?
  • Have you completed a qualification in community services?

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