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Aboriginal Caseworker - Mt Druitt

Advertiser: Department of Family & Community ServicesMore jobs from this company

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Job Listing Date
1 Apr 2020
Location
Sydney, Parramatta & Western Suburbs
Salary
$72,418 - $100,056 pa plus super
Work Type
Full Time
Classification
Government & Defence, Government - State

Aboriginal Caseworker - Mt Druitt

We are recruiting Aboriginal Child Protection Caseworkers for Mount Druitt.


Do you have what it takes to meet the demands of this challenging and highly rewarding role?

Being an Aboriginal Child Protection Caseworker requires resilience, tenacity and compassion to support children and families living in varied and challenging circumstances.  Assessing reports of alleged child abuse and neglect can be confronting; however, the rewards for ensuring the best outcome for a child can be limitless.

We want to improve outcomes for vulnerable Aboriginal children and families, so we need more Aboriginal voices, knowledge and experience to do this.

That's why we need you!

So we can meet the needs of Aboriginal communities in appropriate ways, it's important to have caseworkers who are Aboriginal people.

By becoming an Aboriginal Child Protection Caseworker, you have the opportunity to:

  • provide an Aboriginal perspective
  • advocate on behalf of Aboriginal people in your community
  • provide services to Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal children, young people and families
  • build strong relationships with partner agencies to support and strengthen families and cultural connections
  • use your cultural knowledge to help inform and shape service delivery

A day in the life of an Aboriginal Child Protection Caseworker

The role of an Aboriginal Child Protection Caseworker with DCJ is varied and complex. While no two days are the same, here are some of the duties you'll carry out on a day to day basis:   

  • conducting risk assessments for children and young people who may be in need of protection
  • developing plans to ensure the safety and wellbeing of these clients
  • working collaboratively with other NSW agencies, NGOs and families to plan, coordinate and negotiate services for our clients and implement effective case plans, to ensure that children, young people and families are provided with the practical and emotional support they need
  • manage complex cases and situations working with high needs and high risk clients and their families
  • where necessary you may be involved in court processes, including the preparation of court documents, attending court and participating in evidentiary processes

Benefits we offer

  • a competitive base salary range $72,418 – $100,056 pa plus superannuation and annual leave loading
  • industry leading training and support via our intensive caseworker development program
  • promotional opportunities 
  • working alongside diverse people towards a common goal
  • flexible working conditions including a 140 hour month  

How to apply

You can apply to be an Aboriginal Child Protection Caseworker at DCJ if you:

  • identify and are recognised as an Aboriginal person and can provide documentation to verify this
  • have at least two years experience working with Aboriginal children, young people and families
  • a valid drivers licence
  • a Working with Children clearance number prior to commencement in the role


Apply by clicking the 'Apply Online' button and help us shape services that build stronger and safer families and communities.


Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion 
 

DCJ is committed to building a workplace culture that values diversity and inclusion. We actively promote the employment of people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, LGBTI and other diversity groups.

DCJ encourages applications from people with disability and will provide reasonable adjustments in our recruitment processes and in the workplace. 

If you need an adjustment in the recruitment process, please call or email us at InclusionandDiversity@facs.nsw.gov.au and also advise us of your preferred method of communication.

DCJ is also the first NSW government agency to become a White Ribbon accredited workplace, for taking active steps to prevent and respond to violence against women. 
 

We are recruiting Aboriginal Child Protection Caseworkers for Mount Druitt.


Do you have what it takes to meet the demands of this challenging and highly rewarding role?

Being an Aboriginal Child Protection Caseworker requires resilience, tenacity and compassion to support children and families living in varied and challenging circumstances.  Assessing reports of alleged child abuse and neglect can be confronting; however, the rewards for ensuring the best outcome for a child can be limitless.

We want to improve outcomes for vulnerable Aboriginal children and families, so we need more Aboriginal voices, knowledge and experience to do this.

That's why we need you!

So we can meet the needs of Aboriginal communities in appropriate ways, it's important to have caseworkers who are Aboriginal people.

By becoming an Aboriginal Child Protection Caseworker, you have the opportunity to:

  • provide an Aboriginal perspective
  • advocate on behalf of Aboriginal people in your community
  • provide services to Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal children, young people and families
  • build strong relationships with partner agencies to support and strengthen families and cultural connections
  • use your cultural knowledge to help inform and shape service delivery

A day in the life of an Aboriginal Child Protection Caseworker

The role of an Aboriginal Child Protection Caseworker with DCJ is varied and complex. While no two days are the same, here are some of the duties you'll carry out on a day to day basis:   

  • conducting risk assessments for children and young people who may be in need of protection
  • developing plans to ensure the safety and wellbeing of these clients
  • working collaboratively with other NSW agencies, NGOs and families to plan, coordinate and negotiate services for our clients and implement effective case plans, to ensure that children, young people and families are provided with the practical and emotional support they need
  • manage complex cases and situations working with high needs and high risk clients and their families
  • where necessary you may be involved in court processes, including the preparation of court documents, attending court and participating in evidentiary processes

Benefits we offer

  • a competitive base salary range $72,418 – $100,056 pa plus superannuation and annual leave loading
  • industry leading training and support via our intensive caseworker development program
  • promotional opportunities 
  • working alongside diverse people towards a common goal
  • flexible working conditions including a 140 hour month  

How to apply

You can apply to be an Aboriginal Child Protection Caseworker at DCJ if you:

  • identify and are recognised as an Aboriginal person and can provide documentation to verify this
  • have at least two years experience working with Aboriginal children, young people and families
  • a valid drivers licence
  • a Working with Children clearance number prior to commencement in the role


Apply by clicking the 'Apply Online' button and help us shape services that build stronger and safer families and communities.


Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion 
 

DCJ is committed to building a workplace culture that values diversity and inclusion. We actively promote the employment of people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, LGBTI and other diversity groups.

DCJ encourages applications from people with disability and will provide reasonable adjustments in our recruitment processes and in the workplace. 

If you need an adjustment in the recruitment process, please call or email us at InclusionandDiversity@facs.nsw.gov.au and also advise us of your preferred method of communication.

DCJ is also the first NSW government agency to become a White Ribbon accredited workplace, for taking active steps to prevent and respond to violence against women. 
 

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