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Caseworker

Advertiser: MacKillop Family Services2.587 out of 52.6 overall rating (46 employee reviews) More jobs from this company

Job Information

Job Listing Date
16 Oct 2020
Location
Sydney, Parramatta & Western Suburbs
Work Type
Full Time
Classification
Community Services & Development, Child Welfare, Youth & Family Services

Caseworker

MacKillop Family Services, a Catholic community agency, exists to support, foster hope and promote justice for children, young people and families, particularly those who have experienced distress, disadvantage and abuse.

MacKillop works across New South Wales, Victoria and Western Australia. Each young person and family we work with is protected, nurtured and given the chance to build a brighter future.

MacKillop Family Services is an accredited provider of The Sanctuary Model. Sanctuary supports organisations to provide a safe and caring environment for people affected by trauma, and to maintain a culture that reflects these qualities at every level within the organisation.

A Permanent Full-time opportunity is available within our Intensive Therapeutic Care Program where you can make a difference in the lives of disadvantaged or vulnerable young people  based in Luddenham.

About the role:

The Intensive Therapeutic Care (ITC) Caseworker is responsible for providing high quality and effective case work services for young people in Intensive Therapeutic Care.  The ITC Caseworker will plan for and achieve permanency and identified case plan outcomes for children, young people, their families, authorised carers, prospective guardians and adoptive parents.  This is achieved through an interactive and dynamic case management approach, with an emphasis on ongoing analysis, decision-making and record keeping, ensuring the child or young person’s needs are identified and being met. 

Working closely with the Therapeutic Specialists and the ITC team, the ITC Caseworker will provide high quality therapeutic care and effective casework to young people within the program to heal from trauma and achieve their full potential.

About you:

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • Bachelor’s Degree relevant to the position;
  • Demonstrated experience in casework practice preferably in Out-of-Home-Care;
  • Demonstrated experience in working with young people with complex care needs;
  • Demonstrated experience in working with Aboriginal young people & families in a culturally competent manner;
  • Understanding of Out-of-Home-Care policy, standards and quality frameworks;
  • Demonstrated capacity to develop collaborative relationships across professional and organisational boundaries;
  • Ability to plan, organise and prioritise work;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Experience using Microsoft Office;

You must:

  • A valid and current Driver’s Licence;
  • A satisfactory Criminal History Check;
  • A valid Working with Children Check;
  • A First Aid Certificate;

Benefits on offer

  • Generous Salary Packaging of up to $15,900
  • Ongoing training and career development opportunities
  • Employee Assistance Program to support your wellbeing

How to Apply:

Click 'Apply for this Job' where you will be redirected to the Caseworker vacancy within MacKillop's careers page. On this page please refer to the How to Apply section at the bottom, this will take you to our recruitment portal.

Please make sure you address the selection criteria as outlined in the PD as part of your application.

For more information, please contact Gus Morgan on gus.morgan@mackillop.org.au.

Applications close Fri Oct 30 2020

MacKillop promotes diversity and equal opportunity in employment and is committed to a diverse workforce. We encourage and welcome applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People.

It is essential that applicants hold a valid state appropriate driver's licence and working rights to work in Australia. Applicants must also hold or be eligible to hold a valid state appropriate Working With Children Check. Police Checks also form part of MacKillop's recruitment process.

MacKillop Family Services acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Elders in each of the communities where we work.

A Permanent Full-time opportunity is available within our Intensive Therapeutic Care Program where you can make a difference in the lives of disadvantaged or vulnerable young people  based in Luddenham.

About the role:

The Intensive Therapeutic Care (ITC) Caseworker is responsible for providing high quality and effective case work services for young people in Intensive Therapeutic Care.  The ITC Caseworker will plan for and achieve permanency and identified case plan outcomes for children, young people, their families, authorised carers, prospective guardians and adoptive parents.  This is achieved through an interactive and dynamic case management approach, with an emphasis on ongoing analysis, decision-making and record keeping, ensuring the child or young person’s needs are identified and being met. 

Working closely with the Therapeutic Specialists and the ITC team, the ITC Caseworker will provide high quality therapeutic care and effective casework to young people within the program to heal from trauma and achieve their full potential.

About you:

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • Bachelor’s Degree relevant to the position;
  • Demonstrated experience in casework practice preferably in Out-of-Home-Care;
  • Demonstrated experience in working with young people with complex care needs;
  • Demonstrated experience in working with Aboriginal young people & families in a culturally competent manner;
  • Understanding of Out-of-Home-Care policy, standards and quality frameworks;
  • Demonstrated capacity to develop collaborative relationships across professional and organisational boundaries;
  • Ability to plan, organise and prioritise work;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Experience using Microsoft Office;

You must:

  • A valid and current Driver’s Licence;
  • A satisfactory Criminal History Check;
  • A valid Working with Children Check;
  • A First Aid Certificate;

Benefits on offer

  • Generous Salary Packaging of up to $15,900
  • Ongoing training and career development opportunities
  • Employee Assistance Program to support your wellbeing

How to Apply:

Click 'Apply for this Job' where you will be redirected to the Caseworker vacancy within MacKillop's careers page. On this page please refer to the How to Apply section at the bottom, this will take you to our recruitment portal.

Please make sure you address the selection criteria as outlined in the PD as part of your application.

For more information, please contact Gus Morgan on gus.morgan@mackillop.org.au.

Applications close Fri Oct 30 2020

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