Senior Case Worker - Specialist Re-entry Services

Uniting WA
Perth
CBD, Inner & Western Suburbs
Community Services & Development
Other
$85,124 + Super + Salary Packaging
Full time
Posted 15d ago

About the role

Uniting WA provides a range of programs that support men exiting prison to successfully reintegrate into the community and adopt positive lifestyles. 

The Senior Case Worker SRS provides individualised psycho-social support and case management to men who are coming to the end of their prison sentences and continue to support them reintegrate into the community for up to 2 years. 

The successful applicant will work intensively with individuals who may have intellectual disabilities, or who are serving mandated sentences, both while they are still in custody, and once they are released.

Please note, there are 2 roles available: 

  • A  full-time maximum term contract until 14 March 2022 with the possibility of an extension.
  • A  full-time maximum term contract until 1 June 2022 with the possibility of an extension.

Please indicate your role preference in your cover letter. 

    About you

    To be successful you will need to demonstrate:

    • Uniting’s values (being bold and respectful, compassionate and imaginative) and be willing to work within a very close-knit positive and supportive team.
    • A positive and contemporary attitude towards reintegration
    • Knowledge and experience working with individuals with cognitive impairments and an ability to work with men who may have become institutionalised through long terms of imprisonment
    • Ability to work with those who have experienced significant trauma
    • Excellent communication, case management, administration, and interpersonal skills
    • A relevant qualification (e.g., Social Work, Psychology, Social Sciences, Community Services) or substantial progress towards a qualification and/or relevant experience are required.
    • A strong commitment to work with people from culturally diverse backgrounds

    A valid WA driver's licence, national police clearance (dated within the last 6 months or the ability to obtain one) as well as the ability to obtain a prison clearance are mandatory for this position.

    Working with Uniting

    At Uniting, we exist to inspire people, enliven communities and confront injustice.

    We act with impact. We work to address the causes of vulnerability and disadvantage, and we stand for a just society where individuals and communities are valued and connected

    As an organisation, we celebrate our diversity and welcome all people regardless of ethnicity, faith, age, ability, culture, language, gender identity, or sexual orientation.

    We're a not-for-profit community services organisation of the Uniting Church Western Australia and part of the UnitingCare Australia network.

    Our values

    We're bold and respectful, compassionate and imaginative. And we'll support you to belong and thrive.

    We value social and cultural diversity, and we're committed to a safe workplace.  We strongly encourage applications from First Peoples, people who have lived experience, people with a disability, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds and mature age workers.

    Uniting is committed to providing a nurturing environment where all children feel safe, valued and heard.

    How to apply

    Please apply through the SEEK website, providing a covering letter together with current resume.

    Enquiries can be directed to Jessica Gerace on: 08 9220 1244 

    A position description outlining further details will be available at https://unitingwa.org.au/join-the-team/

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