Graduate Pathways

Graduate Pathways is the start of your journey with The Benevolent Society.Our graduate program, Graduate Pathways, helps you transition from university to practice with professional skills to begin building your career. Graduate Pathways offers you a role in an environment which is exciting, varied and builds a strong, competent, and confident workforce to deliver high quality services to the clients of The Benevolent Society.The program includes:A high level of quality formal and informal support to orient you to your new role and profession as you integrate your university learning with your new role and deliver services to children and families.A monthly learning program consisting of group workshops and self-paced learning modules to grow your reflective practice and positively impact the quality of service you provide. The modules firstly support the development of your technical skills and then focus on specific knowledge areas such as domestic and family violence or child development.Short placements with other programs within The Benevolent Society such as disability, ageing and our support centre to provide you with experiences in other roles, with different client groups and expose you to future career options whilst you gain a greater understanding of the whole service system your clients exit in.In this intake we are seeking participants to join our Child, Youth and Family services based at our Hurstville, Liverpool or Macquarie Park hubs. Our child, youth and family programs engage and support at risk families to make different choices for their children. Practitioners assess for strengths and needs, develop case plans and build on the family’s resilience to enable children to live at home safely, free from abuse and neglect. Where this has not been the safest option for children, our practitioners working in out of home care (OOHC) services provide support to children, birth families and foster carers to help children achieve their highest potential.What you need to succeedSuccessful Graduate Pathways participants will have:Completed all degree requirements by 31 December 2021 and eligible for graduation with a Bachelors or Masters in Social Work, Psychology or relevant degree.A demonstrated ability to work independently or in a team to accelerate your own learning.Personal values which align with those of The Benevolent Society.A keen interest in working with children, families and carers.Holistic strengths-based approach to achieve lasting change. Capacity to engage with people from all walks of life including the local Aboriginal community.High level of professional accountability and integrity and a belief that every parent and child has potential.Comfortable having tough conversations in a sensitive and appropriate way if there is a risk to child welfare.High level written and verbal communication skillsAbility to work flexible hours and participate on an on call / duty roster when required (OOHC).A current drivers licence, WWCC and willingness to complete a NDIS worker screening.Applicants must have the right to live and work in Australia and be available to commence work in February 2022Some of the benefits we offerWe support you to work flexibly; from home, other hubs or flexible hours We set you up for success with a buddy, structured orientation & mobile toolsWe celebrate the best life moments; the small acts that make a difference within our teams and with our clientsSelf care is important; Monthly accrued day off & purchase additional leaveSalary packaging, meals and entertainment card and discount program availableNovated leases & pool cars availableInterested? Apply online today!Email Tara on for any questions. Closing date 22nd November 2021.Position Profile 25 AUD Hurstville 2220