Our Family Referral Service (FRS) brings together families, support services, and community resources to prevent a difficult situation from escalating to a crisis requiring a statutory response from the child protection system.
As a Case Worker, you will connect with families, address immediate safety needs, and link them with the right supports. You will engage with families on a short term basis (usually 6-12 weeks).
We have full and part time opportunities, funded until August 2020, with possibility of extension! There is potential to base yourself in either Broadmeadow or other parts of the Hunter region.
Who are we?
We are a team of Case Workers, Social Workers, Early Childhood Professionals, Counsellors and Educators with a supportive Manager, comprehensive Practice Guide and support provided through supervision, practice coaching and peer debriefing. We are committed to high quality work and looking forward to welcoming you to our team.
Some of the benefits we offer
- We support you to work flexibly within operational requirements; from home, other hubs or flexible hours
- We set you up for success with a buddy, structured orientation & mobile tools
- Self-care is important; we offer a monthly accrued day off & the opportunity to purchase additional leave
- Salary packaging, meals and entertainment card and discount program available
What you need to succeed?
We believe, with the right support, every parent has potential to make lasting life changes. You will have experience working with children and families within the community services sector and:
- Be able to identify and address safety concerns
- Committed to a holistic strengths based approach to achieve lasting change
- Hold a degree qualification in Social Work, Psychology, Counselling or related discipline
- Hold a current driver’s license (pool cars are available for work use)
Interested? Apply online today!
Call Manda Rochester on 0448 033 306 to discuss the role in more detail. Closing date 18 August 2019.
Internally this role is called a Child & Family Practitioner.
We welcome diversity in all its forms; applications from underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged. We value relationships with our local Aboriginal community and welcome applications from its members.
We see ability not disability, if you identify as a person with a different ability please get in contact.
Successful candidates will be required to clear probity checks including National Criminal History Record Check and Working with Children Check or similar (where relevant to the role).