We enable children in Out Of Home Care (OOHC) to achieve to their highest potential. We support their carers and their birth parents to create a safe and secure environment so these children have a safe place to land.
Current NSW reforms regarding permanency in OOHC are changing the way we work. It is an exciting time for employees in the OOHC space with the ability to learn new skills and add to our knowledge every day. Our new OOHC contract reinforces our great work with birth families, carers and the child/young person while providing the opportunity to review our practices and adapt where required.
Terms: Full time position, flexible office locations
Your new role
Passionate about permanency outcomes for children/young people within their family unit? Able to work with risk and support parents/ kinship carers to meet the needs of their children and young people who have experienced complex trauma? Understand the importance of comprehensive, strength based evidenced assessments for Court ouctomes?
Working holistically, your role will encompass three key areas: supporting and assessing the viability of parents to have their children restored to their care using the DCJ model of SDM; whilst in parallel completing kinship assessments in the attempt to maintain children and young people to remain within the family unit and holistically supporting the family following restoration.
Working in synchronisation with case management teams you will ensure family placement options are explored, parents are supported to meet their children’s needs and child/young person retain their, identity and culture through family connection.
You can work in a fast pace environment and adapt easily to change while always keeping the safety, best interests and well-being of children and young people at the centre of your work.
As an experienced Social Worker, Psychologist, Case Worker or Case Manager, you will:
- Have a minimum 2 years’ experience working with children and families addressing child protection concerns or in OOHC identifying and managing risk through trauma informed practice
- Have a degree in Social Work, Psychology or relatable subject
- Be comfortable working with and supporting individuals and families where there has been an identified risk
- Using strong analytic skills to evidence and communicate both verbally and in writing
- Be confident to have difficult conversations in a sensitive and appropriate way
- Have the capacity to engage with people from all walks of life and adapt to changing circumstances
- Ability to work flexibly in varying Sydney locations including occasional weekend and evening work
- Hold a current driver’s licence
As an employee of The Benevolent Society, you can enjoy access to:
- Salary packaging, meal & entertainment cards
- Flexible work arrangements
- Novated leases & pool cars
- Accrued days off & additional purchased leave
- Long service leave after 5 years & more!
Together we can create a just society for all Australians. Are you ready to help us shape the next chapter? Apply now online!
Call Scarlett Keally on 0418 624 322 to discuss the role in more detail.
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).