Case Worker

Part time position based at our Early Years Hub at Browns Plains$93k - $100k (pro rata)  inclusive of Super + Salary PackagingJoin our multidisciplinary team and help us make lasting change to vulnerable families!Our Early Years Centres are community hubs offering child health services, Supported Playgroups, family support and early childhood education whilst focusing on early intervention and prevention to ultimately empower children and families. We are a supportive, multidisciplinary team with a broad range of early childhood teachers and educators, social workers, midwives, child health nurses and allied health qualified professionals committed to high quality work providing wrap around early intervention services.  Your new roleThe purpose of this position is to identify and support isolated and vulnerable women to access maternal health services. You will do this by working collaboratively with other team members, community and local organisations to ensure women and their families are linked with broader social and economic support during their pregnancy and after the birth of their child.The position will one of the Primary points of contact within The Benevolent Society for midwifery related matters as part of the Maternal and Child health hub located at our Browns Plains Early Years Centre, servicing young expectant parents. Our programs are child-centred and culturally sensitive.DutiesProvide timely and effective contact, advice, and referral services to the community and clients as our first point of contactSupport clients over the phone, virtually, and in-person and provide perinatal support to expectant parentsWork with a range of designated clients on a short-term or intermediate basis, to undertake comprehensive assessments to develop, implement, monitor, and review their client outcomes, identifying strengths and risks, and ensuring client engagementUndertake psychosocial assessments to identify effective information and supportEngage clients using age and situation-appropriate assessment and risk-minimisation processes, especially where there is risk of self-harm, family violence, or other child-protection concernsCommunicate openly to clients and all appropriate contacts, while coordinating with all internal or external service providers to ensure all services are delivered, including liaising with midwives and hospital staffDocument and create reports on client services and client changes, along with reports to funders, using appropriate technology in a clear, concise mannerOur BenefitsWe support people to live their best life. That includes you, our employee. A ‘best life’ is unique to everyone and can change as life changes. Here are a few things you might be interested in:   Salary Benefits - You can package up to $15,900 pa of you pre-tax salary to pay for everyday expenses before income tax is calculated, meaning you take home even more pay!Motor Vehicle Packaging Options – to suit your lifestyle.  Work/Life Balance - Flexible work arrangements including part time hours, hybrid home/office work arrangements, 1 accrued day off a month for full time employees.  Recognition and Reward – Sector competitive remuneration, various recognition programs and access to long service leave after 5 years   Wellness - Fitness passport + Employee Assistance Program + opportunity to purchase additional leave.    Professional development – We tailor career development opportunities to all employees and volunteers for career enrichment, fulfilment, and growth Our Reconciliation Commitment – a First Nations employees are entitled up to 10 days of unpaid leave for ceremonial purposes, as well as the option to be a voice on our RAP working group, and have the opportunity for cultural and professional development that supports career pathways. Skills and Experience As  a Qualified Social worker you will have experience in:Experience working with young people or young parents.A clear understanding of child protection issues and client vulnerabilities such as drug and alcohol use, self harm, domestic violence, mental health issues, and the impact of traumaAbility to quickly and effectively evaluate client needs and identify potential referrals in line with those needs and ability to work in high-pressure situationsExcellent verbal and written communication skills, relationship building skills, negotiation, liaison, and advocacy skillsCapacity to engage with people from all walks of life including the local Aboriginal community and people from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgroundsIf you identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples, then we want to hear from you. The Benevolent Society recognises and values cultural knowledge and wisdom of the First Nations people, we therefore strongly encourage you to apply. We are strongly committed to being an Employer of Choice, one who offers, provides, and practices cultural safety in our workplace. Interested? Apply online today!  Call Rebecca on 0401 673 897 for more details about the role.  Click here for Position Description 90000 AUD Australia - QLD Brisbane Southern Suburbs & Logan Browns Plains 4118

Case Worker

  • Part time position based at our Early Years Hub at Browns Plains
  • $93k - $100k (pro rata)  inclusive of Super + Salary Packaging
  • Join our multidisciplinary team and help us make lasting change to vulnerable families!

Our Early Years Centres are community hubs offering child health services, Supported Playgroups, family support and early childhood education whilst focusing on early intervention and prevention to ultimately empower children and families. We are a supportive, multidisciplinary team with a broad range of early childhood teachers and educators, social workers, midwives, child health nurses and allied health qualified professionals committed to high quality work providing wrap around early intervention services.  

Your new role

The purpose of this position is to identify and support isolated and vulnerable women to access maternal health services. You will do this by working collaboratively with other team members, community and local organisations to ensure women and their families are linked with broader social and economic support during their pregnancy and after the birth of their child.

The position will one of the Primary points of contact within The Benevolent Society for midwifery related matters as part of the Maternal and Child health hub located at our Browns Plains Early Years Centre, servicing young expectant parents. Our programs are child-centred and culturally sensitive.

Duties

  • Provide timely and effective contact, advice, and referral services to the community and clients as our first point of contact
  • Support clients over the phone, virtually, and in-person and provide perinatal support to expectant parents
  • Work with a range of designated clients on a short-term or intermediate basis, to undertake comprehensive assessments to develop, implement, monitor, and review their client outcomes, identifying strengths and risks, and ensuring client engagement
  • Undertake psychosocial assessments to identify effective information and support
  • Engage clients using age and situation-appropriate assessment and risk-minimisation processes, especially where there is risk of self-harm, family violence, or other child-protection concerns
  • Communicate openly to clients and all appropriate contacts, while coordinating with all internal or external service providers to ensure all services are delivered, including liaising with midwives and hospital staff
  • Document and create reports on client services and client changes, along with reports to funders, using appropriate technology in a clear, concise manner

Our Benefits

We support people to live their best life. That includes you, our employee. A ‘best life’ is unique to everyone and can change as life changes. Here are a few things you might be interested in:   

  • Salary Benefits - You can package up to $15,900 pa of you pre-tax salary to pay for everyday expenses before income tax is calculated, meaning you take home even more pay!
  • Motor Vehicle Packaging Options – to suit your lifestyle.  
  • Work/Life Balance - Flexible work arrangements including part time hours, hybrid home/office work arrangements, 1 accrued day off a month for full time employees.  
  • Recognition and Reward – Sector competitive remuneration, various recognition programs and access to long service leave after 5 years   
  • Wellness - Fitness passport + Employee Assistance Program + opportunity to purchase additional leave.   
  • Professional development – We tailor career development opportunities to all employees and volunteers for career enrichment, fulfilment, and growth
  • Our Reconciliation Commitment – a First Nations employees are entitled up to 10 days of unpaid leave for ceremonial purposes, as well as the option to be a voice on our RAP working group, and have the opportunity for cultural and professional development that supports career pathways. 

Skills and Experience

 As  a Qualified Social worker you will have experience in:

  • Experience working with young people or young parents.
  • A clear understanding of child protection issues and client vulnerabilities such as drug and alcohol use, self harm, domestic violence, mental health issues, and the impact of trauma
  • Ability to quickly and effectively evaluate client needs and identify potential referrals in line with those needs and ability to work in high-pressure situations
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, relationship building skills, negotiation, liaison, and advocacy skills
  • Capacity to engage with people from all walks of life including the local Aboriginal community and people from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds

If you identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples, then we want to hear from you. The Benevolent Society recognises and values cultural knowledge and wisdom of the First Nations people, we therefore strongly encourage you to apply. We are strongly committed to being an Employer of Choice, one who offers, provides, and practices cultural safety in our workplace. 

Interested? Apply online today!  

Call Rebecca on 0401 673 897 for more details about the role. 

 

The Benevolent Society respects and promotes human rights and diversity and is committed to building an inclusive culture. 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 to let us know how we can accommodate your needs. We pride ourselves on being a client and child safe organisation and as such all our staff and volunteers go through security screening relevant to the role.