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Aboriginal Youth Caseworker - Casework Support Program (Aboriginal Identified)

  • 498852
  • Aboriginal Identified/Targeted Positions
  • Youth and Families - Casework
  • Youth and Families - Community Development and Engagement
  • Full time permanent

About the opportunity

The Joint Support Caseworker is responsible for supporting young people under the supervision of Juvenile Justice in the community who have been assessed as having a medium to high level of offending related risk and need. 

This position is offered on a Permanent Full-time basis and is located in the Taree / Old Bar office 

This is an identified position for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. All applicants must be of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander heritage. Aboriginality is a genuine qualification authorised under Section 14(d) of the Anti-Discrimination ACT 1977

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Provide individual case management, in coordinated service delivery with Juvenile Justice, or young people under the supervision of Juvenile Justice in the community and support for those transitioning into the community from custody.
  • Identify, articulate and address the assessed need of the young people and their families.
  • Provide coordinated case management that will focus on criminogenic needs determined by a criminogenic risk/ needs assessment conducted by Juvenile Justice.
  • Identify appropriate services and advocate for the young person and their families to ensure targeted outcomes identified in the young person’s Juvenile Justice case plan are achieved.
  • Provide the minimum number of hours of direct face to face casework support each week to the young people and meet expectations from Juvenile Justice regarding direct client hours.

About You

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications in social sciences or evidence of enrolment in relevant tertiary qualifications and/ or recognised prior learning.
  • Previous experience working in the community sector.
  • Ability to implement client needs driven case work interventions to effectively engage with young people and their families.
  • Experience working independently and as an effective member of a team, including effective time management and ability to work flexible hours.
  • Experience in conflict resolution, negotiation and mediation skills.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of cultural considerations for young people and families from Aboriginal and CALD communities in service access and delivery.

As an organisation, Uniting celebrates our diversity and welcome all people regardless of ethnicity, faith, sexual orientation and gender identity.

We are bold, imaginative, respectful and compassionate.

Further to this we offer:

  • Competitive salary packaging options
  • Vibrant team culture working alongside like-minded individuals
  • Chance to assist in delivering significant organisational change
  • Work within an organisation that has a positive impact on our clients

What’s next?

If the idea of working for a progressive not-for-profit organization excites you, then click APPLY now to get your application started!

Employment with Uniting is subject to satisfactory background checks which include a National Police Check and Reference Check and confirmation of covid vaccinations.

Applications close: 15 August 2022

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