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Caseworker- Permanency Support Program (Port Macquarie)

  • 495026
  • Youth and Families - Casework
  • Full time permanent

About the role

There are currently 2x a permanent full time (35 hours/ week) opportunities based in Port Macquarie

  • This role is responsible for the case management and prioritising outcomes for permanency and restoration when a child or young person enters Uniting’s care
  • In this role you will need to meet funding, performance and practice requirements, ethical and professional standards as well as community and stakeholder expectations within PSP
  • For more details refer to the attached  job description


About Uniting’s Permanency Support Program

  • The Permanency Support Program (PSP) aims to give every child/young person a loving home, whether that be with parents, family, extended family or through guardianship, adoption or quality long term care
  • We provide culturally supported placement options for children and young people 0-18 years of age
  • PSP also provides a ‘light touch’ Aftercare service for young people 18-25 years who have left foster care and for the next 4 years will collaborate with Uniting’s Extended Care Pilot program team to provide holistic support to young people using the Advantage Thinking approach.


About you

  • Degree in Social Work or a related Bachelor’s Degree and 12 months (minimum) relevant casework experience with children and young people in a child protection setting
  • Strong advocate for children, young people and families
  • Skilled decision maker for children’s best interests underpinned by a demonstrated commitment to hearing the voices of children and young people
  • Collaborative team player
  • Excellent communication and conflict resolution skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Committed to compliance - legal, government and policy
  • Good record keeping


Benefits and culture

Working to inspire people, enliven communities and confront injustice brings its own rewards, but there’s more

  • Welcoming you exactly as you are
  • Work you’ll be proud of
  • You’ll have access to a range of support and opportunities including -
    • Salary-packaging options
    • Wellbeing programs 
    • Learning and development opportunities 
    • Diverse and inclusive workplace
    • Flexible working arrangements
    • Regular supervision, support and team meetings

If you feel you have the passion and ability to make a real difference then please apply now! Or contact Alex Sullivan from Uniting’s Talent Acquisition Team on; 0466 801 937 /  for more information.


Employment with Uniting is subject to satisfactory background checks which include a National Police Check, WWC Check and Reference Checks.


Closing date: 11:55pm Tuesday 27th July, 2021

Closing date: Jul 27, 2021

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