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Expressions of Interest - Permanency Support Program/Family Preservation Caseworker

  • 500407
  • Youth and Families - Casework
  • Casual

About the Role

Our Permanency Support Program- Family Preservation works to support vulnerable families who are at risk of further escalation in the child protection system. Supporting families before a crisis improves family resilience and reduces harm to children.

We’re looking for a creative, experienced, organised self starter to join the team, someone as exceptional as the people we support to join us to provide assessment, crisis management, and casework as per the Homebuilders Model to families at high risk of having their children removed into care for protective concerns or who are having their children restored to their care.

What you will be engaged in:

  • Intensive casework and case management to families with children within the child protection system who have been assessed at risk of entry into OOHC
  • Practice aligned with the Homebuilders model, policy and procedures, domestic violence framework, family finding and other evidence based practice models
  • Assessing families’ strength and needs using the NCFAS G+R and other approved assessment tools.
  • Assisting families to formulate and achieve goals that are child focused and address the safety and well-being of children.
  • Facilitating the development and implementation of case plans with families
  • Working collaboratively with DCJ to monitor and review safety, reduce risk and increase child wellbeing
  • Participating in an on-call roster

About You

  • Degree level qualifications in Social Work, Psychology, social welfare or a related discipline.  Tertiary level (minimum Diploma) qualifications will be considered with relevant experience.
  • Demonstrated case management experience with at risk children and their families.
  • Demonstrated understanding of child protection issues and an ability to conduct risk and family assessments using a strengths based approach.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with families in crisis and work in partnership with them to achieve their goals, using a variety of evidence based intervention strategies.
  • Demonstrated experience in supporting Aboriginal families using culturally safe and sensitive interventions.
  • Commitment to ongoing training and development to ensure a broad range of evidence-based models as determined necessary by the program.
  • Ability to participate on a on call roster
  • Current NSW Working With Children’s check.
  • Current driving license.

 About the benefits

Uniting is proud to be an EEO employer. We support an inclusive approach in the workplace and celebrate our diversity, welcoming staff regardless of ethnicity, faith, sexual orientation, gender identity and lifestyle choices. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply. 

As well as the opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of others we are also offering:

  • An attractive annual salary plus super with optional salary packaging available
  • Base hourly rate commencing at $45.59 per hour plus super and access to salary packaging options
  • 35 hour working week
  • 4 weeks annual leave and 1 week ex gratia leave 
  • Ongoing training & development 

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

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