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Family Caseworker

  • 498640
  • Youth and Families - Casework
  • Full time permanent

About the Role

This role is a full time permanent position (35 hours per week).

This role is responsible for providing culturally responsive short term case work to vulnerable families with children aged 0 to 11 years living on the Central Coast. The program sits within the Early Intervention team currently based at Wyong.

 

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Provide intake and assessment of families into the program.
  • Provide information, advice and referral to other services or within Uniting.
  • Provide support for families to set and achieve their goals through home visiting, advocacy, life skills, child development, parenting, routines, budgeting.
  • Deliver evidence based parenting programs.
  • Assist families to connect socially in the local community.
  • Provide culturally responsive and strengths based support to families in all aspects of service provision.

 

About you

  • Relevant tertiary level qualifications including social sciences, welfare or early childhood or other area of study relevant to the role.
  • Minimum of 2 years experience working with children and families using a strengths-based approach.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the principals of early intervention.
  • Demonstrated understanding of children’s developmental stages and practical parenting strategies.
  • Experience of working with diversity including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and culturally and linguistically diverse families.
  • Proven communication skills and the ability to identify needs, strengths and potential risks.
  • Current drivers licence and willingness to use own or private vehicle (with comprehensive insurance) for work related travel if required, and willingness to transport families and children.
  • Understanding of Equal Employment Opportunity, WH&S and a willingness to embrace diversity.

 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families are over represented in the child protection system and are considered to be a key target of Early Intervention services.  Appropriate cultural knowledge and understanding is important to deliver effectively in this role.  This is a targeted position and applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged.  

If you have any questions or require further details then please contact Soraya Kauhiva on 0466 867 721 or skauhiva@uniting.org


Employment with Uniting is subject to satisfactory background checks which include a National Police Check, Working with Children Check and relevant employment references and confirmation of Covid Vaccinations.

Applications Close:  Friday, 20 May 2022

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