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Family Connect & Support Family Worker

  • 497668
  • Youth and Families - Casework
  • Full time closed period contract

About the opportunity

We currently have the following Family Worker opportunity based at our new building in Oran Park; 

- Full time (35 hours/ week) fixed-term contract until 29 December 2023

The Family Connect and Support (FCS) program is a whole-of-family service for children, young people and their families experiencing or at risk of experiencing vulnerability. The FCS program will aim to assist families who could benefit from support to address and prevent the escalation of current issues. The FSC will primarily work with those families with identified vulnerabilities and concerns that fall below the threshold of statutory child protection intervention.

This role is responsible for managing a caseload of families with children and young people who have been assessed as having medium to high complexities and require a coordinated approach to accessing and engaging services and supports within the local area that address and prevent the escalation of current issues and concerns. Family Connectors will provide a tiered approach to support which will include; short term case work, case planning, service coordination and active holding.

About You

  • Minimum Diploma in Social Work, Community Services, Youth Work or similar with relevant experience or lesser formal qualifications with 3 years of relevant experience.
  • Can work under general direction and organisation constraints set by Uniting
  • Understands child protection issues and responds in line with legislative requirements
  • Demonstrated experience working within a range of practice frameworks and theoretical models of intervention
  • Proficient in the development of case plans that acknowledge and utilise the strengths of the client, their family and the community
  • Ability to work within clear objectives in the coordination of short-term case work
  • Current NSW Working with Children Check
  • Current NSW drivers licence

Even better

  • Knowledge of service systems and networks in SWS region.
  • Demonstrated experience engaging and working with young and their families who are impacted by mental health issues.

Benefits & culture 

Uniting is proud to be an EEO employer. People with a disability, or who identify as LGBTQI or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander are encouraged to apply.

We work together to ensure that every individual can be the best they can be. We value you and will support you in your career by:

  • Ongoing training and mentoring to improve and learn new skill
  • Family friendly workplace and flexible working hours
  • Salary Packaging

Don’t miss out on this new and exciting opportunity. Apply today!
Or contact Soraya Kauhiva from Uniting's Talent Acquisition team on; skauhiva@uniting.org or 0466 867 721 for more information. 

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

At Uniting we believe vaccination to be the best way to keep our employees and clients safe from COVID-19.  We require all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment.

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