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PSP Family Preservation Caseworker (Broken Hill)

  • 494643
  • Aboriginal Identified/Targeted Positions
  • Youth and Families - Casework
  • Full time closed period contract

About the Role

This is a full time fixed term contract ending on 30th June 2023.

This role is responsible for providing culturally responsive child and family assessments, intensive home visiting, crisis management and longer-term casework to prevent unnecessary entry of children and young people into Out of Home Care (OOHC). This role carries a case load of up to 4 families and works alongside each family for up to 2 years. 

This is a full time fixed term contract ending on 30th June 2023. Where you will be part of the Western NSW Family Preservation team based in the Broken Hill office.  This role includes occasional weekend work and unannounced visits and participates in a 24/7 on call telephone support roster approximately 1 week every 3 months.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide intensive casework and case management services to families within the child protection system where children are at risk of entry into out of home care (OOHC).
  • Provide in-depth assessment, support and structure for the safety of children and young people and immediately take appropriate action in line with agencies policies and relevant professional responsibilities where children are assessed to be at risk of significant harm.
  • Facilitate the development and implementation of culturally sensitive case plans with families and assist families to set goals and build capacity in their functioning.
  • Practice in accordance with the Domestic Violence Practice Framework, Home Builders Model, Family Finding and other evidence based practice models determined by the program.
  • Practice effectively and sensitively in the cultural context of the families and identify additional cultural supports where appropriate.
  • Work collaboratively with Department of Communities and Justice to support families to remain together safely.


About You

  • Tertiary level qualifications in Social Work, Psychology, social welfare or a related discipline.
  • Minimum 2 years 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 work independently and can hit the ground running
  • Current NSW Working With Children’s check.
  • Current driving license as must be willing to travel within a 200km radius for outreach work

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families are over represented in this program and the child protection system as a whole.  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 Alex Sullivan on 0466801937 or asullivan@uniting.org 

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

Closing date: 11:55pm Wednesday 16th June, 2021

Please keep in mind that interviews will taking place in Broken Hill during the week commencing 21st June

Closing date: Jun 16, 2021

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