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Therapeutic Caseworker - Youth hope

  • 495414
  • Youth and Families - Casework
  • Full time permanent
  • Based in Liverpool
  • Monday – Friday (9am-5pm)


About the Youth Hope Program

Youth Hope aims to support children and young people 9-15 years who are assessed as at risk of significant harm (ROSH) or are vulnerable to being at risk of significant harm. Youth Hope works with children, young people, parents and families to create an environment where this group of children and young people can stay safely with their families. Youth Hope provides home visits, parenting support, and referrals to other health and community service providers. 

About the role

Working within a multi-disciplinary team and supported by a comprehensive training program in trauma informed practice you will assess families’ needs holistically assisting them to form goals that will address their therapeutic needs.

This is a full time, permanent role, 35 hours per week. 

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Providing therapeutic casework services based on the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics and the Proactive Case Management model
  • Identifying the therapeutic needs of families, children and young people and structure the support intervention accordingly in collaboration with the Clinical Team and Youth Hope Coordinator
  • Advocating on behalf of service users and linking them to ongoing support.
  • Availability to provide services to families, children and young people at various times and at locations that are most suitable to their needs
  • For more information about the role please click the link for the Position Description.


  • Degree level Qualification in Social Work, Psychology or Social Science or equivalent and relevant to field of work

Skills & experience

  • Ideally a minimum of 3 years casework experience with children, young people and families.
  • Demonstrated ability to engage families with high and complex needs and work in partnership with them to achieve their goals, using a variety of intervention strategies from a range of theoretical models.
  • Demonstrated understanding of child protection issues and an ability to conduct risk and family assessments within a competency-based approach.
  • Demonstrated experience in engaging and working with culturally and linguistically diverse children, young people and families in a way that is culturally responsive and appropriate
  • Strong administrative skills particularly around case note and reporting
  • Sound time management skills with the ability to multi task and prioritise
  • Current driver’s license and willingness to transport families, children and young people.
  • Interpersonal skills and characteristics will include warmth, flexibility, ability to think and act appropriately in crises, excellent communication skills and empathy


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


For more information, please contact Soraya Kauhiva from the Uniting Talent team on 0466 867 721.

Applications close on Monday, 27 September 2021 @ 11:55pm.

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

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