About the opportunity
Youth Hope aims to support children and young people 9-15 years who are assessed at risk of significant harm (ROSH) or are vulnerable to being at risk of significant harm. Ultimately, Youth Hope aims to help this group of children and young people to stay safely at home. This role is responsible for contributing to the development of the strategy of the Directorate, in addition to organising the planning, budgeting and reporting of activities within the Youth Hope Western Dubbo team, coordinating key processes within the team and preparing regular management reports.
This is a full time permanent role working Monday to Friday 35 hours a week in our Dubbo office.
This is an Aboriginal Identified role. Having an understanding of your local community and key Aboriginal stakeholders in your community is essential
- Coordinate the Youth Hope service based on the Wraparound Model of integrated case management to meet the needs of families, children and young people who are at risk of removal due to child protection concerns.
- Provide out of hours on-call support to staff by both phone and in person as required.
- Provide clinical supervision to direct reports on monthly basis or more frequently as required.
- Manage all referrals coming into the Youth Hope program and allocate accordingly to caseworkers.
- Work with the Manager to develop, implement and monitor quality assurance systems to maintain the integrity of the Wraparound approach and the effectiveness of the program.
- Lead and work with the team to develop and implement effective participation strategies with service users to ensure their involvement in service planning, delivery and policy matters that affect their lives.
- Participate in staff recruitment and induction in consultation with the manager and in line with Uniting employment practices.
- Develop and maintain data collection systems to meet the program’s and agency requirements.
- Prepare relevant program work plans and reports against achievements as required by funding bodies and the agency.
- Degree in Social Work or relevant social sciences field and at least 5 years’ experience working in a related community sector direct service delivery field or other relevant tertiary qualifications and demonstrated extensive experience in a relevant welfare field.
- Experience in staff supervision and support.
- Must be of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander heritage under section 14(d) of the NSW Anti- Discrimination ACT 1977, with knowledge and experience of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture ( proof of Aboriginality required)
- Demonstrated understanding of the issues impacting on families with young children.
- Demonstrated experience and skills in working effectively, supporting diversity, and in partnership with the local communities covered by this position in planning and implementing family-needs driven programs and services.
- Current NSW WWCC and NSW drivers licence
- Computer literacy including working knowledge of Excel and Word.
If you have any questions or require further details then please contact Zoe Banbury on email@example.com
Uniting considers that being an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, is a genuine occupational qualification under s 14 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW).
Employment with Uniting is subject to satisfactory background checks which include a National Police Check and Reference Check.