About the Role:
This role is responsible the delivery of a range of evidence based, trauma informed, culturally competent and responsive services to prevent unnecessary entry of children and young people into Out of Home Care (OOHC) in South West Sydney (SWS).
This role includes carrying a case load of five families with an intensity level of up to three home visits a week per family including some weekends and unannounced visits, when helpful, and being part of a 24/7 on call support roster. This position is based in Campbelltown working 35 hours a week on a contract until 30th June 2021, you will work across the local government areas of Banktown, Fairfield, Licerpool Campbelltown, Camden, Wingecarribee and Wollondilly.
This is a full time contract working 35 hours a week Monday to Friday until June 30th 2021.
As the Caseworker your role specifically will:
- Provide intensive casework and case management services to families within the child protection system who have been assessed as eligible for family preservation with a Safety and Risk Assessment (SARA) outcome of Safe or Safe with Plan and who are at risk of entry into the OOHC or to support the return of children home following a placement in OOHC.
- Provide planning support and structure for the safety of children and young people and immediately take appropriate action in line with agency policies and relevant professional responsibilities where the safety of the child or young person is at risk.
- Assess families’ strength and needs using the NCFAS G+R and other approved assessment tools.
- Assist families to formulate and achieve goals that are child focused and address the safety and well-being of children.
- Deliver services in a culturally inclusive and respectful manner to Aboriginal families and to families who come from a variety of cultural and linguistic backgrounds including working with other bi lingual workers and Interpreter services.
- Administer any outcome measurement tools required by the program and enter data into relevant data bases in a timely and accurate manner.
- Be available to participate in an on-call roster.
- Degree qualifications in Social Work, Psychology or a related Bachelor’s degree with relevant casework and or clinical experience with at risk children and their families, or equivalent and relevant to the field of work.
- The ability to assess and work with families to strengthen attachment and bonding between a parent and child.
- Demonstrated ability to engage families in crisis and work in partnership with them to achieve their goals, using a variety of evidence based intervention strategies.
- Experience working with fathers and families experiencing domestic violence.
- Demonstrated understanding of child protection issues and an ability to conduct risk and family assessments using strengths based approach.
- Current driver’s license and willingness to transport families in company vehicles.
- Comply with NSW Working with Children Check and National Police History Check requirements.
For further information about the role please contact Zoe on 0428 734 381 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
No applications via email please.
Applications close 7th August.
Employment with Uniting is subject to satisfactory background checks which include a National Police Check and Reference Checks