Child and Family worker

Location: Regional NSW
Area: Dubbo & Central NSW
Worktype: Part Time
Salary: $26,123 - $27,218 per annum

About the Organisation
Barnardos Australia is one of Australia’s leading children’s social care agencies, focused on building relationships between children, young people, their families and the community. Over the next 5 years, Barnardos commits to supporting more vulnerable children to thrive through effective evidence-informed and research-based programs. Barnardos’s commitment to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people is to keep them safe and connected to their families, communities and culture.

About the Role
Barnardos are recruiting for a part time 15hr a week 6 month contract Child and Family worker role for the Aboriginal Families as Teachers Program based at the Barnardos Centre in Nyngan, NSW. Reporting to the Team Leader, the Child and Family worker will be responsible for;
  • Building upon parenting capacity
  • Deliver structured home visits to Aboriginal Families using the Abecedarian 3a program
  • Promote the establishment of positive environments for child development and play within the home
  • Delivers 2 play sessions per week during school term
  • Assist parents/carers to understand their child’s development and build confidence in their parenting skills
  • Provide information about and supported referrals to local services – assist families to build connections with appropriate services, community forms of support and informal social networks with other families.
About You
This position is Aboriginal identified. To perform this role, it is essential that the person who holds the role be an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person. It is a genuine occupational requirement under section 25 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 that applicants are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders.

To be successful in the Child and Family Worker role, you will ideally have;
  • Certificate III in Children’s Services or other related discipline
  • Demonstrated experience working with Indigenous families.
  • Current First Aid Certificate or willingness to obtain one.
  • Current Working with Children Check clearance or willingness and ability to obtain one
  • Current National Police Check or willingness and ability to obtain one.
  • Current Drivers Licence.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff are supported by the Aboriginal Cultural Unit (ACU) and Barnardos Indigenous Group (BIG) to meet their cultural needs within the organisation. For more information on how Barnardos support Aboriginal staff wanting to work for Barnardos please get in touch.
Benefits of Working for Barnardos
At Barnardos, we provide opportunities for development through individual and group mentoring, secondments, acting up and project work. Our benefits include flexible working arrangements, cultural leave, a day off during NAIDOC week, additional annual leave during Christmas/New Year break, volunteer opportunities at community events and many more.

Salary: Base $26,123 - $27,218 plus leave loading plus superannuation.  Packaging available to receive $15,860 of your salary tax free. Motor vehicle packaging available on selected roles.

To be considered for roles with Barnardos you will need to have (or be willing to have conducted) a National Police Clearance and current Working with Children check Clearance (or APP number) and for the ACT a Drivers History Check, Working with Vulnerable People Card and CYPS Check.
Expressions of interest
To register your interest hit APPLY NOW and submit your Resume.  Please note adverts will expire once we receive enough suitable applications. For a confidential discussion please call Zoe Banbury on 02 9218 2346

Contact: 02 9218 2346
Date Posted: 05/10/2021 04:58 PM

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