Family Connect & Support Worker

Location: Sydney
Area: Parramatta & Western Suburbs
Worktype: Full Time
Salary: $72,912 - $84,327 per annum

The Organisation
An exciting opportunity has become available to work for Barnardos, one of Australia’s leading children’s charities. Barnardos Australia builds relationships between children, young people, their families and the community. They advocate for children and young people and contribute to community knowledge about their issue.

The Role
Permanent full time Family Connect & Support (FCS) Workers are required for Family Connect & Support Service based at the Barnardos Cranebrook Centre in Penrith, Western Sydney.  Please note locations can also be flexible (make contact for further information). 
Reporting to the Team Leader, the FCS Workers are responsible for  delivering a high standard of service to vulnerable children, young people and their families by providing comprehensive assessment, engagement, short term case planning and case coordination as required with the overarching goal of identifying and referring families to relevant supports within a time frame of 16 weeks.

The Candidate
The successful FCS Workers will ideally have:
  • Tertiary qualification in Social Work, Psychology or Social Welfare related discipline
  • Demonstrated experience of working with children and young people and their family in a child protection context, including experience in undertaking comprehensive assessment
  • Demonstrated experience and skills in information provision, intake, assessment and referral of working with families in need of support services
  • Excellent understanding of child protection issues and client vulnerabilities such as drug and alcohol use, domestic violence, mental health issues, and the impact of trauma and the effect on child behaviour and development.
  • Work effectively with groups and individuals
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Barnardos welcomes applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates.

Additional info
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).
You will also need to have a current NSW driver license, demonstrated computer competence and experience of using electronic case management tools. You must also have access to your own vehicle.
$72, 912 -$84, 327 base (including FBT packaging) + Super.  Motor vehicle packaging optional.

Expressions of interest
To request an application pack, please hit APPLY NOW or for a confidential discussion please contact Zoe Banbury on 02 9218 2346 or Tina Garner on 02 9218 2418

Contact: 02 9218 2346
Date Posted: 13/11/2020 05:25 PM

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