Family Connect and Support Case Worker

Location: Regional NSW
Area: Blue Mountains & Central West
Worktype: Full Time
Salary: $66,393 - $77,981 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.

About the Role
Barnardos are looking for a full-time permanent Family Connect and Support Case Worker  for the Family Connect and Support Service (FCS) based at the Barnardos Centre in Lithgow, NSW.  

Reporting to the Manager– the Family Connect and Support Case Worker, will be responsible for;
  • Undertake assessment of the families’ needs and risks utilising the provided assessment framework.
  • Provide information, referral and advocacy to support clients to access appropriate services.
  • Case co-ordination of clients who may be receiving some interim casework from the FCS but are also being supported to access other suitable services.
  • Follow up of clients who are accepted by another service to confirm engagement with the service resources and services in their local areas.
  • Monitor child protection issues, consult with their supervisor and act in accordance with the NSW Child and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Act 1998 and Barnardos ‘Child Safety & Wellbeing’ Policy
  • Be flexible in their working hours and meet the families at a time that is most beneficial to them, e.g. before and after school hours, if required
About You
To be successful in the Family Connect and Support Case Worker role, you will ideally have;
  • A tertiary qualification in Social Work, Community Welfare, Psychology or 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
  • A current unrestricted driver’s license
  • Capacity to participate in an on-call roster, providing a 24/7 response to children, young people and families
Applicants from an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander background are strongly encouraged to apply. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff are further 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 $66,393 to $77,981 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

Date Posted: 10/01/2022 03:45 PM

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