Family Connect Support Worker

Location: Regional NSW
Area: Blue Mountains & Central West
Worktype: Full Time
Salary: $66,300 - $77,900 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 looking for a full-time permanent for the Family Connect & Support Worker for the Family Connect and Support (FCS) Service based at the Barnardos Centre in Lithgow, Blue Mountains, NSW. Reporting to the Team Leader FCS, the Family Connect & Support Worker will be responsible for;
  • Delivering a high standard of service to vulnerable children, young people and their families
  • 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.
  • Providing service delivery to Aboriginal Children, Young People and their communities is one of the identified targeted population for this program.
About You
To be successful in the Family Connect & Support Worker role, you 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, DV, mental health issues, and the impact of trauma and the effect on child behaviour and development.
  • A current driver’s license
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, 300 to $77,900 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: 22/09/2021 11:03 AM

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