Family Preservation Case Worker

Location: Regional NSW
Area: Gosford & Central Coast
Worktype: Contract
Salary: $40 - $50 per hour

Our Client is currently looking for a creative, experienced, organised self-starter to join the team and provide exceptional assessment, crisis management, and casework to families at high risk of having their children removed into care for protective concerns or who are having their children restored to their care.

This role, located in Wyong on the beautiful Central Coast of NSW, will involve working within the Permanency Support Program (Family Preservation) to support vulnerable families who are at risk of further escalation in the child protection system. Supporting families before a crisis improves family resilience and reduces harm to children.

The role will initially begin as 6 monthly contract with extensions until mid-2024

Duties will include;
  • Intensive casework and case management to families with children within the child protection system who have been assessed at risk of entry into OOHC
  • Practice aligned with the Homebuilders model, policy and procedures, domestic violence framework, family findings and other evidence-based practice models
  • Assessing families’ strengths and needs using the NCFAS G+R and other approved assessment tools.
  • Assisting families to formulate and achieve goals that are child focused and address the safety and well-being of children.
  • Facilitating the development and implementation of case plans with families
  • Working collaboratively with DCJ to monitor and review safety, reduce risk and increase child wellbeing
  • Participating in an on-call roster
The requirements for this role include;
  • Tertiary level qualifications in Social Work, Psychology, social welfare or a related discipline. Diploma-level qualifications will be considered with relevant experience.
  • Exceptional knowledge and experience in facilitating the Homebuilders Model
  • Demonstrated case management experience with at-risk children and their families.
  • Demonstrated understanding of child protection issues and an ability to conduct risk and family assessments using a strengths-based approach.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with families in crisis and work in partnership with them to achieve their goals, using a variety of evidence-based intervention strategies.
  • Demonstrated experience in supporting Aboriginal families using culturally safe and sensitive interventions.
  • Commitment to ongoing training and development to ensure a broad range of evidence-based models as determined necessary by the program.
  • Ability to participate on an on-call roster
  • Current NSW Working With Children’s check.
  • Current driving license.
  • The ability to start immediately
Additional Information 
  • A number of probity checks are required including holding a current working with children check and undertaking a National police check, including confirmation of Covid vaccinations.
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To apply hit APPLY NOW as we will be shortlisting for this position NOW. For a confidential discussion OR to find out more about the role please call Emelene Longfield on 04821 828 07

Contact: 02 9218 2403
Date Posted: 26/07/2022 07:12 PM

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