Family Support Worker

Location: Regional NSW
Area: Wollongong, Illawarra and South Coast
Worktype: Part Time
Salary: $65,000 - $80,000 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 part time permanent (21hours/week) Family Support Worker for the Family Services team based at the Barnardos Centre in Warrawong, NSW. Reporting to the Manager – Family Support Services, the Family Support Worker will be responsible for;
  • Providing direct family support and casework services to families in their homes on a flexible basis.
  • Undertake assessment, case planning and review of families accepted to the service using the Barnardos e-SCARF and MyStory case planning/management systems
  • Provide support to program areas to ensure that activities within this program areas are delivered in a professional manner. This may include but is not exclusive too; SUPPS playgroups and Parenting Groups
  • Provide respectful advocacy and targeted, timely referrals, as required and appropriate
  • Utilize service delivery strategies which are informed by a strong evidence base and underpinned by family support principals of strengths based and trauma informed practice
About You
To be successful in the Family Support Worker role, you will ideally have;
  • A tertiary qualification in Social Work, Community Welfare, Psychology or related discipline
  • Demonstrated ability to engage with, assess and work with families where there are complex issues.
  • Understanding of Child protection, Family Violence and Trauma and the impact this has on young children.
  • Demonstrated ability to engage with vulnerable and disadvantaged young children and their families.
  • Demonstrated ability to identify and assess risk to ensure the safety of families and their children.
  • Good Written and Verbal Communication Skills
  • Proficient Computer Skills particularly with proficiency in Microsoft Word and Outlook Calendar.
  • Current driver’s licence
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 $72,542 (pro rata) 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: 08/10/2021 04:30 PM

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