Caseworker (Aboriginal - focused)

Location: Sydney
Area: Parramatta & Western Suburbs
Worktype: Full Time
Salary: $80,000 - $113,000 per annum

Passionate about improving outcomes for Aboriginal children and families?

abrs are partnering with a well-respected Aboriginal led organization in Sydney looking to add to their experienced team of successful caseworkers!

Our client has an exciting full-time opportunity for a motivated individual at their new site in Sydney. As a Family Support Services provider for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families in the area, the organisation offers family preservation services to children and families at risk of escalating within the child protection system or entering out-of-home care.
As the caseworker, you will collaborate with your team, families and external stakeholders to ensure the safety and wellbeing of children and work to enhance parenting capacity to preserve families. 

Competitive Benefits;
  • Penrith: close to shopping centres and public transport 
  • $89,055.31 - $ 113,133.61 (inclusive of superannuation) + salary packaging 
  • 35 hour week
  • Flexible and hybrid work arrangements (work from home during school holidays)
  • Monthly wellness days (KPI Driven)
  • Additional leave over the Christmas period
  • Additional Leave accrual-based service
  • Employee incentive programs
  • Extensive Aboriginal cultural connections and training
  • Support to obtain further qualifications
This position is Aboriginal identified. To perform this role, it is essential that the person who holds the role be an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person. It is a genuine occupational requirement under section 25 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 that applicants are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders.

This role will involve;
  • Conduct comprehensive assessments of families to identify their strengths, needs, and risks. Develop individualized case plans in collaboration with families to address their specific concerns and goals.
  • Provide ongoing support and intervention to families, utilizing evidence-based strategies and interventions. Assist families in developing and enhancing their parenting skills, improving family dynamics, and promoting positive child development.
  • Identify and assess potential risks to children's safety within the family. Develop and implement safety plans in collaboration with families to ensure the well-being of children. Monitor and manage risks throughout the intervention process.
  • Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders, such as other professionals, community services, and support networks, to ensure coordinated and holistic support for families. Attend case conferences, meetings, and court hearings as required.
  • Identify appropriate support services, resources, and programs to address the specific needs of families. Make referrals to relevant community-based services, such as counseling, housing assistance, substance abuse programs, or parenting education, and ensure effective coordination between different service providers.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date case records, progress notes, and documentation in accordance with organizational and statutory requirements. 
They are looking for candidates with casework experience with vulnerable children and families

The requirements for this role include;
  • Aboriginality
  • Tertiary qualifications in Community Services or related field
  • Experience in Foster Care or Child Protection programs
  • Demonstrated ability to produce clear and concise written material
  • Understanding of the Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Act 1998
  • NSW Driver's License and Working with Children Check
  • Ability to participate in a rotating on-call roster (remunerated)
Why partner with abrs to secure your next role?  

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To apply hit APPLY NOW as we will be shortlisting for this position soon.
For a confidential discussion OR to find out more about the role please call Ally Fava on 0482 182 603 

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Contact: 02 9218 2303
Date Posted: 04/09/2023 08:54 AM

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