Youth and Family Caseworker

Location: Sydney
Area: Parramatta & Western Suburbs
Worktype: Full Time
Salary: $67,027 - $71,345 per annum

The Organisation
An exciting opportunity has become available to work for Barnardos, one of Australia’s leading children’s charities. Barnardos Australia builds relationships between children, young people, their families and the community. They advocate for children and young people and contribute to community knowledge about their issue.

The Role
Barnardos are looking for 2 full time Youth and Family Caseworkers for the Universal Screening and Supports (US&S) Program with the Centre based in Cranebrook, Penrith. This will be a fixed term contract position of 2 years.
The US&S program has grant funding to provide services for a 2.5-year period across campuses in an education setting based across the Western Sydney and Nepean Blue Mountains districts.
The Youth and Family Caseworker will provide day to day casework that is consistent with the US&S pilot specifications and Barnardos Policies and Procedures. The role includes: daily case coordination; home visiting; liaising with external service providers, including schools, FaCS, Health, etc. and engaging with young people and their families. The case work is Youth focused and family-centred, which means direct engagement and support with the young person, as well as working with family members as determined by the requirements of the case.

The Candidate
The successful Youth and Family Caseworker will ideally have:
  • Tertiary qualifications in Social Science, Community Services or a related field.
  • 2 years’ experience working with children and young people and their family in a child protection context
  • Knowledge of Youth Homelessness and Youth Services within the Blacktown and Penrith LGA’s.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the needs and concerns of families and children within the Blacktown and Penrith LGA’s
  • Knowledge of child protection issues
  • Working knowledge of assertive case management practices for working with young people and families who may be unwilling to engage with support services
  • Demonstrated experience in working with families with multiple, complex needs and that may be experiencing acute crisis
Barnardos welcomes applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates.

Additional info
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).
You will also need a full drivers license and capacity to participate in an on-call roster, providing a 24/7 response to children, young people and families.
$67, 027 - $71, 345 base(including FBT packaging) + benefits + Super. Motor Vehicle packaging optional. 

Expressions of interest
To request an application pack, please hit APPLY NOW or for a confidential discussion please contact Tina Garner on 02 9218 2418

Contact: 02 9218 2418
Date Posted: 01/08/2019 09:42 AM

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