Youth and Family Caseworker

Location: Sydney
Area: Parramatta & Western Suburbs
Worktype: Full Time
Salary: $67,026 - $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 a full-time Youth and Family Caseworker for a 12 month contract with the Youth Support Services Team based in Cranebrook, Penrith.
  
The Youth and Family Caseworker will provide day to day casework that is consistent with the contract  specifications and Barnardos Policies and Procedures. The casework is youth-focused and family centred, which means direct engagements and support for the young person, as well as working with family members as determined by the requirements of the case.
  
This position requires travel throughout the Nepean Blue Mountains area which covers Local Government Areas of St Marys, Blue Mountains and Penrith.

The Candidate
The successful Youth and Family Caseworker will ideally have:
  • Tertiary qualifications in Drug and alcohol, Social Science, Community Services or a related field.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the needs and concerns of families and children within the Penrith LGA
  • Knowledge of child protection issues with the capacity to identify when level of risk requires safety planning and statutory child protection intervention
  • Knowledge of Drug and alcohol, Homelessness, Mental Health Services within the Blacktown and Penrith LGA’s.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing a case load and skill in the provision of assessment, casework and case planning
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Child Protection Legislation, Practice and requirements within the New South Wales Child Protection System
  • Experience in presenting Drug and Alcohol workshops.
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.
  
Salary
$67, 026 - $71, 345 base (including FBT packaging) + benefits + Super. 

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: 07/08/2019 12:48 PM

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