This position works with children and young people on statutory orders in out of home care placements. The worker will establish placement supports for new placements and make referrals to appropriate support services for carers, children and families.

This position is also required to write detailed assessments of families and carers, placement suitability and support needs ensuring that the plan supports connection to their Aboriginal Culture and the Community.

  • Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Industry Award 2010
  • Full Time, Fixed Term (12 months) Possibility of Extension
  • Competitive Salary plus 9.5% Superannuation
  • Access to Salary Packaging

KEY SELECTION CRITERIA

  • Demonstrated understanding of the Children’s, Youth and Families Act 2005. 
  • Knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal Culture and the ACCHO environment.
  • Knowledge of child and adolescent development and strategies for working with vulnerable children, young people and their families.
  • Understanding of self-care and resilience when working with children and families in crisis and who have experienced trauma.
  • Demonstrated negotiation and advocacy skills.
  • Ability to prepare briefs, letters, emails and reports using clear, concise and grammatically correct language. Ensure written communications contain necessary information to achieve their purpose.

MANDATORY EDUCATION, TRAINING AND/OR COMPETENCIES

  • A recognised Social Work degree or a similar welfare or behavioural related degree which includes:
    • a primary focus on child development, human behaviour, family dynamics and/or impacts of trauma; and preferably
    • a practical component such as counselling or case work practice or
  • A recognised Diploma of Community Services Work, or similar qualification which is studied over a minimum of two academic years of full-time study (or part time equivalent) and includes:
    • a primary focus on child development, human behaviour, family dynamics and/or impacts of trauma
    • supervised fieldwork placements (ideally completed within the child and family welfare sector) and at least one unit of study in case management, case work practice or counselling.

HOW TO APPLY

To apply for this position send your Cover letter, addressed key selection criteria and resume to [email protected] 

Applications close 5pm, Wednesday 10th March 2021

Applicants MUST address the Key Selection Criteria,

For more information about the position, please refer to the position description or contact the Human Resource Team on 03 5442 4947.