About the Opportunity
This is a permanent part-time position working 21 hours/ week based in Dubbo
We are currently seeking an experienced and dedicated Caseworker to join our “Brighter Futures Program” in our Dubbo team
This role is responsible for providing long term, culturally responsive case work to vulnerable families with children aged 0 to 9 years living in the Dubbo region
As a Case Worker your role will be to evaluate referrals, coordinate and implement therapeutic family support groups and provide individual and group support to parents and children. This role requires a passionate and sensitive professional to work collaboratively within our team to build parenting and family capacity. You need to have a sound understanding of child protection, assessment skills, strong communication and the ability to build positive working relationships. You will be working with families to ensure their homes are safe, supportive and nurturing.
Brighter Futures is a voluntary, targeted program for families experiencing challenges that impact on their ability to care for their children. Brighter Futures provide families with support and services to help address the struggles they are facing, and recognise that supporting families before a crisis improves family resilience, promotes healthy child development, and reduces harm to children.
- Provide intake and assessment of families into the program.
- Provide support for families to set and achieve their goals through home visiting, advocacy, life skills, child development, parenting, routines, budgeting.
- Deliver evidence based parenting programs.
- Assist families to connect socially in the local community.
- Provide culturally responsive and strengths based support to families in all aspects of service provision.
What you need to succeed
- Relevant tertiary level qualifications including social sciences, welfare or other areas of study relevant to the role.
- Minimum of 2 years’ experience working with children and families using a strengths-based approach
- Demonstrated understanding of child protection issues and the ability to identify and address these issues with families when required
- Experience of working with diversity including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and culturally and linguistically diverse families.
- Proven communication skills and the ability to identify needs, strengths and potential risks.
- Must hold a current WWCC and Drivers licence
- Understanding of Equal Employment Opportunity, WH&S and a willingness to embrace diversity.
Should you have any questions, please contact Alex Sullivan from Uniting’s Talent Acquisition Team on;
0466 801 937 / firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Employment with Uniting is subject to satisfactory background checks, which include National Police Checks, Working with Children Checks and Reference Checks.
At Uniting we believe vaccination to be the best way to keep our employees and clients safe from COVID-19. We require all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment.
Applications close: 11:55pm Monday 4th January