Caseworker (Intensive Support Services)
Do you have a degree in Social Work, Social Science, Community Welfare, Youth Work or related discipline and experience working with vulnerable children, young people and their families? Would you like a career with real development opportunities, attractive benefits and support?
Sound like you? Then apply now!
We are recruiting for upcoming opportunities in New England.
We have Community Service Centres in Moree, Inverell, Glen Innes, Narrabri, Muswellbrook, Tamworth and Armidale.
About your new role
As an ISS (Intensive Support Services) Caseworker, you will provide effective intensive and specialist casework services to children and young people in statutory out of home care who live with high and complex needs. Interventions are aimed at enhancing safety and wellbeing, placement stability and the development and implementation of plans designed to transition children to less intensive and/or more sustainable long term living arrangements.
The target group for intervention includes children and young people who have experienced significant histories of trauma and abuse, multiple placement disruptions and who are isolated and marginalised. These children and young people typically present with a range of behaviours of concern and social/emotional/developmental difficulties.
The aim of ISS casework support is to assist the child/young person to develop safer, more stable and sustainable relationships and living environments. To achieve this ISS staff are expected to work closely with all key people in the young person’s network including families, non-government providers of out of home care, schools, housing services, youth justice workers, private and public health providers and NDIS coordinators of support.
Why work for us?
The Department of Communities and Justice, Community Services is the largest child protection organisation in Australia and offers competitive benefits and opportunities:
- Salary from $72,635 to $100,356 + super
- Industry leading training with ongoing career development and support
- Generous leave entitlements including flex leave
- Diverse and inclusive organisation
- Relocation assistance maybe considered on a case by case basis
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To be successful in this role you will have well developed communication and analytical skills, an understanding of the impact of trauma and abuse on a child’s development and a passion for working with and learning from spirited children, young people, their families and our community partners. You will also have a:
- degree in social work, social science, community welfare, youth work or a related discipline
- minimum of 2 years experience in child protection, out of home care or provision of casework in another setting
- valid driver’s licence
- Working with Children Check clearance number
We value a diverse and inclusive workplace
We actively promote the employment of women, people with a disability, Aboriginal people, LGBTQI+ and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
It is an essential requirement of the role that successful applicants will have had their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine by 25 October 2021 and their second dose by 17 January 2022.
If you need an adjustment in the recruitment process, please call or email the contact person listed below, and also advise us of your preferred method of communication.
Contact: For any recruitment enquiries please email us at CaseworkerCareers@facs.nsw.gov.au
A talent pool may be created for future ongoing and temporary roles and is valid for a period of up to 18 months.