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Case Worker - Court Support


Employer: ACSO
Work Type/s: Part Time
Classification/s: Legal & Human Rights, Social Work
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Sydney

Job posted on: 17 October, 2018.
Applications close: 02 December, 2018.

  • Are you looking for a meaningful new role?
  • Do you have a strong belief in humanity and the basic right to a second chance?
  • Want to work for a really interesting and focused Not For Profit (NFP) organisation?

If you answered 'yes' to those questions, then read on!  We are looking for a part time Case Worker to join our onTRACC program.

Here's a little bit about ACSO

The Australian Community Support Organisation (ACSO) is a dynamic, values driven NFP, focused on partnering with Government and the community to co-design services that create real social change. We’re an organisation with a bold vision to create a safe and inclusive community freed of crime and prisons. It’s our goal to reduce re-offending and our mission is to help people transition from prison, assist them in the community, stop them from re-offending, and intervene to divert others from committing crime. 

About the Program 

Our unique new program is the first of its kind in Australia and has been operating since 2016. It is an innovative partnership between our commercial investor NAB, ACSO and NSW Government to take a new approach to addressing persistent challenges in the justice system. The investment will support OnTRACC to work with parolees to prevent reoffending and re-incarceration. Read more about the program here.

From our recent employee engagement survey, our OnTRACC team’s engagement level is 80%.  This is something we are really proud of.

About the role

The Forensic Case Worker, Court Support will focus on providing advocacy and support for clients with current matters in court, where possible aiming to divert from custodial sentences and advocate for community based orders and treatment plans. 

You’ll spend time interacting with your clients in the community, balanced with office based days in our newly refurbished office in Rockdale, to allow time to plan and follow up on client support.   

Who we are looking for

We are most focused on finding someone with the right attitude who is flexible, willing to learn and a team player. You will also:

  • Ethical, self-motivated and committed to helping others achieve their goals
  • Minimum qualification of a Diploma in Community Services or a related field
  • Experience working within the criminal justice system, particularly knowledge of clients transitioning back in to the community
  • A pro-social approach in supporting and facilitating behaviour change
  • Established relationships with or knowledge of appropriate support service agencies relevant to this field of work
  • A strong sense of personal accountability and resilience
  • A valid NSW Drivers' Licence and the ability to obtain a First Aid Certificate, Criminal Record and Working with Children Check

What we can we offer you

  • Part time position available, fixed term 2 year contract (with likely extension) 
  • $60 000 pro rata+ superannuation + generous salary packaging options 
  • 17.5% annual leave loading 
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Access to our fleet cars 
  • Next to Rockdale train station and all day free parking along with great restaurants

Success as a Forensic Case Worker requires you to strike the balance between risks and rights.  If you’re passionate about community safety, the right to a second chance, innovative in finding solutions, and driven to make a difference, we’d love to hear from you.

ACSO embraces diversity within its workforce and as such encourages applications from appropriately qualified and skilled people from a range of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, including those from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander heritage.

How to apply for this job

To apply please visit www.acso.org.au/work-with-us/ and provide your resume, along with a brief covering letter outlining how you met the selection criteria. 

Supporting materials  Forensic Case Worker, Court Support Job Description.docx