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Employer: Relationships Australia NSW
Work Type/s: Contract, Part Time
Classification/s: Family Services, Social Work
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Sydney

Job posted on: 18 December, 2018.
Applications close: 06 January, 2019. (Expired)

  • Exciting opportunity for experienced Caseworkers with a background in domestic and family violence (DFV)
  • Fixed term part time position until 30 June 2020
  • Based in Penrith

Relationships Australia NSW (RANSW) believes everyone is entitled to positive, supportive and healthy relationships. Our work is centred on building strong family relationships and community connections. As a leading independent non-profit organisation, we focus on those in greatest need, and we conduct our work with respect for difference and social inclusiveness.

We are currently looking for a suitably qualified and experienced Caseworker for our Safer Pathways program supporting men who have experienced Domestic and Family Violence (DFV).

This is a fixed term part time position working 4 days per week until 30 June 2020 based in Penrith Centre.

About the role:

This role focuses on case-management consisting of a collaborative process of assessment, planning, facilitation, referral co-ordination, evaluation and advocacy for service options to meet the client's needs. This is primarily phone based caseworker support position.

Some of the responsibilities of the successful applicant will include:

  • Provide quality case management and therapeutic support to men who have experienced DFV;
  • Conduct risk assessments, identify short term needs to ensure client safety, implement safety action plans;
  • Work with clients to develop goals and outcomes;
  • Timely data entry and management of records;
  • Attend and represent clients at local Safety Action Meetings (SAM);
  • Work as part of a team within the organisation as well as work collaboratively with other service providers.

About the successful candidate

  • Tertiary qualifications in Social Work, Social Welfare, Social Sciences, Psychology, Humanities or other relevant disciplines, or equivalent knowledge and experience working in these areas;
  • Demonstrated relevant case management and clinical expertise;
  • Understanding of the issues and needs of men who have experienced DFV;
  • Understanding of the NSW Justice System and Safer Pathways which is a new model of service delivery for DFV clients developed as part of the NSW Government DFV Framework for reform.
  • Ability to provide quality casework management and coordination, develop tailored case plans and coordinate referrals to suit client need;
  • Experience in providing representation and advocacy in coordinating multi-service access;
  • Ability to collaborate effectively and develop partnerships with key service providers within government and non-government organisations;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills - including verbal and written abilities;
  • Demonstrated administrative and organisational skills including computer literacy, data entry and record keeping skills;
  • Current class C NSW Driver's Licence.

RANSW is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Aboriginal Australians are encouraged to apply. Through our Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), we aim to drive greater equality by practical actions to increase employment opportunities, and build strong and respectful relationships between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australians. RANSW's RAP can be found here.

RANSW recognises the importance of a healthy work-life balance. We work hard to promote a supportive work environment and we have a strong focus on professional development. We offer a range of benefits including salary packaging that provides significant tax-free benefits.

How to apply for this job

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