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Senior Case Worker - Miranda Project


Employer: Community Restorative Centre
Work Type/s: Contract, Full Time
Classification/s: Social Work, Women's Organisations & Services
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Sydney

Job posted on: 10 December, 2018.
Applications close: 07 January, 2019. (Expired)

We are currently seeking to recruit a Senior Case Worker – Miranda Project:

  • Female identified
  • Contract to 30th June 2020
  • 38 hours per week
  • Terms and Conditions of employment as per Level 5 Pay Point 3 of the SCHADS Award 2010
  • Rate of pay equivalent to SACS Award Grade 5 year 2 ($78,806 gross per annum plus super and generous salary packaging options)
  • Based in Penrith (co-located at Penrith Women’s Health Centre)
  • Casework services delivered on a centre and outreach basis requiring travel across Greater Western Sydney

Introduction

CRC’s Miranda Project is a pilot project co-located at Penrith Women’s Health Centre (PWHC) to provide support to women in the criminal justice system at risk of domestic and family violence. Funded under the Leaving Prison/Leaving Violence initiative, the project will provide specialist support to women, providing a continuum of support aimed at addressing the complex and diverse needs of women in the criminal justice system with histories and / or risk of experiencing domestic and family violence. This includes working with women who are seeking bail or community-based sentences at court as an alternative to custodial sentences.

The Senior Case Worker will provide a broad range of casework services for women who are involved in the criminal justice system who are themselves survivors of or are at risk of family and/or domestic violence. The role will work with women at the PWHC, women in the community on an outreach basis as well as women in NSW Correctional Centres. The role will work closely with staff from PWHC and other CRC programs.

The role will support the Program Manager in leadership and supervision of the Miranda Project staff and play a significant role in the development and day to day operations of The Miranda Project.

Relationships:

  • Accountable to the Board of Management through the Chief Executive Officer
  • Reports to the Miranda Project Manager
  • Relates to the Miranda Project Case Worker
  • Member of the Miranda Project Team
  • Liaise with CRC Transition workers, CRC AOD workers and all other CRC team members
  • Liaise and co-locate with PWHC staff and other co-located services
  • Liaise with all relevant program stakeholders such as DV services, Community Corrections, WJN, Legal Aid.

Principal roles:

  • To support the Program Manager in leadership and supervision of the Miranda Project staff and volunteers.
  • To play a significant role in the development and day to day operations of The Miranda Project.
  • To deliver holistic trauma informed case management to women in the NSW criminal justice system with histories and / or risk of experiencing domestic and family violence.
  • To support women in the NSW criminal justice system to return and/or remain safely in the community, free of domestic and family violence.
  • To receive referrals and assess women pre-release from women’s Correctional Centres and Transitional Centres.
  • To receive referrals and assess women who are in the community, seeking bail or a community-based sentence.
  • To provide strength-based trauma informed case-management to clients with the aim of establishing and maintaining safe living in the community, free of violence.
  • To build and maintain relationships with relevant Government and non-government agencies to advocate for and in meeting the diverse needs of women involved in the criminal justice system.

Principal duties:

  • To oversee the operations of the project and engagement with stakeholders in conjunction with the Program Manager.
  • To support the Program Manager in overseeing day to day project implementation which includes but is not limited to the following :
    • Referrals – receive all new referrals, follow up obvious omissions / queries and respond to referrer regarding outcome.
    • Allocations – participate in discussion with Miranda Team and co-ordinate allocation of new clients for assessment.
    • Data Collection – ensure collection and input of data is accurate and up to date across the team.
    • Caseloads – monitor team members’ client caseloads.
    • WH&S – monitor and ensure safe working practices and general wellbeing across the team, including regular informal debriefing and checking in with team members and overseeing the Miranda Project office.
    • Implementation – oversee day to day implementation of the project, including general administrative duties such as petty cash, working within program budgets, supporting and responding to volunteers and overseeing social/recreational programs including Arts Program.
    • Project development – regularly liaise with the Manager of Miranda Project regarding administrative, operational, program and client issues to ensure that the project is progressing and developing in a timely and planned manner.
    • PWHC working alliance – regularly liaise with PWHC in conjunction with Manager of Miranda Project to ensure positive and fluid working alliance and service collocation.
  • To meet and engage with clients in custody or community.
  • To respond to referrals and assess clients for acceptance to the Miranda Project.
  • To work collaboratively with the client to develop a working relationship, identify individual needs and develop an individual support plan.
  • To provide support and holistic trauma informed case-management to clients accepted into the Miranda Project
  • To provide telephone support and assistance to clients as required.
  • To respond to clients in a strength-based trauma informed approach and liaise with specialist trauma counselling services to maximise client outcome opportunities.
  • To liaise with other CRC services such as Transition Teams and AOD Team to maximise client outcome opportunities.
  • To work closely with other services collocated with PWHC to ensure collaborative working environment and maximise client outcome opportunities.
  • To liaise and network with relevant community, government and non-government organisations to promote Miranda Project, ensure appropriate referral sources for clients as well as maximise client outcome opportunities.
  • To liaise with volunteers and group facilitators associated with the Miranda Project to maximise client outcome opportunities.
  • To maintain accurate statistics, case notes and records as required.
  • To work with clients of other CRC services from time to time.
  • To provide content contributions for CRC publications and communications, such as the Annual Report, website and brochures, as required.
  • To ensure CRC policies and procedures are adhered to at all times.
  • To take reasonable care for own health and safety and the health and safety of others, and ensure they comply with any reasonable instruction by CRC management.
  • To attend all relevant CRC meetings.
  • To maintain confidentiality and security of client information.
  • To actively engage in regular clinical supervision.
  • To attend relevant training and professional development programs.
  • To undertake other duties consistent with the functions and role of the position.
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