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Youth & Family Caseworker


Employer: abrs
Work Type/s: Full Time
Classification/s: Social Work, Family Services, Housing & Homelessness, Youth
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Sydney

Job posted on: 27 January, 2019.
Applications close: 27 January, 2019. (Expired)

  • Work for Barnardos, one of Australia's leading child protection charities
  • Excellent staff benefits and salary packaging available
  • Make a difference to the lives of children and young people in NSW

The Organisation

An exciting opportunity has become available to work for Barnardos, one of Australia’s leading children’s charities. Barnardos Australia builds relationships between children, young people, their families and the community. They advocate for children and young people and contribute to community knowledge about their issue.

The Role

Barnardos are looking for a permanent full time Youth and Family Caseworker based in Penrith, Western Sydney. This will be a fixed term contract position.

The role of the Youth and Family Caseworker is to ensure that high quality services are delivered to children, young people and families within a child focused practice framework.

The Candidate

The successful Youth and Family Caseworker will ideally have:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Social Science, Community Services or a related field.
  • 2 years’ experience working with children and young people and their family in a child protection context
  • Knowledge of Youth Homelessness and Youth Services within the Blacktown and Penrith LGA’s.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the needs and concerns of families and children within the Blacktown and Penrith LGA’s
  • Knowledge of child protection issues
  • Working knowledge of assertive case management practices for working with young people and families who may be unwilling to engage with support services
  • Demonstrated experience in working with families with multiple, complex needs and that may be experiencing acute crisis

Barnardos welcomes applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates.

Additional Info

To be considered for roles with Barnardos you will need to have (or be willing to have conducted) a National Police Clearance and current Working with Children check Clearance (or APP number).

You will also need a full drivers license and capacity to participate in an on-call roster, providing a 24/7 response to children, young people and families.

Salary

$65 522 - $69 744 p.a (including FBT packaging) + benefits + Super. Motor Vehicle packaging optional.

How to apply for this job

This job ad has now expired, and applications are no longer being accepted.