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Caseworker - Central Coast / Hunter / Newcastle

Women's Justice Network
  • Full time Contract to 30 June 2022
  • Central Coast
  • Schads Award - Level 5

The Women’s Justice Network is a not-for-profit, community-based organisation dedicated to improving the status, well-being and prospects of women and young women affected by the criminal justice system. WJN addresses the many issues facing criminalised women and young women both systemically through advocacy, and individually through the one-to-one case management, group work and mentoring. WJN operates on the premise that providing women and young women with gender-responsive social support will lead to a reduction of recidivism rates.

This position will be responsible for providing case management and mentoring support for women and girls entangled in the criminal justice system to become connected to their community and develop pro-social networks to enable women to live healthy and productive lives.

The support model delivered on the Central Coast, Hunter and Newcastle regions is based on replicating the WJN model of holistic support and mentoring to women affected by the criminal justice system.

Selection Criteria

  • Knowledge of the impact of homelessness, mental health disorders, domestic violence, sexual assault, and existing legal barriers to socially and economically disadvantaged young women
  • Experience in recruiting, training and supporting volunteers as an integral part of a service delivery model.
  • Demonstrated experience with working with and supporting mothers
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the issues and challenges that women affected by the criminal justice system face.
  • Demonstrated ability to work sensitively and effectively with marginalised and/or vulnerable women & girls
  • An understanding of the concept of mentoring and the ability to apply mentoring principles to working with women
  • Demonstrated experience with time management, prioritisation, including maintaining client records and reports
  • Experience working with and engaging Aboriginal women
  • Demonstrate an awareness of the issues faced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse clients.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, interpersonal skills and ability to build rapport quickly
  • Current driver's license

Other Requirements

  • An understanding and adherence with Work Health and Safety principles to ensure the health and safety of yourself and others at the workplace. The ability to apply risk management and prevention strategies within a complex criminal justice environment.
  • An understanding of the principles and practices related to workplace diversity and Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO).
  • Have an understanding of, or capacity to work within, the criminal justice system.
  • Adherence to the Women’s Justice Network of Conduct and Ethics
  • Proficient computer literacy and experience with Google suite
  • Previous experience with the use Salesforce CRM
  • Current Working with Children's Check
  • Current National Police Check

Women with a lived experience of the criminal justice system are encouraged to apply.

Being a woman is a genuine occupational qualification for this position under Section 31 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW)

Should you require any further information please contact:

Email: admin@wjn.org.au using the subject line: Caseworker - Central Coast / Hunter / Newcastle enquiry via EthicalJobs
Phone: (02) 8011 0699

A position description is attached.

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