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Family Connect Support Worker - Lithgow


About the Organisation

Barnardos Australia is one of Australia’s leading children’s social care agencies, focused on building relationships between children, young people, their families and the community. Over the next 5 years, Barnardos commits to supporting more vulnerable children to thrive through effective evidence-informed and research-based programs.

About the Role

Barnardos are looking for a full-time permanent for the Family Connect & Support Worker for the Family Connect and Support (FCS) Service based at the Barnardos Centre in Lithgow, Blue Mountains. Reporting to the Team Leader FCS, the Family Connect & Support Worker will be responsible for;

  • Delivering a high standard of service to vulnerable children, young people and their families
  • Providing comprehensive assessment, engagement, short term case planning and case coordination as required with the overarching goal of identifying and referring families to relevant supports within a time frame of 16 weeks.

About You

To be successful in the Family Connect & Support Worker role, you will ideally have;

  • Tertiary qualification in Social Work, Psychology or Social Welfare related discipline
  • Demonstrated experience of working with children and young people and their family in a child protection context, including experience in undertaking comprehensive assessment
  • Demonstrated experience and skills in information provision, intake, assessment and referral of working with families in need of support services
  • Excellent understanding of child protection issues and client vulnerabilities such as drug and alcohol use, DV, mental health issues, and the impact of trauma and the effect on child behaviour and development.
  • A current driver’s license

Barnardos welcomes applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates.

Benefits of Working for Barnardos

At Barnardos, we provide opportunities for development through individual and group mentoring, secondments, acting up and project work. Our benefits include flexible working arrangements, cultural leave, a day off during NAIDOC week, additional annual leave during Christmas/New Year break, volunteer opportunities at community events and many more.

Barnardos offers a base salary, plus leave loading, plus superannuation. Salary packaging is available to receive $15,860 of your salary tax free. Motor vehicle packaging is available on selected roles.

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) and for the ACT a Drivers History Check, Working with Vulnerable People Card and CYPS Check.

Expressions of interest

To register your interest hit APPLY NOW and submit your Resume. Please note adverts will expire once we receive enough suitable applications. For a confidential discussion please call Zoe Banbury on 02 9218 2346

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