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Case Worker, Birth Family Advocacy Support Service

Australian Red Cross
  • Full time hours
  • 12 month role
  • Garran location

About us

Australian Red Cross is part of the world’s largest humanitarian organisation. As an organisation independent of government and with no political, religious or cultural affiliation, our vision is human dignity, peace, safety and well-being for all.

The Birth Family Advocacy service supports Birth Families with a diverse range of cultural backgrounds where there are children and young people at risk of or who have entered the care system.

About the role

The Birth Family Advocacy Support Service Case Worker is responsible for providing information information and advocacy support to birth families involved with Child and Youth Protection Services and the Children’s Court. You will provide direct client support, develop and maintain collaborative relationships with stakeholders, provide reporting and lead a team of volunteers.

The ability to obtain an ACT Working with Vulnerable People Card with no conditions is a mandatory requirement for this role.

What you will bring

  • Substantial experience working with parents and families involved with Child and Youth Protection Services, and a demonstrated understanding of their needs
  • Specialist knowledge and experience of child protection law and practice, local policies and procedures
  • Demonstrated skills and understanding in working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families
  • Ability to listen, counsel and relate to families in a non-judgemental and culturally sensitive manner
  • Highly developed empowerment, problem solving, written and verbal communication skills, including ability to communicate in a confident, assertive, and non-aggressive manner and ability to manage conflict

Benefits

Be part of one of the largest humanitarian organisations and know that the work you do enables Red Cross to support at risk Birth Families. We support flexible work arrangements and you can also access to generous salary packaging options using pre-tax dollars up to $15,900 a year.

Further information

To find out more about this opportunity, please see position description below or contact Danielle Parra on 0466 496 064.

Download File 514253 Case Worker Birth Family Advocacy Support Service PD.pdf

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