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Specialist Homelessness Service Transition Casework and Support Worker

CatholicCare Western Sydney and Blue Mountains
  • We are currently seeking Specialist Homelessness Service Transition Casework and Support Worker for a 9-month parental leave relief position in Western Sydney!

You will be responsible for the provision of empowering services to pregnant young women and young mothers, 16 – 25 years, and their babies/children who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. These services include semi-independent transitional housing and support and living and parenting skills support services.

About the Role:

The role is responsible as Specialist Homelessness Service (SHS) Transition Casework and Support Worker is to support young pregnant women who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

Support provided enables clients to build on their strengths in the areas of: parenting; relationships; financial management; household organisation; livings skills; healthcare; crisis management; effectively resources for future needs as identified with the client

Promote protective behaviours skills of clients and ensure positive parent child relationships are developed. High level of Protective Behaviours skills are developed preventing escalation into the Child Protection system.

Please note this position will commence in March 2022.

Want to know more? Please refer to the position description here. A position description is also attached.

About You

To be successful in this position you will need:

  • Tertiary qualifications or commensurate experience in Social Work, Social Welfare, Community Services, Youth Work, Case Management, Health, or related discipline.
  • Extensive skill and experience in trauma informed case management for a variety of clients, with knowledge of the differing levels of support needs for pregnant young girls and young mums with babies/children to achieve positive sustainable housing outcomes.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of strength-based casework principles, case management experience and commitment to best practice.
  • Demonstrated understanding of child protection issues.
  • Competent computer skills and ability to effectively use a computer-based case management database system.
  • Willingness to work within the ethos of CCSS and act at all times in accordance with the CCSS Code of Conduct.
  • Be available for Emergency phone number roster.
  • Own motor vehicle with comprehensive insurance and current full driver's license.
  • Current First Aid and CPR Qualifications.
  • Evidence of a current COVID-19 vaccination Certificate
  • Valid Working with Children Check
  • National Criminal History Check (obtained in the last 6 months) with no disclosable outcomes

The ideal candidate will demonstrate a genuine desire to support our clients to live their lives to the fullest.

Work Perks

  • Ongoing training and development (face-to-face and online learning)
  • Fantastic benefits incl. NFP salary packaging, EAP access + much more
  • Plus, meaningful experiences through empowering people, their families and carers, and the wider community

About CatholicCare

At CatholicCare Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains we are committed to making sure no one is left behind.

We have the people, the resources, and the plans in place to make a real difference in the lives of people who find themselves facing difficult circumstances.

We are a team of people who are passionate about what we do and truly care about people - no matter where they come from, what they look like or how they see the world.

CatholicCare is committed to achieving a diverse workforce and encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from cultural and linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with disabilities. If you would like to discuss accessibility requirements, preferred communication methods and/or adjustments please contact careers@ccss.org.au using the subject line: Specialist Homelessness Service Transition Casework and Support Worker enquiry via EthicalJobs.

If successful, you will be required to provide your current NSW Working With Children Check and National Criminal History Check clearances prior to commencing with CatholicCare.

If you are passionate about working with the community and want to experience a role that is both challenging and rewarding, we would love to hear from you!

If you are shortlisted, you will:

  • Take part in a 10-15-minute phone screen
  • Be invited to come along to an interview where CatholicCare will determine your suitability for the role
  • Your reference checks
  • A verbal offer followed by necessary safety, employment and compliance screening
  • Offer of employment and determine when you can start and join the team!

CatholicCare is committed to safeguarding all children, young people and vulnerable adults and that all children, young people and vulnerable adults have an equal right to protection from abuse. We will take every reasonable step to ensure that children, young people and vulnerable adults are protected. All suspicions and allegations of abuse will be taken seriously and responded to swiftly and appropriately.

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