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Case Workers - Grafton

MacKillop Family Services
  • Multiple Positions Available.
  • Permanent Full-time opportunities based in Grafton, NSW.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

We are looking for compassionate people that can be positive role models, give emotional support and are capable of building trust and rapport with staff and young people within our Permanency Support Program (PSP) – Clarence Coffs (Grafton) Program.

Our offer:

  • Generous Salary Packaging up to $18,500 (helps increase your take home pay)
  • Ongoing Training and Development
  • Study Leave for ongoing employees
  • Career Development
  • Click HERE to find out more about becoming a member of the MacKillop Family Services team and what further support we have to offer our employees.

Position Purpose:

The Caseworker is responsible for providing high quality and effective case work services for children, young people and families in the Permanency Support Program, supporting and developing carers, and supporting the recruitment of foster and kinship carers.

The PSP Caseworker, Clarence Coffs reports to the PSP Coordinator, Clarence Coffs.

Primary Objectives:

  • Ensure that children and young people and families in the Permanency Support Program receive services that meet their needs;
  • Ensure foster and kinship carers are supported to provide high quality care and positive outcomes for the children and young people in their care;
  • Establish collaborative relationships with a wide range of specialist and mainstream services to improve outcomes for children, young people and their families; and
  • Develop and maintain strong collaborative partnerships with Aboriginal and CALD agencies.

Key Selection Criteria:

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • A knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal culture and values and an awareness of the current issues faced by Aboriginal children, young people and their families
  • A tertiary qualification in social work or relevant field;
  • Demonstrated experience in casework practice preferably in Out-of-Home-Care;
  • Proven ability to relate to and work with children and young people with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties;
  • Understanding of Out-of-Home-Care and Permanency Support policy, standards and quality frameworks;
  • Experience in carer recruitment and support; or the capacity to develop these skills;
  • Demonstrated capacity to develop collaborative relationships across professional and organisational boundaries;
  • Ability to plan, organise and prioritise work;
  • Good written and verbal communication skills;
  • Ability to interpret and implement organisational policy;
  • Experience using Microsoft Office.
  • Current First Aid Certificate

For a full listing please view Position Description.

You must have a:

  • Proof of vaccination against Covid-19
  • Valid and current Driver’s Licence;
  • Satisfactory Criminal History Check;
  • Valid Working with Children Check;
  • Valid and current NDIS Workers Screening Check

The Australian Government recently introduced the NDIS Worker Screening Check, an additional, national legislated compliance requirement to determine if a person is cleared to work with people with disability. MacKillop requires all client facing staff obtain the NDIS Worker Screening Check. An employment application will require the submission of evidence that this check has been attained or an application has been submitted.

For more information and how to apply please view: Office of the Children’s Guardian.

next steps

For more information, please contact: Karen Gaudoin at Karen.Gaudoin@mackillop.org.au, using the subject line: Case Workers - Grafton enquiry via EthicalJobs.

To submit your application, click Apply Now. 

It is our goal that MacKillop Family Services continues to evolve as a culturally safe, culturally competent, and welcoming organisation to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, young people, families, and communities.

Shortlisting for this position may commence immediately so please submit your application as soon as possible.

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