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Therapeutic Outreach Worker - Wagga

Marymead Child and Family Centre
  • Kids and Teens – Therapeutic Outreach Worker, Out of Home Care

Are you passionate about helping children, young people and families? Do you want to work in a friendly and professional environment with a supportive team AND have the get the chance to get out of the office to work with children, young people and foster carers in their homes? Then call us now to find out more!

The Marymead Permanency Program is a well-established Out of Home Care Service located in central Wagga. We pride ourselves on working collaboratively to support children, young people and families in the Riverina.

The Position

Working as an integral member of the Permanency Support Program reporting directly to the Clinical Team Leader, the Therapeutic Outreach Worker is required to work within the organisation’s strategic objectives, values and outcomes.

Therapeutic Outreach Workers, in conjunction with Permanency Case Managers, Clinical staff and Team Leaders work with children, young people, siblings, foster carers, birth families and significant others to support stable, positive and sustainable permanent placement options. Where possible, permanency goals are focused towards family preservation and/or restoration, making the therapeutic interventions vital in supporting placement stability.

This position involves:

  • Providing in-home therapeutic support to children, young people and foster carers
  • Providing parenting skills support and coaching to foster carers
  • Working collaboratively with families and key supports to create and implement therapeutic support plans and positive behaviour support plans

You will be provided:

  • Administrative support
  • Clinical support, mentoring and opportunities for professional development
  • The benefits of being part of a supportive and passionate team
  • A warm and friendly work environment
  • Competitive remuneration and salary packaging
  • Potential opportunities for career progression and role diversity

Essential Criteria:

  • Familiarity with developmental, attachment and trauma-informed frameworks
  • Experience in working therapeutically with children, young people and their families with a range of presentations OR willingness to engage in relevant professional development.
  • A genuine willingness to include parents and carers in the therapeutic process
  • Driver’s licence
  • Working with Children Check OR eligibility to acquire one

Desirable Criteria

  • Relevant Peak Body Membership (e.g. AAPi or APS, AASW, Occupational Therapy Australia)
  • Registration to facilitate parenting groups (e.g., Tuning into Kids, COS-P/COS-I, Bringing up Great Kids etc.)

As a non-profit employer, Marymead is able to provide staff with access to generous salary packaging arrangements.

A police clearance conducted by Marymead and NSW Working with Children Check (at own expense) are a minimum requirement for this position. A current unrestricted driver’s licence is also essential. Employment at Marymead is subject to a 3 month probationary period with the option of extension.

Marymead is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. Applications are strongly encouraged from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people; people with a disability; people who identify as LGBTIQ; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

MARYMEAD IS A NON-SMOKING ENVIRONMENT.

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