- Job posted on: 9th Jun 2021
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SSI is a community organisation and social business that supports newcomers and other Australians to achieve their full potential. We work with children and young people as well as people with refugee and asylum-seeking background, culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities, people with disability and more to build capacity and enable them to overcome inequality.
Every child has a right to a safe, happy and permanent home connected to family, community and culture. When children under the age of 18 years, for safety reasons, cannot live with their family or carers we work with the Department of Community and Justice (DCJ) to support them be safe and work out the best options for their long-term care and wellbeing outcomes. This may include returning the children to their family's care or being cared for by foster carers on a long-term basis.
SSI delivers a specialist out-of-home care service that provides a culturally appropriate model for children and young people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds aged 0-18 years. We have a strong commitment to culturally responsive services. Wherever possible, as needed, we support children to be cared for by foster carers who share the same culture as the children or where this is not possible we maximise opportunities for children to be connected with their family's ethnic backgrounds, religion/s and language/s.
We are experiencing significant growth at the moment within our program across Sydney and Newcastle. As a result of this extra work we are looking for a resilient and energetic Case worker to join our team in Hamilton, Newcastle. Someone with previous working experience in PSP and/or child or family from CALD backgrounds.
You will be required to work closely with children, their families and foster carers as well as DCJ and other organisations to help children understand why they are in care and be supported to meet their education, health, social and cultural needs.
The successful candidate will ideally have the following skills & experience:
If you have previously worked with culturally and linguistically diverse communities and you have an approachable nature coupled with strong administration and written communication skill you will succeed in this role.
At SSI we have a zero tolerance for child abuse and is committed to creating and maintaining a child safe organisation where protecting children and preventing and responding to child abuse is embedded in the everyday thinking and practice of all employees, contractors and volunteers. All employees will undergo a National Police Clearance and a Working with Children Check as a condition of employment.
We encourage candidates to provide a cover letter along with your resume, by submitting online. Should you be successful for the first round of shortlist, one of our Talent Acquisition Specialist will guide you through our process and next steps.
SSI will provide reasonable adjustments in our recruitment processes and in the workplace. If you require a reasonable adjustment, or want to update your preferred method of communication, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, using the subject line: Case Worker, Permanency Support Program - Hamilton North enquiry via EthicalJobs, or call Vimla Khooblall on 02 8799 6700.