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Social Worker - Restoration and Kinship Assessor

The Benevolent Society

We know that the majority of children flourish within their family of origin. Our team supports kinship carers and their birth parents to create a safe and secure environment so that children can reach their potential.

NSW reforms regarding permanency in OOHC have changed the way we work. It is an exciting time for employees in the OOHC space, with the ability to learn new skills and enhance permanency practice. Our OOHC contract supports our great work with birth families, carers and the child/young person, while providing the opportunity to review our practices and adapt where required.

Terms: Full time position based in Hurstville

Your new role

Passionate about permanency outcomes for children/young people within their family unit? Able to work with risk and support parents/kinship carers to meet the needs of children and young people who have experienced complex trauma? Understand the importance of comprehensive, strength based, evidenced assessments for Court outcomes?

Working holistically, your role will encompass three key areas: supporting and assessing the viability of parents to have their children restored to their care; completing kinship assessments in the attempt to maintain children and young people to remain within the family; and holistically supporting the family following restoration.

Working in partnership with case management teams you will ensure family placement options are explored, parents are supported to meet their children’s needs and children and young people retain their identity and culture through family connection.

You can work in a fast pace environment and adapt easily to change while always keeping the safety, best interests and well-being of children and young people at the centre of your work.

Your experience

As an experienced Social Worker, Psychologist, Case Worker or Case Manager, you will:

  • Have a minimum 2 years’ experience working with children and families addressing child protection concerns or within OOHC identifying and managing risk through trauma informed practice
  • Have a degree in Social Work, Psychology or relatable subject
  • Be comfortable working with and supporting individuals and families where there has been an identified risk
  • Using strong analytic skills to evidence and communicate both verbally and in writing
  • Be confident to have difficult conversations in a sensitive and appropriate way
  • Have the capacity to engage with people from all walks of life and adapt to changing circumstances
  • Be able to work flexibly in varying Sydney locations including occasional weekend and evening work
  • Hold a current driver’s licence

Your benefits

As an employee of The Benevolent Society, you can enjoy access to:

  • Salary packaging, meal & entertainment cards
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Novated leases & pool cars
  • Accrued days off & additional purchased leave
  • Long service leave after 5 years & more!

Together we can create a just society for all Australians. Are you ready to help us shape the next chapter? Call Liz Sanders on 0434 949 434 to discuss the role in more detail.

We welcome diversity in all its forms; applications from underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged. We value relationships with our local Aboriginal community and welcome applications from its members.

We see ability not disability, if you identify as a person with a different ability please get in contact.

Successful candidates will be required to clear probity checks including National Criminal History Record Check and Working with Children Check or similar (where relevant to the role

TBS is committed to building an inclusive and diverse workforce that reflects the communities and people we support and advocate for. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, people of all ages, identity and abilities. We pride ourselves on being a client and child safe organisation and as such all our staff and volunteers go through security screening relevant to the role.

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