About the opportunity
Working within a multi-disciplinary team and supported by a comprehensive training program in trauma informed practice you will assess families’ needs holistically assisting them to form goals that will address their therapeutic needs.
Your key responsibilities will include:
- Providing therapeutic casework services based on the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics and the Proactive Case Management model
- Identifying the therapeutic needs of families, children and young people and structure the support intervention accordingly in collaboration with the Clinical Team and Youth Hope Coordinator
- Advocating on behalf of service users and linking them to ongoing support.
- Availability to provide services to families, children and young people at times and in locations that are most suitable to their needs, including evenings and weekends.
- Degree level Qualification in Social Work, Psychology or Social Science or equivalent and relevant to field of work
Skills & experience
- Degree level qualifications or equivalent in Social Work, Welfare, Psychology or related field with a minimum of 3 years casework experience with children, young people and families.
- Demonstrated ability to engage families with high and complex needs and work in partnership with them to achieve their goals, using a variety of intervention strategies from a range of theoretical models.
- Demonstrated understanding of child protection issues and an ability to conduct risk and family assessments within a competency-based approach.
- Demonstrated experience in engaging and working with culturally and linguistically diverse children, young people and families in a way that is culturally responsive and appropriate
- Demonstrated experience in engaging and working with Aboriginal children, young people and families in a way that is culturally responsive and appropriate
- Demonstrated commitment to children and young people remaining with their own family provided they are safe.
- Ability to work flexible hours, including weekends.
- Ability to work as part of a team.
- Current driver’s license and willingness to transport families, children and young people.
- Interpersonal skills and characteristics will include warmth, flexibility, ability to think and act appropriately in crises, excellent communication skills and empathy
About the benefits
Uniting is proud to be an EEO employer. We support an inclusive approach in the workplace and celebrate our diversity, welcoming staff regardless of ethnicity, faith, sexual orientation, gender identity and lifestyle choices. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.
As well as the opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of others we are also offering:
- An attractive annual salary plus super with optional salary packaging available
- 35 hour working week
- Ongoing training & development
Employment with Uniting is subject to satisfactory background checks which may include a National Police Check and Reference Checks.