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Senior Case Worker - Intensive Family Support

Uniting WA

About the role

This position provides case management and facilitates intensive family support delivery to vulnerable children and families where there are significant child protection concerns, working with families to develop the family's skills and abilities and strengthen family relationships.

This role is a full-time 12 month contract based in Fremantle with travel to Rockingham (a pool vehicle is available for work purposes).

Uniting WA recognises Aboriginality as a genuine qualification for this position under 50D of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984. To apply, you must be of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander decent, identify as such, and be recognised by the community.

About you

To be successful you will need to demonstrate:

  • Experience working with children, young people and families who have been engaged with the child protection and out of home care system and are experiencing multiple vulnerabilities.
  • Strong working knowledge of strengths-based practice, child development, attachment, trauma theory and how these relate to children, young people and their families who are engaged with the child protection and/or out of home care system.
  • Experience and understanding of Aboriginal culture and the impacts of the Stolen Generation
  • Proven ability to develop collaborative proactive relationships across the sector, particularly with the Department for Child protection
  • High levels of competency in all areas of communication including preparation of written documents and reports, chairing and leading meetings, resolving conflict, and actively engaging with people of varying ages and backgrounds.
  • Demonstrated administrative skills including computer literacy and capacity to maintain case files and statistical data as required

You will also need

  • Tertiary qualifications in a relevant discipline, coupled with professional experience and skills that are linked to the key competencies of the role
  • Experience in a similar type role
  • Case management experience
  • The ability to obtain a national police clearance , working with children check and a current WA drivers licence.

Working with Uniting

At Uniting, we exist to inspire people, enliven communities and confront injustice.

We act with impact. We work to address the causes of vulnerability and disadvantage, and we stand for a just society where individuals and communities are valued and connected

As an organisation, we celebrate our diversity and welcome all people regardless of ethnicity, faith, age, disability, culture, language, gender identity, or sexual orientation.

We're a not-for-profit community services organisation of the Uniting Church Western Australia and part of the UnitingCare Australia network.

How to Apply

Please apply providing a covering letter addressing the competencies required for the position, together with current resume.

Enquiries can be directed to Tara Seaward, Practice Lead Strengthening Families on 0428 726 825.

A position description outlining further details will be available at https://unitingwa.org.au/join-the-team/.

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