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Caseworker - Future Planning Consultant - Coffs Harbour and Ballina

Wesley Mission

Wesley Take Charge of Your Life

  • Part-time role, 30 hours per week
  • Based in Coffs Harbour and Ballina
  • Fully maintained vehicle and generous salary packaging benefits

About us

Wesley Mission is a high profile, multi-faceted Christian organisation making a real difference in the community. We work with the most disadvantaged in our community by providing over 200 services ranging from aged care, homeless services, child and family care, counselling, employment, training and education, and health services.

Our Vision is “Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can.”

About the program

Take Charge of Your Life supports young people aged 15+ in future planning and preparing for leaving care. As a ‘wrap around service’ we work closely with the case management teams to ensure young people are supported as they transition into adulthood and leave the out-of-home care system.

About the role

The role works alongside a team of Case Managers who support young people in out-of-home care. You will undertake Assessment of Living Skills with young people and support them to set and achieve their goals. The Future Planning Consultant will oversee the development and finalisation of the Leaving Care Plans ensuring that young people receive all their entitlements and have their future needs addressed.

This position supports clients and case management teams located throughout the mid and north coast of NSW - Coffs Harbour/Grafton and Ballina. As such, the role involves extensive travel and a fully maintained motor vehicle is included as part of the package.

Essential criteria

  • Degree in Social Work, Social Welfare, Psychology or related discipline including Youth Work
  • Experience working with young people (15-25 years)
  • Ability to communicate effectively and work independently and as part of a team
  • Demonstrated ability to liaise, network and maintain relationships with key stakeholders in the Take Charge of Your Life program
  • Ability to relate empathetically to the needs of disadvantaged people and those operating in crisis
  • Ability to think creatively about supporting the needs of young people and implementing living skills programs
  • Availability to work flexible hours including evenings and some weekends
  • Current unrestricted driver’s licence

Desirable criteria

  • Experience working in out-of-home care, particularly with young people transitioning out of care
  • Experience in teaching or assisting young people to learn living skills
  • Experience in writing Leaving Care Plans

Remuneration

Salary and employment conditions are in accordance with the Social, Community, Home Care & Disability Services Industry Award 2010 (SCHADS), Level 5 Pay Point 1-3, along with generous salary packaging benefits. The position also includes the use of a fully maintained vehicle.

For further information, please contact:

Rita Karraz
Phone: 0437 533 853
Email: rita.karraz@wesleymission.org.au

Wesley Mission is a Christian organisation requiring all staff to affirm its values. We are committed to providing an environment in which children can feel safe and valued.

The suitable applicant will be subject to the relevant pre-employment checks for appointment to positions within Wesley Mission (including provision of a valid Working with Children Check clearance number). Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

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