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Regional Intake Worker

Wesley Mission
  • Wesley Brighter Futures program
  • Full-time permanent position
  • Based in Blacktown, covering the Nepean, Blacktown and Cumberland regions
  • Salary + car allowance + super + salary packaging benefits

About us

Wesley Mission is a high profile, multi-faceted Christian organisation making a real difference in the community. 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 role

The Brighter Futures program provides targeted support to vulnerable families with children aged 0-8 years to prevent them from escalating into the child-protection system.

We are looking for an outstanding Regional Intake Worker who is conscientious, reliable and motivated about making a difference. The successful candidate will represent the Brighter Futures program, as the frequent first point of contact for families, service providers, and the wider community ensuring that the Brighter Futures program is always presented as a professional and effective service.

All staff at Brighter Futures work hard to develop and maintain harmonious working relationships in an autonomous-supportive work environment where they are all trained to be the best in their field.

Essential criteria

  • Tertiary qualification(s) in Psychology, Counselling, Social Work, Social Science or related fields
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in working with families that involves the identification and analysation of safety and wellbeing concerns for children
  • Sound understanding of the range of issues faced by vulnerable children and families in Child Protection early intervention models of service provision
  • Proficiency in data management and high level of attention to detail
  • Ability to communicate appropriately at all levels of the organisation and with stakeholders
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work unsupervised as well as an effective team player with a positive can-do attitude

Desirable criteria

  • Working knowledge of the local child and family support sector for the area which you are applying
  • Experience in managing electronic files and databases

Remuneration

Salary and employment conditions are in accordance with the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010, Level 5, plus superannuation and salary packaging.

A position description is attached.

How to apply

Please submit a copy of your CV/resume and a cover letter addressing all the selection criteria. Please include the completed Wesley Mission Application for Employment. For further information, or to submit an application, please contact:

Email: BrighterFuturesRecruitment@wesleymission.org.au using the subject line: Regional Intake Worker application via EthicalJobs.

Only applications which address the essential criteria will be considered.

Closing date: Wednesday 3 June 2020, by 5pm.

Interviews will be held Monday 15 June 2020.

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

Preferred applicants will be requested to undergo an online psychometric test, prior to interview. 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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