- Job posted on: 9th Apr 2021
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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.”
Wesley Mission has a real mission – to reach out to a community with real needs. Through witness, work and with the help of supporters we can turn lives around for good. As part of Wesley’s Community and Family Care group, the Youth Drug and Alcohol Caseworker is funded by HNE Health to provide information / referral, education, specialist casework and group work interventions to young people in Newcastle and the Hunter. This includes provision of AOD early and brief intervention and harm minimisation activities for young people aged 12-25 years in the Newcastle and Lower Hunter regions. Our service is based out of Newcastle and includes:
The Youth Drug and Alcohol Caseworker will provide service via one-on-one short to long term interventions, group and community events to young people 12-25 years who need information, assessment and treatment interventions for Alcohol and other Drugs.
Wesley Mission provides regular supervision and support for all staff as well as a range of opportunities for professional development and staff benefits. This is a child-related position and preferred applicants will be required to undergo a Working with Children Check and criminal record history check.
The Wesley Child, Youth and Family team is committed to ensuring our workforce reflects the communities we work within. Whilst not a requirement, we strongly encourage people from the following background/s to apply:
Salary and employment conditions are in accordance with the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010, Level 4, with capacity for salary packaging. Superannuation is paid in addition at 9.5%.
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.
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.