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Family Support Worker

Warragamba Silverdale Neighbourhood Centre

Warragamba Silverdale Neighbourhood Centre operates two non-for profit programs- Family Support Program and Community Development. Along with these two programs we manage an Occasional Day Care Centre, Before and After School Program-OOSH and a Vacation Care Program which supports communities within the Warragamba Silverdale area.

As a Family Support Worker in the Warragamba/Silverdale area you will be providing effective and high quality early intervention services to children and their families. You will work collaboratively alongside other services within our Centre. You will be an advocate for the clients who are referred and will offer them professional and informed advice on issues such as social wellbeing, employment and parenting. You will be required to work with local community networks as required for effective case management. You will seek appropriate referral services and support clients as they transition into other services. You will be competent maintaining accurate and quality documentation and ensure that all files are managed to a high standard. You will be confident engaging with a variety of stakeholders and have the ability to maintain professional and positive relationships.

You will be required to produce information to the Department of Communities and Justice in line with their data collection requirements

You will be encouraged to demonstrate leadership in the position and take ownership of your personnel development along with the opportunity to attend a range of training opportunities in line with your role

Essential Criteria

  • Tertiary qualifications in an appropriate area e.g., social work, social science, welfare, psychology, education or related discipline
  • Experience with DCJ TEI Reforms and programs
  • Experience operating DEX program
  • Experience working in a similar program
  • Experience in Case Management and knowledge of Child Protection legislation and guidelines
  • Experience in data entry and meeting deadlines
  • Proficient in using computer program Word, Excel, Publisher etc
  • Experience in developing programs relevant to the needs of the target group
  • Experience working within a budget
  • Experience in group work and delivering parenting programs
  • Current NSW driver’s license and fully comprehensively insured motor vehicle
  • Police check and Working With Children Check

What you'll get in return

  • Opportunity to be part of an amazing Not For Profit organisation
  • Work in a highly rewarding and varied role
  • Competitive hourly rate
  • Work in a supportive team environment

A position description is attached.

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