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PT Family Support Worker (4 Days) - Assist and Support the Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Program

Apply now Job no: 980355
Work type: Fixed Term (Part Time)
Location: NSW
Categories: Community Services

  • Fixed Term Contract (Until June 2018-Possible Extension) 
  • Part time, 30.4 hours (4 days)
  • Nowra Location

About Mission Australia

Mission Australia is a Christian community service organisation with a nationwide team of over 2,900 that helps people to regain their independence. 

We reduce homelessness and strengthen communities through homelessness initiatives and affordable housing, early learning and youth services, family support, and employment and skills development. 

Together, we stand with Australians in need until they can stand for themselves. 

About the role

The Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Program comprises a range of initiatives to assist grandparent headed families to develop their parenting skills, confidence and self-esteem, so that their grandchildren are able to develop to their full potential.

Provide support and assistance to families through case management and complimentary services. (A copy of the position description is provided below).

Duties

  • Client Support
    • Facilitate Support groups in Ulladulla and Nowra and Shellharbour
    • Working with families in a strength-based approach in order to reduce and prevent social isolation in families
    • Support Homework Club and provide Holiday programs and Youth activities.
    • Lead in the setting up of the Shellharbour Grandparent support group.
  • Participate in direct supervision with Program Manager and various Case Worker meetings to discuss the clients and the program
  • Prepare and submit relevant daily/weekly/monthly reports, timesheets and required data in accordance to MA policy
  • Perform duties in accordance with Mission Australia WHS policies and procedures. Participate in education and training programs designed to advance employee knowledge and awareness levels

Qualifications & experience

  • Relevant Tertiary qualifications and/or relevant experience
  • Experience in Case Management and Youth Work
  • Knowledge and understanding of issues facing vulnerable families and their children
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Experience in using Microsoft Office Suite
  • Senior First Aid or willing to obtain
  • Drivers Licence

As part of our Employment screening process you will be required to undertake a National criminal history check.

In addition there is a requirement to possess a current Working with Children check or apply if you do not already hold one. It is unlawful for prohibited persons to apply for work with children, and, as such, prohibited persons cannot apply for this role.

Benefits  

  • Not for Profit Salary Packaging benefits which reduces your taxable income (details via Advantage)
  • Discounted health care with Medibank Private
  • Purchase additional annual leave
  • Discounted childcare rates of up to 15% at participating Centres
  • Employee discounts with hotels, travel insurance, and major retailers: Coles, Harvey Norman, Apple, Dell & many more
  • Free, confidential counselling service

Click "APPLY NOW" noting applications close COB Tuesday 23rd January 2018.

For further information regarding working with us visit Working for Mission Australia.

 Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Worker PD Dec 2016.docx

Mission Australia is dedicated to increasing opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. Learn about our Reconciliation Action Plan

 

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