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Aftercare Community Support Worker –Triple Care Farm Withdrawal Program

Apply now Job no: 984484
Work type: Fixed Term (Full Time)
Location: NSW
Categories: Community Services

  • Fixed term contract until June 2021
  • Full- time, 38 hours per week, Monday to Friday
  • Location:  Robertson

About Mission Australia

Mission Australia is a non-denominational Christian charity that has been helping vulnerable Australians move towards independence for more than 155 years.

Every day we support people nationwide by combatting homelessness, assisting disadvantaged families and children, addressing mental health issues, fighting substance dependencies and much more.

We're generously supported by our funders, partners and tens of thousands of everyday Australians, who make the work of our tireless volunteers and staff possible.

Your Opportunity                    

In this role you will support young people to transition from Triple Care Farm Withdrawal program to further treatment or to the community. You will provide ongoing community support for young people for up to six months.

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Assess the placement needs of young persons including ongoing treatment accommodation, employment, training, social and emotional needs
  • With the young person, develop an individual case plan that identifies the long term placement needs and provide practical support required to follow up the goals identified
  •  Assist young people to identify treatment and/or accommodation choices, supporting young people to identifying where they would like to go after completing their program
  • Assist in the placement needs of each young person including referral onto further AOD treatment services, accommodation, training, education, and other special support services
  • Participate in relevant Case Conferences and meetings to contribute to the ongoing assessment, linking placement goals to the Individual Case Plan and encouragement in transitioning towards placement and integrated care
  • Maintain regular contact with young people in the aftercare program and with key stakeholders identified in their individual case plan. This contact includes face to face, telephone, email and social media as identified in individual case plans
  • Partnerships are developed with service providers across a spectrum of service types to be able to link young people with services in the community. Where appropriate formal partnership agreements are developed

Position Requirements

To be successful in this role, you will need to possess:

  • Certificate IV or equivalent or higher qualification in the field of youth work, Alcohol and Other Drugs, Mental Health or relevant health/human services field
  • Demonstrated experience in case management
  • Knowledge of mental health issues, substance use treatment and working with youth as well as the non-government alcohol and other drugs, mental health and youth sectors
  • Proven ability to relate to young people with complex needs
  • Proven ability to network with other agencies
  • Fluent computer skills in Microsoft Office packages
  • Current unrestricted NSW Driver’s license

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.

Culture and Benefits:

A career with Mission Australia will offer you rewarding experiences to make a difference to the lives of Australians in need. We have an innovative and supportive culture guided by our values of compassion, integrity, respect, perseverance and celebration.

  • 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 (conditions apply)
  • Employee discounts with hotels, travel insurance, and major retailers: Coles, Harvey Norman, Apple, Dell & many more
  • Free, confidential counselling service
  • Volunteering opportunities

Click "APPLY NOW" noting applications closes midnight 20th November, 2018.

Download File DMP Aftercare Support Worker PD.doc

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

Diversity & Inclusion

Mission Australia is an inclusive employer. We celebrate our diversity and strive to reflect contemporary Australian society and all the communities in which we work, in order to better serve our clients. We welcome and encourage applications from Women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse people, People with Disability, Sexually and Gender Diverse people, people with lived experience of adversity and from people of all ages.

 

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