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Integrated Family Support Worker

Apply now Job no: 984534
Work type: Fixed Term (Part Time)
Location: TAS
Categories: Community Services, Health Services - Psychologists & Counselling

  • Fixed Term Contract until June 2021
  • Part time, 30.4 hours per week, Monday to Thursday
  • Location:  Rosny Park

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 build child, family and community capacity by providing support and informal counselling within a managed case plan to families at risk.  In addition, you will promote the safety, stability and well-being of vulnerable children, young people and their families.   Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Develop strong rapport with clients over the phone and face to face in order to gain their trust and allow the provision of assistance
  • Conduct introductory meetings/conversations with families to determine needs, issues, hopes and preferences etc. and complete all required service paperwork
  • Schedule and conduct ongoing case management sessions with whole families or individuals that is intervention goal focused
  • Monitor the level of risk to the children
  • Conduct ongoing assessment of the needs of the family to determine the continuing need for counselling services and referral to other services as needed
  • Develop strong relationships with key external stakeholders including other service providers, community service workers and government agencies

Position Requirements

  • A Degree or Diploma in Social Work/Social Science or a minimum of three years’ experience in a similar role
  • Demonstrated experience in engaging and working therapeutically with children and families
  • Demonstrated understanding of infant, child and adolescent development
  • Ability to network and develop effective working relationships
  • Computer Literacy in a Windows environment and other document management systems
  • Current and valid driver’s license
  • A senior First Aid Certificate
  • Willingness to undertake a Police and Working with Children check.

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 Integrated Family Support Worker (IFSS).docx

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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