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Case Worker – Exciting Position at Junaa Buwa!

Apply now Job no: 984979
Work type: Fixed Term (Full Time)
Location: NSW
Categories: Community Services

  • Length of Fixed Term FT Contract – Until June 2020
  • NFP Salary Packaging + Shift Loading
  • Coffs Harbour NSW

About Us

Mission Australia is a non-denominational Christian charity that has been helping vulnerable Australians move towards independence for more than 160 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

Junaa Buwa - Centre for Youth Well-being (CYWB) provides a safe place for change for young people who are clients of Juvenile Justice and whose established use of alcohol and other drugs places them at risk of significant harm. We assist by providing holistic residential rehabilitation and treatment for 12 weeks followed by aftercare for 3 months.

Work as part of a dynamic team providing holistic case management support to Juvenile Justice clients aged 13 - 18 from across NSW in our residential rehab service in Coffs Harbour. (A copy of the position description is provided below).

Your key responsibilities will to:

  • Provide youth-friendly support for all program participants, including goal setting, informal counselling and referrals to other community agencies as required
  • Manage all aspects of client-focussed casework plan delivery, including assessments, evaluations, and client advocacy
  • Develop and maintain strong professional relationships with service providers whereby enhancing client outcomes
  • Maintain accurate client information records and other associated administrative tasks with the Program Manager, e.g., medication management, audits, and statistical analysis review
  • Complete timely monthly, quarterly and annual reports
  • Collaboratively address issues facing clients

Requirements for Success

  • University Degree holder or a relevant Associate Diploma or certificate with relevant experience or other appropriate qualification/experience acceptable to Mission Australia.
  • Alternatively possesses experience attained through previous experience at Mission Australia and/or study of an equivalent level of expertise.
  • Has a sound understanding of Mission Australia’s Values and Code of Conduct and applies these in their role when interacting with other internal and external stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain sustainable internal and external relationships.
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver single stream training programs under the direction of a senior employee.

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 & 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.

To ensure our employees feel valued, empowered and celebrated we provide a range of employee benefits including:

  • NFP salary packaging benefits reducing taxable income (details via Advantage)
  • Discounted childcare rates with participating centres
  • Generous discounts with hotels, travel insurance and major retailers
  • Free, confidential counselling services via our EAP
  • Discounted health care with Medibank Private

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.

As such, if you require any adjustments to submit your application, we invite you to get in touch via  phone on (02) 9219 2016.

Next Steps

To be considered for this opportunity, please click ‘apply’ and send your cover letter and resume today.

For more information, feel free to view the Position Description via Download File Caseworker - Junaa Buwa Community Service Employees Level 3.pdf

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

Applications close midnight, Thursday 25th of April 2019.

 

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