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Caseworker – Brighter Futures Program in Kempsey

Apply now Job no: 984991
Work type: Fixed Term (Full Time)
Location: NSW
Categories: Community Services

  • Fixed Term FT Contract – Until June 2020
  • Excellent competitive salary and salary packaging benefits 
  • Kempsey Location

About Us

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

The Brighter Futures Program provides targeted support to vulnerable children and families from 0 - 8 to prevent their issues from escalating.  We currently have a vacancy for a skilled Case Worker to join our dynamic and motivated team.

A component of your role will be providing home visits which also includes travelling between sites. This is a fantastic program, that makes a real difference in children’s and their families lives. If you have similar experience and a good understanding of mental health and domestic violence, come and join our close knit team.

Your key responsibilities will to:

  • Provide intensive case management to families with children between the ages of 0 – 8 years. Work with families in a strengths-based approach in order to prevent and reduce child abuse and neglect in participating families.
  • Provide families with support that is focused on parental vulnerability, specifically the impact of domestic violence, mental health issues, drug or alcohol misuse, parent/s’ learning difficulty or intellectual disability and/or a lack of parenting skills or inadequate supervision.
  • Parents are supported to implement strategies and develop the necessary skills and resources to increase the safety of their children at home.
  • Deliver sessional, group based and issues focussed parenting programs to enhance parents’ competence by building their knowledge, parenting skills and confidence.
  • Provide one-to-one structured and sustained support and skill development to parents in the home environment through the delivery of home visiting programs.

Requirements for Success

  • Tertiary Qualification and / or relevant experience in the human services industry.
  • Experience in case management and the delivery of living skills and / or parenting programs
  • Knowledge and understanding of issues facing vulnerable families and their children.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Current Driver’s Licence.
  • Senior First Aid Certificate

As part of our Employment screening process you will be required to undertake a National Criminal History Check if you haven’t completed one in the last 12 months.

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 Job Description via Download File Community Service Employees Level 3.pdf

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

Applications close midnight, Friday 26th of April 2019.

 

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