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Case Worker Family Preservation Lightning Ridge or Walgett

Apply now Job no: 988666
Work type: Permanent (Full Time)
Location: NSW
Categories: Community Services

  • Full time| 38 hours per week
  • Location:Can be based Lightning Ridge or Walgett NSW 
  • Make a meaningful difference to the lives of Australians in need

Life at Mission Australia 

When you join the team at Mission Australia, you become part of a community who are determined to end homelessness and ensure people in need can thrive. United by our Christian purpose and values, we stand together with anyone who needs us, for as long as they need us. Find out more about us and our purpose

Your Opportunity

The Family Preservation Program (formerly known as Brighter Futures) provides targeted support to vulnerable children aged 0 -17 and families 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 to families in Lightning Ridge and surrounding areas. This is a program that makes a real difference in children’s and their families lives. In this rewarding role you will provide targeted support to vulnerable children and families to ensure that children are healthy and safe and families provide safe, nurturing environments.

Your key responsibilities will to:

  • Provide intensive case management to families with children and young people
  • Focus on parental vulnerability, specifically the impact of domestic violence, mental health issues, drug or alcohol misuse.
  • Support parents to implement strategies and develop the necessary skills and resources.
  • Deliver sessional, group based and issues focused parenting programs to enhance parents’ competence.
  • Facilitate access to quality children’s services to assist families to achieve healthy child development.
  • Work in partnership with DCJ to engage families who are at Risk of Significant Harm.

Requirements for Success

  • Tertiary qualifications 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
  • Current NSW Driver’s License
  • Current Working With Children check for NSW
  • Computer literate
  • Evidence of Covid 19 Vaccination

Before starting work with us, you will need to undertake a national police history check, qualifications and referee checks, and have a clearance to work with children/vulnerable people. 

Our culture 

Our innovative and inclusive culture will ensure you feel valued at Mission Australia as you help Australians in need and develop in your career.  

We’re committed to the safety and wellbeing of each other and the people we serve. 

We recognise and respect diversity. So, whoever you are, if you’re skilled and actively support our purpose and values, you would be welcome at Mission Australia. 

Find out more about a career with Mission Australia

If you have a disability and need support, please email talentattraction@missionaustralia.com.au

Your benefits 

  • Rewarding work – every day you know you’re making a real difference 
  • Not-for-profit salary packaging, reducing your tax (details via AccessPay)  
  • Generous discounts with health insurance and major retailers  
  • Free external, confidential counselling and access to chaplaincy support

How to apply  

View the Position Description  Download File FPP Case Worker L3.pdf  and click “Apply now”. We will respond to your application. 

Applications are shortlisted as they are received. Please apply as soon as possible to be considered. Thank you 

 

 

 

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Please be advised Mission Australia does not accept unsolicited resumes. Mission Australia will not recognise an entitlement to an introduction or placement fee unless the Agency has been briefed by a member of the Recruitment team on a specific position for which we have requested candidates. Note we are not considering additions to our list of Panel Suppliers.

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Founding Purpose - 'Inspired by Jesus Christ, Mission Australia exists to meet human need and to spread the knowledge of the love of God'