Identified Aboriginal Caseworker
IDENTIFIED ABORIGINAL CASEWORKER
Location: Multiple locations throughout Sydney (mainly Western Sydney)
Salary: $72,000 – $79,000 depending on experience + Super + Salary Packaging
*Aboriginal candidates preferred, however non-identifying candidates with relevant experience will also be considered*
The role of Aboriginal Caseworker is responsible for working with children and young people and their families within a program such as OOHC or Family Restoration. The role is open to candidates who identify as Aboriginal…those who do not identify will also be considered, however you must have strong experience working with Indigenous communities, in particular children and families, and ideally within the space of a realm such as OOHC or Family Restoration or Family Preservation. You will maintain primary relationships with managers and all other team members, as well as children, young people, birth families and relevant NSW Community Services child protection teams and external stakeholders. You will undertake all necessary casework to support case plans, and you will be able to demonstrate a commitment to best-practice casework. This is a position responsible for achieving best possible outcomes for Aboriginal children, young people and their birth families.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Work intensively with children, young people and vulnerable families to meet their case plan goals
- Undertake and meet all case management responsibilities in relation to individual children and young people and their birth families.
- Maintain regular, effective and meaningful contact with children and young people, families and key stakeholders.
- Participate in case plan meeting and family led decision-making processes such as Family Group Conferencing (FGC) if required
- Ensure that case plan goals are regularly reviewed and facilitate the attendance of all key stakeholders at relevant meetings and reviews.
- Network with appropriate stakeholders to establish relationships and ensure case plan goals are met. Where appropriate coordinate referrals to services
- Attend monthly group clinical supervision to ensure best practice service delivery.
- NSW Driver’s Licence
- Clear National Police Check
- Ideally identify as Aboriginal, but non-identifying candidates will also be considered
- Must have strong previous experience working with Aboriginal communities, including children and families
- Willingness to undergo a Working With Children’s Check
- Experience working with OOHC and Child Protection would be ideal
If you are interested in this role and meet the above requirements, please apply via Seek or email your resume to [email protected] or, alternatively, for a confidential chat about the role please call 0421 205 113.
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