Community Support Worker (Family Support Services)

Expression of Interest

Community Support Worker

  • Location: Shoalhaven and Illawarra

  • Casual

Working at William Campbell Foundation is more than a job. Everyday you have the opportunity to make a positive difference for children and young people. 

Program and Position Overview

 

William Campbell Foundation (WCF) is a not for profit Christian organisation that provides a range of services, including permanency support programs for children and young people. Additionally, WCF delivers therapeutic services to children, young people, individuals and families.

 

WCF is committed to child safe practices and permanency outcomes for children and young people in care to provide a positive, safe and healing experience that addresses trauma, attachment, self-regulation, culture and community needs.

The position of Community Support Worker provides quality, consistent and appropriate wrap around services supporting children, young people and families including the supervision of family time, transport, mentoring and family preservation within our Family Support Service.  

Key Position Responsibilities 

  • Providing quality and safe services including the supervision of family contacts, ensuring a trauma informed, culturally sensitive approach to the needs of children, young people and their families. 

  • Providing safe transport of children and young people, which may include to and from appointments, school, birth family contact or other.

  • Positive role modeling and mentoring for children and young people, ensuring consistent, appropriate and positive activities designed to build resilience and relationships. 

  • Assisting in the preservation of families where there is a risk of children and young people coming into care, however there are identified strengths to prevent this happening. This may include assisting with appointments, routines and therapeutic behaviour support.

  • Demonstrating a comprehensive understanding of child development, including knowledge of the context and impact of issues arising from children and young people being removed from their family and significant others.

  • Providing educational support for children during periods of suspension or inability to attend formal education. 

  • Working with children and young people to mentor and support growth in areas including social and independent living skills. 

  • Providing support to care placements during times of increased instability, with focus on meeting both the child and carers needs. 
     

 

William Campbell Foundation is proud to be a dynamic and supportive agency, offering:

  • Collaborative and committed Management and Staff

  • Free confidential counselling services through an Employee Assistance Program

  • Resources and Supports to help you achieve great outcomes for the people we work with.

  • An opportunity to be the difference for children, young people, families and individuals

  • Regular and ongoing training and upskilling to assist you in personal development

How to Apply

If this sounds like the position for you, we require;

  • A Cover Letter

  • Up to date Resume, including details of current position (if applicable)

  • A complete and detailed response to the Selection Criteria below, informing WCF on how you are able to demonstrate your ability to meet the required criteria

At William Campbell Foundation, we take pride in our respectful and diverse workplace culture, which supports and creates opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people for the benefit of children, young people, individuals and families and our workforce. We value the unique skills, experience and knowledge that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people contribute to the workplace, and encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply for roles within our organisation.

 

We are committed to being an equal opportunity employer. All applicants who meet the criteria will receive equal consideration for employment, without regard to race, age, gender, marital status, sexuality, religion, disability, age, or political opinions.

Employment Package

Community Support 
Services Worker

Apply Now!

Applications are to be submitted through the link below. 

Please ensure you reference the role you are applying for in the application form. 

Need more information?

If you would like any further information, please contact jobs@wcfoundation.org.au or phone Phoebe Tough

on 1300 000 WCF
or 0436 697 928.

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