Community Support Worker (Family Support Services)
Expressions of Interest
Community Support Worker
Location: Shoalhaven and Illawarra
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:
Resources and Supports to help you achieve great outcomes for the people we work with including Clinical, Family Support Services and Wellbeing and Support
Collaborative and committed Management and Staff
Free confidential counselling services through an Employee Assistance Program
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 located in the Employment Package, 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or phone Alicia Morris
on 1300 000 WCF.
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