Permanency Support Program Caseworker

Expression of Interest

Application close 10th May 2021

Permanency Support Program Caseworker

  • Location: Shoalhaven and Illawarra

  • Full time

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.

Our Permanency Support Program investigates and fosters the implementation of quality permanency placement options for children and young people, including adoption, restoration and guardianship.  The ultimate aim of the Permanency Support Program is to achieve permanency, change, safety and protection for Children and Young People that improves cultural, social, emotional, health and educational outcomes. 

Key Position Responsibilities 

  • Assessing and case managing the complex individual needs of children and young people, their natural families and Carers using a culturally responsible, therapeutic and trauma informed approach.

  • Understanding and working within the ARC Therapeutic Model and associated theories, with support from WCF’s Clinical team. 

  • Working collaboratively with Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ), as well as other stakeholders, in identifying, supporting and achieving permanent outcomes for children in line with the permanent placement principles defined in the Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Act 1998.

  • Ongoing work with families and carers to identify areas of safety risk or concern for children and young people, using strengths based approaches in line with best practice and legislative frameworks.

  • The modeling of ethical and appropriate casework practices that are responsive to the changing needs of children, young people, families and individuals.

  • Supporting a strong focus on ensuring children and young people are actively participating in planning and decision making processes.

  • Competence and confidence with both written and verbal communication with a demonstrated ability to adapt language to meet the audience need.

  • Ability to remain calm in crisis to provide intervention and support for children, young people, families and carers, including managing the needs of children and young people with challenging behaviours.

  • Having 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.

  • Working with a diverse range of children, young people, families and individuals including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and CALD communities.

 

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

  • Generous remuneration with salary sacrifice options, reducing taxable income

  • 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

Applications close Monday 10th May 2021

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

Permanency Support Program Caseworker

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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