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Permanency Support Program 

Caseworker

Dapto

Applications close 24th February 2020

Permanency Support Caseworker

  • Location: Dapto

  • 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. 

 

William Campbell Foundation prides itself on a 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. 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.

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 Family and Community Services (FaCS), 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 modelling 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

 

To be eligible for this role:

  • You have administration experience with a desirable Certificate or Diploma in Community Services and/or relevant experience in working which children, young people, families and individuals.

  • You display a high level of attention to detail and have a keen desire to learn.

  • You will have experience in logistical preparation for meetings, conferences and minute taking.  

  • You will be able to support the currency and accuracy of records and the ability to detail interactions clearly and concisely.

  • You are a team player, able to work at an exciting pace, while also able to self-motivate to meet deadlines and KPI’s.

  • You will have a collaborative approach to your work, with a desire to meet outcomes for the people we work with.

  • You will be able to apply personal expertise in the use of electronic records systems and database record keeping.

  • You will have experience in working with Outlook email and the MS Office suite, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

  • You have a current drivers licence and clear Working with Children and Criminal Record check

 

How to Apply

  • A Cover Letter

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

  • 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

Selection Criteria

Examples should be provided where available. 

  1. Minimum Diploma in relevant field and at least two years experience in working with children, young people and/or families.

  2. Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of issues that affect Aboriginal or CALD communities and the ability to use culturally sensitive practice. 

  3. Demonstrated current knowledge and understanding of the context and impact of issues arising for children, young people and their families when children and young people are placed in out of home care.

  4. Demonstrated understanding of the importance of identifying and improving outcomes for children, young people and their families including permanency and stability.

  5. Demonstrated experience and ability to work within conflict and crisis situations.

  6. Demonstrated adaptable and high level communication skills, including both verbal and written communication (must detail capacity to ensure all reporting and documentation will be kept up to date).

  7. Demonstrated ability to self-motivate and work independently, as well as working cohesively as part of a team.

  8. Working knowledge of current child protection legislation in NSW.

  9. Current Drivers license and vehicle with comprehensive motor vehicle insurance available for use where required.

  10. William Campbell Foundations values are Compassion, Christianity, Accountability, Respect, Reflection and Stability. What do these values mean to you and how would you embed these into your everyday practice?

Applications close Monday 24th February 2020

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Applications are to be submitted through the link below. 

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

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Employment Package

PSP Caseworker

Dapto