Coordinator- Permanency Support Program

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Port Macquarie and Mid North Coast
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About the role

This is a permanent full-time (35 hours / week) opportunity and will based in Port Macquarie

  • Inspiring and connecting, imagining and doing – join Uniting as we take real steps to make the world a  better place
  • Be part of a passionate and collaborative team advocating for children, young people, carers and families
  • This role is responsible for leading a team of Caseworkers and support staff to make a real difference in the delivery of quality, culturally appropriate, strengths based, trauma informed, collaborative casework services
  • In this role you will ensure that the PSP Caseworker team/s are delivering a contemporary, permanency and restoration focused PSP Practice Framework that implements a range of evidence based, trauma informed, culturally competent and responsive services to ensure that all children and young people are able to achieve permanency and are supported to meet their full potential
  • For more details refer to the attached job description

 

About Uniting’s Permanency Support Program

  • The Permanency Support Program (PSP) aims to give every child/young person a loving home, whether that be with parents, family, extended family or through guardianship, adoption or quality long term care
  • We provide culturally supported placement options for children and young people 0-18 years of age
  • PSP also provides a ‘light touch’ Aftercare service for young people 18-25 years who have left foster care and for the next 4 years will collaborate with Uniting’s Extended Care Pilot program team to provide holistic support to young people using the Advantage Thinking approach.

 

About you

  • Bachelor degree in Social Work, Psychology, or a related subject area.
  • Strong leadership qualities
  • Skilled decision maker for children’s best interests underpinned by a demonstrated commitment to hearing the voices of children and young people
  • Excellent communication and conflict resolution skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Knowledge and understanding of sector trends
  • Committed to compliance – legal, government and policy
  • Continuous improvement champion

 

Benefits and culture

Working to inspire people, enliven communities and confront injustice brings its own rewards, but there’s more

  • Welcoming you exactly as you are

·       Work you’ll be proud of

  • You’ll have access to a range of support and opportunities including –
    • Salary-packaging options
    • Wellbeing programs 
    • Learning and development opportunities 
    • Diverse and inclusive workplace
    • Flexible working arrangements
    • Regular supervision, support and team meetings

 

Should you have any questions, please contact Alex Sullivan from Uniting’s Talent Acquisition Team at asullivan@uniting.org 

Employment with Uniting is subject to satisfactory background checks, which include National Police Checks, Working with Children Checks and Reference Checks.  

 At Uniting we believe vaccination to be the best way to keep our employees and clients safe from COVID-19.  We require all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment.

Applications close: 11:55pm Wednesday 19th January 2022

 

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