About the Program
Brighter Futures is a voluntary, targeted program for families experiencing challenges that impact on their ability to care for their children. Brighter Futures provide families with support and services to help address the struggles they are facing, and recognise that supporting families before a crisis improves family resilience, promotes healthy child development, and reduces harm to children.
This is a full time, permanent position based in Campbelltown.
About the Opportunity
This role is responsible for providing long term, culturally responsive case work to vulnerable families with children aged 0 to 9 years living in South West Sydney.
As a Case Worker your role will be to evaluate referrals, coordinate and implement therapeutic family support groups and provide individual and group support to parents and children. This role requires a passionate and sensitive professional to work collaboratively within our team to build parenting and family capacity. You need to have a sound understanding of child protection, assessment skills, strong communication and the ability to build positive working relationships. You will be working with families to ensure their homes are safe, supportive and nurturing.
- Provide intake and assessment of families into the program.
- Provide support for families to set and achieve their goals through home visiting, advocacy, life skills, child development, parenting, routines, budgeting.
- Deliver evidence based parenting programs.
- Assist families to connect socially in the local community.
- Provide culturally responsive and strengths based support to families in all aspects of service provision.
What you need to succeed
- Relevant tertiary level qualifications including social sciences, welfare or other areas of study relevant to the role.
- Minimum of 3 years’ experience working with children and families using a strengths-based approach.
- Demonstrated understanding of the principals of early intervention.
- Demonstrated understanding of child protection issues and the ability to identify and address these issues with families when required
- Experience of working with diversity including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and culturally and linguistically diverse families.
- Proven communication skills and the ability to identify needs, strengths and potential risks.
- Must hold a current WWCC and Drivers licence
- Understanding of Equal Employment Opportunity, WH&S and a willingness to embrace diversity.
Applications close on Tuesday, 28 September 2021 at 11:59pm.
Should you have any questions, please contact Soraya Kauhiva from Uniting’s Talent Acquisition Team on; 0466 801 937 for more information.
Employment with Uniting is subject to satisfactory background checks, which include National Police Checks, Working with Children Checks and Reference Checks.