Therapeutic Child Protection Caseworker

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15 June 2021
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About the role:

Permanent position based is Cabramatta 

The therapeutic practitioner provides therapeutic family casework services using the Functional Family Therapy (FFT)-Child Welfare (CW) model to families referred by Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ) where there is physical abuse and neglect of a child aged 0-17 years. These children are considered to be at high risk of further escalation in the child protection system and entry into Out of Home Care (OOHC).

Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Work closely with the FFT-CW model consultants and DCJ you will carry a case load and deliver in the in-home services in line with the FFT-CW to families
  • Deliver services in a culturally inclusive and respectful manner to Aboriginal families and to families who come from a variety of cultural and linguistic backgrounds.
  • Contribute positively to the development of collaborative partnerships with DCJ in the region, and with other key organisations. 

Skills and experience:

  • Degree in Social Work or Psychology, or a related Bachelor’s Degree 
  • Strong knowledge of child protection and significant experience working with families at risk
  • Willingness to be trained and participate in all FFT-CW model components 
  • Proven experience managing a caseload working in family preservation and restoration programs 

 

We are bold, imaginative, respectful and compassionate.

Further to this we offer:

  • Ongoing professional and personal development opportunities across our varied service streams
  • Work within an organisation that has a positive impact on our clients and the communities in which they live
  • A focus on employee well-being, with regular reflective and practice supervision opportunities
  • Salary packaging benefits to receive up to $15,900 of your salary tax-free.

 

If you feel you have the passion and ability to make a real difference then please apply now! Or contact Alex Sullivan from Uniting’s Talent Acquisition Team on; 0466 801 937 / asullivan@uniting.org  for more information.

 

Employment with Uniting is subject to satisfactory background checks which will include a National Police, reference and Working with Children checks.

 

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