Employment opportunity: Aboriginal Family Preservation Services Case Worker

Central Coast location
Full time
Great salary packaging options
Flexible work environment

The Role:

Bungree Aboriginal Associations’ Aboriginal Family Preservation Services (AFPS) is an intensive program to assist eligible families that are a) at risk of having their child or children removed, or b) those needing intensive intervention to facilitate reunification and the safe return of children from out of home care to their families.
The case worker role is a core program component that is important to providing integrated and coordinated services, tailored to address parental vulnerabilities and keep children and young person’s safe in their home.

The case worker’s scope of work is undertaken in an ethical, collaborative, transparent, respectful and culturally responsive manner and always prioritises the child and young person’s safety, welfare and wellbeing.

The case workers role is aligned with Bungree policy and guidelines, and the successful applicant is required to:

• Apply a child-focused and strengths-based approach to practice.
• Build relationships and work collaboratively with families, children and young people, other services and professionals.
• Ensure services and supports provided to families are tailored and do not duplicate other universal and/or specialist services the family may access.
• Have the appropriate tertiary qualifications, experience, skills and current evidence-based practice knowledge to perform their role.
• Hold a Working with Children check (WWCC) clearance or have a current application.
• Hold a current National Police Criminal record check clearance.
• Respect the privacy of children, young people and their families.
• Access/consult with a dedicated Aboriginal identified position.
• Build their cultural capacity and capability.
• Participate in professional supervision.

The successful applicant will work within funding and legislative guidelines and services will be delivered in accordance with the Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Act 1998 and the Community Welfare Act 1987 and associated regulation. This requires DCJ and the community to work with families and the wider community to minimise the risk of significant (ROSH) harm to children and young people.

The successful applicant will work closely with the Team Leader making decisions regarding the utilisation, management and evaluation of resources in those areas for which the position is responsible.

About You:

You will have demonstrated experience and qualifications in delivering outcomes based services that have consistently achieved performance targets, as well as demonstrated experience delivering multi-faceted human services programs in the child protection sector.

Essential Requirements:

• Qualifications – Certificate IV Community Services or equivalent
• Confirmation of Aboriginality
• Flu Shot – Bungree is a mandatory flu shot workplace (if for medical reasons you cannot get the flu shot please provide evidence)
• COVID-19 Vaccinations – Bungree is a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination workplace (if for medical reasons you cannot get the COVID shot please provide evidence)
• National Police Check
• Working with Children’s Check
• Drivers Licence

Working with us:

• Great team environment and organisational support
• Access to our Employee Assistance Program
• Safe and inclusive culture
• Professional development opportunities
• Supportive leadership

Apply Now:

We welcome applications from all suitable candidates and request that you provide a current copy of your resume and a cover letter telling us why you would like to work with Bungree Aboriginal Association, highlighting your suitability based on the role requirements and skills mentioned above.

Applications and resumes can be addressed to:

Jan Marsden
Principal HR Advisor
Standard Candle HR

Applications close 8th December 2022