Community Worker

  • Base/Location:Njernda Family Services 103-137 Hare St, Echuca
  • Reports To:Manager Family Services
  • Hours:Full-time (37.5 hour week)
  • Award:Award SCHADS Award Level 4 (Social Worker Class 2)
  • Position Scope:

    The aim of Community Worker is to provide place-based support to children and young people in the outreach component of the hub, strengthening the child/ren or young people’s connection to community supports. The role will focus on working across different settings to support the child/ren or young people in promoting life skills, and engagement in education and or employment

Organisational Values

• Professional Integrity
We treat all our people with dignity and respect
• Quality
We always strive to do our best and improve the way we do things.
• Responsibility
We commit to the actions we take to achieve the best possible outcome for our clients.
• Client Focus
We work toward improving the health and wellbeing of our clients and community.

Key Responsibilities

• Provide intensive outreach to families (including outside normal business hours) with a focus on reunification and the safety and wellbeing of children and young people within the family home.

• Undertake regular risk and needs assessments and case management; utilising the Best Interest Framework and other contemporary frameworks and theories; across the Loddon region. Focusing on the safety, stability and wellbeing of children and young people in their family home.
• Actively engage (including outreach visits) children, young people and families, including those who may be resistant, by being flexible, responsive, strengths-focused and creative.
• Make an active commitment to the development and maintenance of a learning environment and cohesive multi-disciplinary team across the consortium; through staff meetings, team meetings, staff development, supervision, and reflective practice.
• Develop good working relationships with consortium partners including Aboriginal services to ensure cultural safety in our practice; strengthening outcomes for aboriginal children and young people.
• Develop good working relationships with consortium partners including Aboriginal services to ensure cultural safety in our practice; strengthening outcomes for aboriginal children and young people.
• Work within a collaborative care team approach with consortium members and relevant stakeholders, including Child Protection to promote best outcomes for client.
• Fulfil the program obligation regarding case load requirements, targets, case recording, statistics and other data collection.

Key Selection Criteria:

Applicants must possess:

• Resilience to work with and support clients who have been exposed to trauma
• Demonstrated ability to conduct comprehensive safety and wellbeing assessments and work within the Best Interest Principles ‘as outlined within the Children, Youth and Families Act 2005

• Sound understanding of the Child Protection and welfare system, and experience in collaboration with a range of professionals in a care team approach.

• Demonstrated ability to use a range of active engagement strategies with vulnerable and at-risk children, young people, and their families, and be flexible and creative in meeting their needs.
• Excellent written and verbal communication, time management and organisational skills.

Qualifications & Experience

A relevant tertiary qualification in Social Work, Psychology, Early Childhood Specialist and / or related behavioural sciences at a degree level or associated diploma level with substantial experience in the relevant service stream.

Other relevant information
• The successful applicant will be required to undergo satisfactory pre-employment checks, including providing at least two professional referees, completion of a medical declaration, Police Records Check, Working with Children Check, Victorian Driver’s License, and proof of identify and qualifications
• Commitment to equal opportunity and occupational health and safety
principles and practices is required
• You will need to disclose any pre-existing illness or injury you know about which could be affected by the described work duties. Under section 82 (7) of the Accident Compensation Act, failure to disclose such a pre-existing illness or injury will mean that, if employed, you will not be paid compensation for that condition.

Written applications should include a covering letter. Please include the names and telephone contacts of at least two referees.

To be eligible for an interview applicant MUST address the Key Selection Criteria
and include a recent resume

Address your application marked: “Private & Confidential”

To: Corporate Services Manager
Njernda Aboriginal Corporation
84 Hare Street,
Echuca Vic 3564
(PO Box 201)
Echuca Vic 3564

Email jobs@njernda.com.au

Please check the closing date to ensure your application is received within the specified time. Applications may be posted, emailed, hand delivered or faxed (provided that a hard copy is posted on the same day).

Applications close December 3, 2021

Applications may be posted, emailed, hand delivered or faxed (provided that a hard copy is posted on the same day).

All applications close: 3rd Dec 2021

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