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Kool Kids Caseworker
Weave Youth & Community Services
Location - Malabar, Sydney (9 Day fortnight)

  • Work within the wider Weave team providing quality youth and family services in the communities of South East Sydney
  • A newly created role
  • Work with a dynamic and well-respected NGO with 45 years experience working with the community
  • Salary packaging options are available

ABOUT THE ROLE:
Weave Kool Kids is an early intervention and prevention program for children and young people aged 7–18 years. Kool Kids supports the development of well-being, resilience and confidence in children and young people through fun and therapeutic, skills-based activities and youth leadership programs. The program fosters protective factors by building on children and young people’s strengths and social skills along with building their confidence and connections with community, culture and family.

The program actively engages children and young people who are facing multiple challenges in their lives and vulnerable children and young people who have experienced complex trauma. Kool Kids is an integral part of the communities within which we work and 90% of the children and young people engaged in Kool Kids programs and activities are Aboriginal.

The program maintains a strong working relationship with families, key community groups, schools, community leaders and Elders. The Kool Kids Caseworker will:

Provide holistic wrap around casework and therapeutic case management support, practical assistance, advocacy, information and referral to relevant participants of the Kool Kids Program and their families.

Ensure the casework support provided is in line with Weave’s “How We Do What We Do” practice framework, Weave’s values and Aboriginal Healing Framework.
Work from a proactive, responsive, trauma informed, strengths based, healing centred and culturally safe perspective.

Engage in outreach service provision where required, including accompanying clients to appointments or meetings.

Details

Reference No.Kool Kids
Job Board
Job CategoryCare & Support Work
Job FieldFamily, Children and Youth
Employment BasisPart Time
LocationSouth East Sydney

Qualifications

  • Relevant qualifications in Youth Work, Social Sciences, Social Work or other relevant discipline and/or equivalent relevant experience

Essential Criteria

  • Relevant qualifications in Youth Work, Social Sciences, Social Work or other relevant discipline and/or equivalent relevant experience
  • Two years or more experience in youth and family work
  • Ability to manage complex community and family dynamics
  • Experience in providing holistic casework and case management support to young people with complex needs and trauma histories
  • Understanding of and ability to work in a trauma informed way with young people and families
  • Proven ability to plan, implement and evaluate age appropriate programs for children and young people that take into account developmental stages and needs
  • Good understanding of the social justice issues facing children and young people who live in the Maroubra/La Perouse and Waterloo/Redfern areas and surrounding areas
  • Knowledge and understanding of relevant referral pathways to education, recreation, child and adolescent development, health, cultural connection, education, employment, housing, mental health, drug and alcohol and other support services
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team
  • Excellent sense of humour
  • Current NSW Working With Children Check clearance
  • National Police Check Desirable

Desirable Criteria

  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply
  • Knowledge of service networks in the South East District area
  • Experience driving a van or small bus

Other Information

  • Classification for this position is SCHCADS Award Level 4 Paypoint 1 to Level 4 Paypoint 4 ($40.76- $43.85 per hour) depending on qualifications and experience.
  • Salary packaging benefits are available.

How to Apply

Applications including a current Resume and a document specifically responding to and outlining how you meet each of the Selection Criteria (List of criteria is listed above and  included in the Job Description Document), should be emailed to Patricia at recruitment@weave.org.au.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are strongly encouraged to apply

Weave Youth and Community Services

At Weave we believe when people are supported, they are empowered to change their own lives. Since 1976, we have been providing a range of services and support to children, young people, families and communities who face complex issues and difficult circumstances. Our work is about genuine, culturally safe, client-centred support that celebrates people’s strengths and capacity and harnesses these to achieve improved life outcomes. Community development and community capacity building is a cornerstone of our work. The team at Weave are dedicated, experienced and are recognised for their engaging work and pioneering therapeutic approaches. For more information about Weave please visit our website: www.weave.org.au

Website https://www.weave.org.au