Aboriginal Caseworker Part Time

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Reference No: Campbelltown

Macarthur Family and Youth Services

Applications Closing: Monday, May 6, 2019 - 17:00

This position delivers services through the Aboriginal Child Youth and Family program to Aboriginal families with children 0-18 years. 

Provide child focused outreach family support to families who have dependent children. A holistic approach is to be taken in providing a supportive role when assisting parents in improving their parenting skills and creating a safer environment for their children.

The Caseworker will adhere to guidelines and provide quality services to clients through case management and support, assessing the strengths and needs of the child and family, including any risks, planning, and coordination of a variety of culturally appropriate supported services. To meet the individual child’s needs while monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of the services being delivered.

Maintain professional development in relation to identified best practices, understanding and apply reporting requirements including Mandatory Reporting and other legislative requirements. 

A function of the Caseworker is to undertake activities to implement the case plans for client and families including information and advice, support, advocacy, and referrals to relevant agencies or specialist services, and skills development to help the client and family achieve outcomes. 

They will ensure that all reporting and case files (paper based and electronic) are of the highest standard, and data is protected to ensure client’s information is private and confidential.

The Caseworker will deliver services in accordance with organisational policies, procedures and Code of Conduct and in accordance with conditions identified in funding agreements.

Category: Social Work
Field: Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander, Family, Children and Youth
Employment basis: Part-time
Job Location: Macarthur, South West Sydney
About us

Macarthur Family & Youth Serviceshas been suppprting the families of Macarthur since 1980.

Position details

Qualification in social work, social sciences, related discipline or extensive experience. 

Essential Selection Criteria:

1.    Qualification in social work, social sciences, related discipline or extensive experience. 

2.    Experience providing casework to children, young people and or families

3.    Demonstrate your understanding of the issues affecting Aboriginal families, including homelessness, mental health, drug and alcohol and domestic violence

4.    Experience in working with families with child protection concerns

5.    Experience in facilitating group work programs for parents

6.    Demonstrate your understanding in relation to NSW Keep Them Safe

7.    Demonstrate your understanding of children’s developmental stages and practical parenting skills

8.    Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated experience in developing professional and interagency relationships

9.    Proven ability to maintain accurate and thorough case notes and complete reporting requirements to the highest standard

10.    Competence in use of keyboard and standard PC software including excel

11.    Current full drivers licence and access to a vehicle with comprehensive insurance

12.    NSW Working with Children Check Clearance & Criminal Record Check

Other Information:

Terms and Conditions of Employment:

Macarthur Family & Youth Services works under the Social, Community, Home Care & Disability Services Award 2010

The post is subject to a probationary period in accordance with relevant industrial instruments during which your performance will be reviewed. During this probationary period, either party may terminate the contract by giving the appropriate notice.

Salary range:$32,000-$39,000


The main place of work will be at 16 King Street, Campbelltown. 
There will be variable sites of work dependent on service delivery needs.

Position Description: Download position description
Contact details
Contact Name: Veck Apostolovski
Contact Email: veck.a@mfys.org.au
Contact Phone: 0246204667
How to apply

Your application will need to include:
•    Your current resume 
•    Statement against each of the Selection Criteria outlined in this Job Description

To Apply:

To receive the information package and selection criteria please contact the administration team on: 02 4620 4667

If you have questions relating to the position please contact Veck Apostolovski on:

02 4620 4667

Please email your application to the Director: veck.a@mfys.org.au

Applications close 5pm, 6 May 2019

When progressing to interview you will be required to provide three referees including your most recent Manager / Supervisor. 

Date posted: 18 April 2019

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