Outreach Caseworker

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Weave - Outreach Caseworker

Reference No: Weave - Outreach Caseworker

Weave Youth and Community Services

Applications Closing: Friday, May 31, 2019 - 12:00
SLHD Outreach Caseworker:
(3 days per week)
The Outreach Caseworker is responsible for providing case management and casework support to students enrolled in the Sydney Local Health District (SLHD) Aboriginal Traineeship Program. The Outreach Caseworker will work across sites at Weave Waterloo, SLHD in Rozelle and various hospital sites across the Inner west. This role is for 6 months only and is dependant on ongoing funding. The role will start in June.

The Outreach Caseworker is responsible for providing outreach intensive casework, case management, practical assistance, housing support, information and referral, education and advice to students enrolled in three streams of the SLHD Aboriginal Traineeship Program - Assistance in Nursing, Health Administration and Health Support Services (cleaning). The Aboriginal Traineeship Program is an entry point for Aboriginal people into a health career and the caseworker will support students through casework for the first 6 months of their traineeship. Trainees may have complex trauma histories and may be facing complex social situations that could impact their educational and employment experience. Casework support may be required for challenges including homelessness, reduced access to food, transport, mental health issues, alcohol and other drug challenges, and domestic and family violence.

The caseworker’s role is to work individually with the trainees to ensure they are supported to manage these challenges, reduce their impact and increase trainee engagement with their studies and the workplace. 



Category: Care & Support Work
Field: Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander
Employment basis: Part-time, Contract
Job Location: Inner City Sydney
About us

Weave Youth and Community Services

  • Work with a dynamic and well respected NGO with over 40 years experience working with the community

  • The Outreach Caseworker is a newly created position to support a new Weave/Sydney Local Health District (SLHD) partnership

  • Attractive wage packaging/salary sacrifice available

Position details
Essential Selection Criteria:


Skills and attributes

●  Highly developed time management and organisational skills demonstrating attention to detail and the ability to complete tasks in a timely manner

●  Ability to work independently and use initiative

●  Strong communication skills, both verbal and written

●  Strong advocacy skills

●  Demonstrated interpersonal and relationship building skills

●  Ability to work as a team member and with a high degree of autonomy

●  Strong computer and IT literacy skills

●  Common sense an excellent sense of humour

Qualifications, experience and mandatory requirements

●  Relevant tertiary qualification/s in Social Work, Youth Work, Social Sciences or similar

●  Minimum two years’ experience in a caseworker/case management role providing support to people with complex needs and trauma histories

●  Knowledge and understanding of relevant referral pathways to health, education, employment, recreational, cultural, housing, mental health, legal, drug and alcohol and other support services

●  Demonstrated experience working with Aboriginal people and communities

● Understanding of and ability to work in a trauma informed, strength based, person centred, culturally safe way

●  NSW Working with Children Clearance and National Police Check

●  Driver’s License



Position Description: Download position description
Contact details
Contact Name: Patricia Vasquez
Contact Email: recruitment@weave.org.au
How to apply
If you are interested in applying, please provide a current resume and a document specifically responding to and outlining how you meet each of the Selection Criteria (List of criteria included in the Job Description Document attached). Please email your application to: recruitment@weave.org.au


Date posted: 15 May 2019

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