Case Worker

Marrickville Youth Resource Centre

Applications Closing: Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 17:00

Classification: SACS employee Level 4.1
Award: Social, Community, Home care and Disability Service Industry Award 2010
Salary: $42.89 per hour (based on 63hrs per fortnight)
Hours: 1 x 63 hour fortnight (9 days, Mon – Thurs 10am – 6pm, Fri 9am – 5pm)
Date of Commencement: April, 2020

  • 12 month fixed term contract of employment in the role of Case Worker.
  • Your employment is subject to an appraisal to be completed by the Director within 3 months (probationary period) of the commencement of this contract.

Responsible to: On a day to day basis the Director and overall, the MYRC Board of Directors

OVERALL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Support and Advocate for young people and their families.
  • Conduct a suitability and needs assessment of referrals/inquiries made to MYRC.
  • Provide casework to young people and/or their families including information and advice, support, advocacy and referral.
  • Work in partnership with professionals from other community organisations that support young people.
  • Work to support the client achieve positive self-determined outcomes
  • Support young people in various settings, including outreach work
  • Work in collaboration with the other staff and volunteers of the centre.
  • Prepare reports on case client activity according to operational, strategic plan including statistical data and outcomes data and in line with DEX accountability.
  • Keep statistical data on client use of the service.
  • Work in accordance with the centres Code of conduct and policy and procedure manual.
  • Represent the centre to the community through services, activities, networks and partnerships.
  • Build and maintain the reputation of the centre for quality services working with young people and as a safe and supportive environment for young people.
  • Support the involvement of young people in the centres activities.
  • Participate in the overall planning, development and evaluation of MYRC as a whole.
  • Regularly monitor and review the quality of Case Work services MYRC delivers.
  • Mentor, coach and support individuals to facilitate personal, social and educational growth, as well as encourage greater social inclusion.
  • Assist in the development of all case work related policy & procedures.

SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. To facilitate person centred goal-based case work specifically targeted to the needs of young people (12-24yrs) according to the Marrickville Youth Resource Centre philosophy statement and policies and procedures.
  2. Provide casework to a limited number of young people and/or their families including information and advice, support, advocacy and referral.
  3. Work under general direction of senior employees, applying a high level of knowledge and skills to achieve the goals of MYRC.
  4. To deliver the services and activities of the Marrickville Youth Resource Centre.

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

  • Participate in individual supervision, team supervision & team meetings.
  • Participate in Staff development and training activities as appropriate and approved by the Board of directors.
Details
Category: Care & Support Work, Community Development, Social Work
Field: Family, Children and Youth, Community
Employment basis: Full-time
Job Location: Inner West Sydney
About us

Marrickville Youth Resource Centre (MYRC) is a general youth service which offers early intervention and targeted support programs and services to young people aged 12-24. The Case Worker will be expected to deliver fit for purpose person centred case work that leads to improved personal outcomes for young people. MYRC is committed to a range of case work methodologies that are person/client centred and are informed by a client’s personal life experience which may include past experiences of trauma including intergenerational trauma, violence, abuse and neglect.

Position details
Essential Selection Criteria:
  • Relevant tertiary qualifications in Youth Work/Social Welfare and demonstrated high level experience of working with young people with changing needs/challenging behaviours
  • Ability to deliver fit for purpose case work that leads to positive outcomes for young people
  • An ability to, or direct experience of, accessing referral pathways to benefit clients aligned to their personal goals and aspirations
  • Ability to triage clients effectively to ensure that timely and effective referrals happen especially when for young people experiencing crisis
  • Experience in writing reports, case notes and grant applications
  • Demonstrated experience working with Aboriginal young people, young people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds, and those experiencing disadvantage
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and maintaining networks and relationships and working in partnership with other community organisations, government departments and Council
Desirable Selection Criteria:
  • Knowledge or understanding of the Human Services Outcome framework and Targeted Early Intervention (TEI) reform
  • LR license or willingness to obtain
  • Senior First Aid Certificate
  • Skills in music, art, sports or other relevant areas of interest for youth
Other Information:
  • Marrickville Youth Resource Centre works under the Social, Community, Homecare and Disability Services Award 2010. 
  • Applicants must be prepared to undergo a Working with Children’s Check.
  • People of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
  • The position is subject to a probationary period of 3 months during which your performance will be reviewed. During this probationary period, either party may terminate the contract by giving the appropriate notice. 
Position Description: Download position description
Contact details
Contact Name: The Director
Contact Email: tom@myrc.org.au 
Contact Phone: 02 9564 3222
How to apply

Applicants must address each of the essential and desirable criteria and forward with a Cover letter to the Director at MYRC.

Date posted: 13 March 2020

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