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Senior Practitioner - Wellington


About the Organisation

Barnardos Australia is one of Australia’s leading children’s social care agencies, focused on building relationships between children, young people, their families and the community. Over the next 5 years, Barnardos commits to supporting more vulnerable children to thrive through effective evidence-informed and research-based programs.

About the Role

Barnardos are looking for a full-time permanent Senior Practitioner for the Beyond Barbed Wire Program based at the Barnardos Centre in Wellington, Western NSW. Reporting to the Manager – Senior Practitioner will be responsible for;

  • Providing superior case management support and advice to Child and Family Casework Team and support the Program Manager with the delivery and development of the Beyond Barbed Wire Program.
  • Responsible for carrying a client caseload of up to three of the complex or highly complex Beyond Barbed Wire client families.
  • Recruiting, assessing and supporting Beyond Barbed Wire participants.
  • Engaging and working with participants to assess post release needs and develop case work plans to meet those needs OR provide referrals to casework services.

About You

To be successful in the Senior Practitioner role, you will ideally have;

  • Tertiary qualification or TAFE Diploma in social welfare or related field.
  • 3-5 years of casework experience with intensive family support and preservation services with children and families at risk of serious harm
  • Demonstrated experience, knowledge and understanding of working in a manner that is culturally competent with Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal staff, community and client families.

Applicants from an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander background are strongly encouraged to apply. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff are further supported by the Aboriginal Cultural Unit (ACU) and Barnardos Indigenous Group (BIG) to meet their cultural needs within the organisation. For more information on how Barnardos support Aboriginal staff wanting to work for Barnardos please get in touch.

Benefits of Working for Barnardos

At Barnardos, we provide opportunities for development through individual and group mentoring, secondments, acting up and project work. Our benefits include flexible working arrangements, cultural leave, a day off during NAIDOC week, additional annual leave during Christmas/New Year break, volunteer opportunities at community events and many more.

Salary: Base $70,528 to $82,571 plus leave loading plus superannuation. Packaging available to receive $15,860 of your salary tax free. Motor vehicle packaging available on selected roles.

To be considered for roles with Barnardos you will need to have (or be willing to have conducted) a National Police Clearance and current Working with Children check Clearance (or APP number) and for the ACT a Drivers History Check, Working with Vulnerable People Card and CYPS Check.

Expressions of interest

To register your interest hit APPLY NOW and submit your Resume. Please note adverts will expire once we receive enough suitable applications. For a confidential discussion please call Zoe Banbury on 02 9218 2346.

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