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Care Hub Community Worker - Bendigo

Anglicare Victoria

The Care Hub 

The Care Hub is a new initiative that brings together a number of organisations to form an integrated team of professionals to support Children and Young People in the areas of Mental Health, AOD, Cultural Connection, Family Work, Community Engagement and Therapeutic Support.

The team will be based from a single location in Bendigo, forming a collaborative, integrated team of staff helping support those entering care for the first time. The aim of the Care Hub is to provide a wraparound service and team of staff to support effective assessment, planning and intervention to help support the Children, Young People and Families through the process and ensure all needs are met.

The integrated team will include professionals from AV and a host of other partner organisations, all working together to do better.

In other programs such as The Orange Door, Integrated and Collaborative teams have proven to be hugely effective in providing wrap around support and services to clients, as well as great support structures and ongoing learning for staff.

The Role

The Community Worker will provide place-based support to Children and Young People as part of the outreach component of the Care Hubs support.

The aim of this role is to promote and support Children and Young People with engagement in the community, access to community based programs such as sport or club involvement and using this engagement to help develop important social and life skills. The Community Workers will also work with those who may need additional support to engage with school, education or employment.  

About you

  • Tertiary Qualification in Social Work or a similar field
  • Experience managing risk and wellbeing and work within the Best Interest Framework
  • An understanding of how trauma can affect the development of young people
  • Solid understanding of the Child Protection and Welfare system in Victoria 
  • Excellent written, verbal and collaborative communication skills
  • Flexibility and adaptability to work in a busy and dynamic program
  • An empathy with AV’s Values and Mission to do better for Children, Young People and Families

Please Note:

It is mandatory for the successful applicant to hold a current Working with Children Check and be prepared to undergo a National Criminal History Check prior to commencement.

In line with Anglicare Victoria’s Covid 19 Vaccination Policy we require all staff, students and volunteers to provide evidence of full vaccination against Covid-19 or provide a valid medical exemption.

Working with AV

In joining AV, you will be part of a positive work culture with access to internal and external professional development and training, paid study leave, ongoing career opportunities as part of one of the state’s largest providers of Child Youth and Family Services, as well as flexible working arrangements and day to day support. 

We are committed to supporting the health, wellbeing and resilience of our staff. You will have access to a range of free wellbeing activities including yoga and meditation, discounted health insurance and access to our free Employee Assistance Program and wellbeing leave.   

How to Apply

Click apply below and submit your resume and if possible, a cover letter and KSC document to support your application.

To learn more about the role a full Position Description is available here: Download File Community Worker Care Hub June 2022.pdf

You can also contact Jo Farrelly on 5440 1107 for more information.

Applications will be will be assessed on an ongoing basis. If we identify suitable applicants prior to the posted closing date of the advert we may close the position sooner so get in touch early.

We encourage and welcome applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People. Anglicare Victoria acknowledges Aboriginal people as the traditional custodians of the land on which we operate. We commit to working respectfully to honour their ongoing cultural and spiritual connections to this country.

Diversity and inclusivity are important to Anglicare Victoria and we are committed to ensuring our workplace and services reflect this. Everyone is welcome at Anglicare Victoria, regardless of age, ethnicity, cultural background, gender, sexual orientation, religious affiliation and physical ability.

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