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Sydney Young Parents Program Case Manager

Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand

Our three-year strategy outlines the world we want to see and our role advancing in it. It also speaks to the positive impact we will deliver to support women, girls and families to be safe, secure, strong and connected. We are committed to tackling the issues of our time which adversely affect them. We work to advance equity and social justice and support our communities to thrive.

We seek to increase economic participation and wellbeing, to build resilience, improve safety and bring about system change. We offer microfinance programs and products, financial counselling and coaching, family violence support, parenting programs and playgroups, education programs and community houses. These services are complemented by research and advocacy to address the underlying structural causes of injustice, exclusion, and inequality.

About the role

  • Part Time(0.5) On-going
  • St Peters, NSW

The Sydney Young Parents Program helps young parents aged 15-25 years who are at risk of homelessness, to develop the skills and confidence they need to create a supportive, nurturing environment so their family can thrive.

SYYP Case Managers use a client centred, trauma Informed, strengths based approach to provide professional individual support and case management in a safe and supportive environment to young parents and their children, access to parenting programs tailored for young parents and opportunity to meet other young parents in a weekly playgroup. Service delivery Is predominantly outreach based Including home visiting and In community.

About you

  • Degree level qualifications In social work, psychology, counselling or other relevant discipline
  • Demonstrated experience in case management practice including the ability to complete intake and assessment, case planning, case review and making evidence Informed recommendations on service response
  • Demonstrated ability to work within a trauma-informed, strengths based and client centred framework with families presenting with complex needs
  • Prior experience working with Aboriginal and Culturally diverse families and demonstrated ability to provide culturally competent and inclusive practice
  • Demonstrated understanding of child safeguarding practices including mandatory reporting
  • Excellent communication skills including interpersonal, written, oral
  • Full driver’s license
  • A satisfactory Police Check
  • A current Employee Working with Children’s Check (WWCC)

Why Good Shepherd?

At Good Shepherd, each member of our team is valued, we strive to support people to grow both personally and professionally. We offer generous conditions and flexible working hours to support employees to balance their personal and work life.

Benefits include:

  • Salary packaging (which can add up to $15,900 in tax-free pay per year)
  • Paid study leave
  • Paid parental leave
  • Gifted leave at Christmas and Easter
  • Additional purchased annual leave
  • Flexible work hours/working from home where possible
  • Long service leave due after 10 years, with access after seven
  • Employee Assistance Program, a free and confidential counselling service

To find out more about the role and to review the position description please see attached or explore our website: www.goodshep.org.au

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