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Child, Youth & Family Worker - Connect - Coonamble

Interrelate
  • Permanent Part Time, 22.5 hours per week
  • Based in Coonamble NSW
  • $46.39 per hour + 10% superannuation, and access to NFP Salary Packaging

This is an exciting opportunity for someone who is experienced in providing case work, therapeutic group work and community support work, and who is passionate about making a difference in the lives of young people and their families to join our Connect team in our Western Region.

ABOUT THE ROLE:

We are currently seeking applications for a dedicated and experienced Child, Youth and Family Worker for our Family Mental Health Support Service program (Connect). The Connect Program assists children and young people, with emerging mental health issues, and their families, to improve their mental health outcomes later in life.

This position will provide a range of high quality case work, therapeutic group work and community development services to children, young people and their families who are at risk of, and affected by, mental illness.

This position will be based out of our Coonamble office as well as working from home and will work across multiple work sites within the region, including local primary and high schools and other outreach locations. The use of your own personal vehicle will also be required if a pool car is not available. All kilometres will be reimbursed when using your own personal vehicle.

This is a permanent part time position, 22.5 hours per week, with the flexibility to negotiate your working days and hours. However, some evening and weekend work will be required.

As this position is required to provide in person services and work within an office you are required to be fully vaccinated and stay up to date with vaccines to comply with Interrelates vaccination policy.

Here is link to our website to learn more about our Family Mental Health Support Service (Connect) see here.

We are also seeking applications for a dedicated and experienced Frist Nations Community Development Worker to support and promote the overall operations of Interrelate by providing First Nation-specific information and advice to staff and management and developing networks with, and information to, First Nations communities and elders about Interrelate and post-separation services. If you feel you have the skills and experience to do both roles this would make up a full time role within the organisation. 

ABOUT US:

Interrelate is a not-for-profit provider of relationship services. Our vision is to empower people to thrive in the most vital part of their lives — their relationships.

We are committed to leading the way in providing responsive, cutting edge, transformative relationship services with and for our diverse communities, at every stage of life. We are committed to responding to the vulnerabilities of families and children in their communities and to building stronger relationships.

We deliver professional services like a big business, but with the heart of a not-for-profit. We deliver services spread across 30+ physical locations (plus online) to more than 130,000 clients and we're backed by qualified staff and more than 90 years of trusted expertise in sensitive relationship matters. We work in a broad context, connecting people with their communities and culture.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Experience working with and understanding of mental illness; having an understanding of the impact that emerging mental illness can have on a person's life, their families and children (particularly people with complex needs and high levels of disadvantage), and a demonstrated understanding of client centred work and recovery oriented practice in a mental health framework
  • Experience working with children, young people and families in a community welfare/ development/ case work role, whilst maintaining a child/ young person focused approach
  • Minimum Graduate Diploma or Bachelor in psychology/ behavioural or social science/ social work/ children's services/ community services/ mental health or other related field; or, currently working towards a degree in psychology, social work or related field.
  • Case management experience, with the ability to coordinate flexible service delivery working within an individualised case management or care coordination framework
  • Experience delivering therapeutic and educational group work programs to children, young people, parents and their families
  • Current NSW Drivers Licence and access to a reliable vehicle

WHAT WE OFFER

We offer the following competitive employment conditions:

  • Salary Sacrificing and Packaging Options (superannuation, loans, credit cards, school fees)
  • Additional days of paid leave on top of standard leave entitlements
  • Training, Mentoring, Supervision, and access to Resources
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Opportunities for multi-skilling and up-skilling
  • High level of diversity in the role
  • Excellent working environment

HOW TO APPLY:

If you think this role is for you, please submit an application electronically by clicking on the "Apply Now" button. You will be required to attach a copy of your resume/cv and address the selection criteria as part of your online application.

If you have any questions regarding this position please email recruitment@interrelate.org.au, using the subject line: Child, Youth & Family Worker - Connect - Coonamble enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Please note: To be considered for this vacancy you must address the requirements of this role as part of your application.

Interrelate aspires to continue to be a leader in our community, an organisation known for working respectfully with clients from all different and diverse backgrounds. We encourage applications from people of diverse gender identity, race, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion, language, socio-economic circumstances, life circumstances, beliefs, or any forms of perceived disadvantage.

If you will have special requirements or would like to talk to us before submitting an application, please do not hesitate to contact us at diversity@interrelate.org.au and we will organise for you to chat with an appropriate staff member to explain how we can help you.

All Interrelate positions require satisfactory completion of relevant Police and Working with Children Checks. Interrelate services are funded by the Australian Government.

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