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Intake and Assessment Worker

Junction Australia
  • Full-time (1.0 FTE), Fixed term position initially until June 2022 (likely extension in line with funding)
  • SCHaDS Award - Level 5
  • Adelaide Office, Parkside

About Us:

We are a growing and innovative social enterprise supporting around 10,000 South Australians each year through housing and community services. Together, we are committed to effecting long term positive change for those we work with and the communities we work in.

Together, we are improving lives and building strong, resilient and connected communities.

The Opportunity:

This is an exciting opportunity to join our Family Based Care team who work with families to assess their strengths and motivation to care to ensure that children and young people are supported to reach their full potential.

As the Intake and Assessment Worker, you undertake the intake and assessments of potential General Foster Carers and Specific Child Only Carers working from a therapeutic trauma-informed framework. The role will work closely with the Case Managers to provide caseload support for their carers and the children in their care as required. Your ability to readily build rapport and engage positively with the people we work with will serve you well in being able to respond to carers in crisis and provide trauma-informed interventions to address the presenting issue. You are tech-savvy and able to learn and review systems while being collaborative and solutions focused in your approach to problem-solving.

This is an outstanding opportunity to join a passionate, highly motivated team focused on delivering service excellence to both the people we work with and each young person supported in the program alike.

About You:

We are seeking a highly motivated individual who:

  • Has an understanding of relevant statutory requirements and legislation for children under the Guardianship of the Chief Executive
  • Can demonstrate your experience and/or has a sound understanding of managing a caseload of clients
  • Has a sound understanding of case management principles together with previous experience in developing and overseeing case plans within an established case management model
  • Possesses strong communication (verbal and written), interpersonal and negotiation skills
  • Has an understanding of social justice principles – including equity of access, discrimination and equal opportunity, individuals rights and privacy
  • Can prioritise own workload and ensure that others too, meet their deadlines
  • Holds a Degree or tertiary qualifications in Social Work, Human Services or relevant equivalent (or lesser qualification complemented by substantial relevant experience)

What We Offer:

  • Generous salary sacrifice benefits
  • Great professional development opportunities
  • A You are Amazing Day – an extra day of leave to spend however you want
  • A supportive, flexible work environment with paid parental leave and a strong focus on staff wellbeing
  • Access to wholesale prices on selected products at Harvey Norman

You Will Need To:

  • Complete our online application process
  • Hold a current Working with Children Check
  • Hold a current Senior First Aid Certificate
  • Hold a current Safe Environments certificate
  • Undergo pre-employment testing as part of the recruitment process
  • Hold a current unencumbered Australian driver’s licence and be willing to drive

Junction is committed to ensuring that our workplace is safe and free from known risks to the health and safety of employees, volunteers, students, and people we work with. Due to the nature of our services, you will be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination status prior to being appointed to the role.

How to Apply

Click on the Apply Now button to be redirected to our recruitment site. Please ensure you complete all questions before submitting your application.

For further confidential inquires please contact Kasey Holyman, Strategic Project Manager, Social Impact on 0410 432 425.

Junction is an equal opportunity employer that embraces a culture of diversity. We encourage applications from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, people with disability, and people from every culture, gender and sexuality identity, age and ethnic background. Junction is committed to being a Child Safe organisation and has zero tolerance for child and family abuse.

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