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Aboriginal Caseworker - Domestic & Family Violence

Relationships Australia NSW

About Relationships Australia

Our clients are, and always will be, our first priority. This matters more now than ever before. Relationships Australia NSW provide a safe, judgement-free environment where individuals, couples and families can address the matters impacting their relationships and lives.

Your new role

We have an exciting opportunity for an Identified Therapeutic Caseworker to provide cultural expertise within the DOMESTIC & FAMILY VIOLENCE program. Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team you will provide therapeutic casework to STMP clients and contribute to the program and service development. You will also be involved in supporting the centre including promoting services to clients and stakeholders.

What you'll do

  • Provide quality therapeutic casework for STMP program participants focusing on behaviour change.
  • Provide culturally appropriate casework to Aboriginal clients and their families.
  • Provide intensive casework intervention as required and in consultation with the Team Leader.
  • Conduct sessions using multiple mediums including face to face, telephone, video and other mediums in accordance with RANSW policy and procedure.
  • Apply person centred, trauma informed, MBC practice and strength-based approach to working with clients.
  • Maintain service to clients from referral to closure as appropriate, including all clinical and administrative tasks.
  • Assess and refer clients to relevant services according to client identified need.
  • Maintain accurate client records, e.g. file notes updated daily, and data entry according to RANSW policy.
  • Enable clients to start taking responsibility for their behaviours.
  • Address identified risks to victims and children.
  • Assess the risks to victims and needs of children and other family members. In accordance with the family safety program, provide family members with relevant services eg counselling, family therapy, WCC.
  • Ensure confidentiality of all client information in accordance with RANSW policy and adhere to legislated Privacy principles.
  • Facilitation of groupwork programs if required.

The details:

  • Part time fixed term contract until 30 June 2023 at Blacktown
  • $82,000 - $87,000 salary + super + salary packaging (pro-rata)
  • This is an identified Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander position

What you'll bring

  • Formal qualifications in Social Work, Psychology or other relevant disciplines.
  • Minimum 1 years experience in working with families that have experience family and domestic violence.
  • Casework experience with individuals and families.
  • Experience in working with men who use violence.
  • Experience with working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people and ability to ensure cultural safety.
  • Experience in facilitating men’s behaviour change programs is desirable.
  • Qualifications in counselling, trauma or other relevant disciplines is preferred.
  • Completion of relevant training in MBC practice i.e. Grad Cert in MBC (Individual and Group) is ideal.

Why work with us?

  • Empower people to have healthy, well-being and meaningful relationships by addressing the issues impacting them
  • Strong clinical and supervision framework to deepen our practice excellence
  • Work alongside people who truly care about what you achieve. Grow with us as a team.
  • Our wellbeing is important too: team wellbeing days, additional annual leave & more!
  • Flexible working arrangements help you find the perfect balance
  • We value inclusion and belonging; We want a workforce reflective of all of the communities we serve.
  • RANSW is committed to deepening our relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Our RAP guides our efforts to build strong relationships, increased employment opportunities and enhanced respect between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island peoples and other Australians

Next Steps

Interested, apply today as we want to move quickly with this recruitment.

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