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Case Worker - North West Region

St Vincent de Paul Society NSW
  • Supportive, friendly and values-driven team environment and culture.
  • Generous salary packaging benefits to employees where a portion of take-home pay is tax-free.
  • SCHCADS Award, Level 4 up to $74K+Super.

The St Vincent de Paul Society is a leading provider of community support services, who's key values is to shape a more just and compassionate society

We believe our employees are key to our success and offer Learning and Development programs to enhance and grow your career across a range of teams and services. Our staff are recognised for their achievements and are offered promotional opportunities on a meritocracy basis within a collegiate and values-driven team environment and culture.

The Role

Vital role for Case Worker - Freeman House, to provide high-quality case management support, group work, and general drug/alcohol treatment to clients of Freeman House. This is an autonomous role with continuous opportunity to learn, develop and grow your career with Vinnies. This role will suit a pragmatic and resilient operator. Start a career that has purpose and value, bring your transferable skills, having worked in either recruitment, employment, or community services.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide drug and alcohol case management and treatment support services to clients of Freeman House & associated programs.
  • Assist and support clients transitioning from withdrawal to internal and external services including residential rehabilitation, partnering treatment programs, and community organisations.
  • Provide direct strengths-based recovery-oriented support & Conduct psychosocial progress assessments in line with participants' treatment stages
  • Work in partnership with other members of Freeman House staff including other Case Workers, Nurses, Counselors, and Support Workers in order to ensure quality client outcomes
  • Support and engage with participants within a culturally sensitive framework, including seeking out guidance and advice where needed.
  • Facilitate groups within the Freeman House group program schedule and maintain accurate client records, case notes and other data as directed and required.

To be successful in this role, you will need:

  • Minimum TAFE Certificate IV or currently undertaking tertiary study, in welfare or related field.
  • Demonstrated experience in providing treatment approaches designed to support clients in their treatment journey.
  • Experience in managing a caseload and case planning, including with persons with complex needs (e.g. co-occurring drug and alcohol issues along with homelessness, mental health, contact with criminal justice system).
  • Ability to use sound/ethical judgment and act appropriately in crisis and emergency situations.
  • Basic computer literacy skills including experience in computerised data collection.
  • A valid NSW drivers' licence (you will have access to society Poole vehicle at work)

If this sounds like you, apply now, as we are interviewing applications as they are received. Click here for the position description & submit your application with a resume. Please click here for information on how to apply.

If you have questions about this role, please email Oliver Olds (Acting Regional Manager - North West) Oliver.olds@vinnies.org.au, using the subject line: Case Worker enquiry via EthicalJobs quoting ref VIN2573.

The Society is committed to being a Child Safe organisation, further information can be found in the Society's commitment to Safeguarding Children & Young People. Prior to an offer of employment, candidates will be required to complete the pre-employment checks including a Police check, Working with Children check*

St Vincent de Paul Society (NSW) is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and is committed to engaging a diverse workforce. The Society strongly encourages applications from people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds, people with disability, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds and mature aged applicants.

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