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Caseworker

St Vincent de Paul Society NSW
  • Not-for-profit salary packaging tax-free benefits, increase your take-home pay.
  • SCHCADS Award, Level 4, up to $74k plus super + salary packaging
  • Be part of a team that is passionate about assisting people experiencing homelessness.

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

A permanent full-time position is now available for a Case Worker, providing case work support to people accessing Vinnies homelessness and housing services.

This role reports to the Case Management Team Leader, your responsibilities include:

  • conducting initial intakes and assessments
  • developing case plans with the active participation of the clients, ensuring that ongoing support and monitoring are provided in order to achieve case plan goals
  • referring clients to appropriate external services such as those that provide life skill and educational programs
  • undertaking home visits, advocating on behalf of the clients where required, and supervising client activities
  • maintaining accurate and up-to-date client records and case notes..

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 providing support to marginalised and vulnerable people support to homeless persons.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of issues relating to homelessness including but not limited to family breakdown, mental illness, drug, alcohol and gambling addictions.
  • Awareness and understanding of the Work Health and Safety legislation and a commitment to promoting safe work practices.
  • Ability to use sound judgment and act appropriately in crisis and emergency situations.
  • A valid NSW drivers' licence.
  • St Vincent de Paul (NSW) has a COVID- 19 vaccination policy that has identified this role as requiring a full COVID-19 vaccination. Medical exemptions with the NSW government contraindication form will be considered, subject to a satisfactory risk assessment
  • Previous experience and knowledge of working with families will be highly regarded.

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

If you have questions about this role, please email Damian Royce (Manager - Metro Region) on Damian.royce@vinnies.org.au, using the subject line: Caseworker enquiry via EthicalJobs Metro/VIN2611.

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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