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Case Worker - Armidale

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  • Flexible friendly organisation supporting you achieve a healthy work/life balance
  • Peer support and communities of practice to connect you to your colleagues
  • Career progression & leadership training opportunities

Everyone’s situation is unique. So, when we’re called upon to help, our individual approach is what has set The Benevolent Society apart since 1813.

The Family Preservation program delivers targeted, voluntary child protection services to families with children who are at high risk of entering or escalating within the statutory child protection system. The program aims to reduce risks and strengthen families to reduce the number of children entering Out of Home Care.

About these roles:

Partnering with a small number of at risk families, you will undertake an initial assessment of the family’s strengths and needs. Your case plans will empower families to make lasting change, build upon their resilience to reduce the risk of significant harm and make referrals to appropriate networks.

As our Case Worker/Social Worker, you will work as part of a specialist multidisciplinary team!

Terms: Full time position based in Armidale NSW.

Some of our benefits:

  • Professional development including monthly Communities of Practice, and a range of other learning opportunities tailored to you
  • Salary Benefits - Salary package $15,900 pa + meals and entertainment card $2,650 pa+ discount program and package vehicles!
  • Work/Life Balance - Flexible work arrangements + laptop & phone provided to work remotely
  • Recognition and Reward - Length of Service rewards + long service leave after 5 years + purchase 2 weeks additional leave per year
  • Wellness- 1 accrued day off a month for full time employees + fitness passport
  • Positive Culture- We are an inclusive and diverse organisation welcoming people from all walks of life!

Click for more of our benefits: https://www.benevolent.org.au/careers

What you need to succeed?

As a qualified Social Worker, Psychologist or Case Worker, you will have a tertiary qualification and:

  • Experience in Child Protection or Out of Home Care engaging at risk families using a strengths based approach
  • A clear understanding of child protection issues and the capacity to identify when the level of risk requires statutory child protection intervention
  • High level written and verbal communication, it’s important to document our work
  • Excellent relationship building skills and experience working with the local Aboriginal communities
  • Finally you must believe every parent has potential
  • Experience in assessing and reporting children at risk of harm
  • Good time management
  • Must be able to work autonomously to achieve desired outcome for the Families they will be supporting

Apply below to join our team and be there when that moment comes.

Call Michael on 0422 961 179 for a confidential discussion.

Internally this role is called a Child & Family Practitioner.

TBS is committed to building an inclusive and diverse workforce that reflects the communities and people we support and advocate for. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, people of all ages, identity and abilities. We pride ourselves on being a client and child safe organisation and as such all our staff and volunteers go through security screening relevant to the role. The Benevolent Society supports vaccination as the best way to keep our clients, communities, volunteers and employees safe from COVID-19. Vaccination for COVID-19 is a condition of employment and volunteering.

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