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Aboriginal Brighter Futures Caseworker - Gosford

Uniting (NSW.ACT)

About the Opportunity

This is a full-time permanent position working 35 hours/ week based in Gosford 

We are currently seeking an experienced and dedicated Caseworker to join our “Brighter Futures Program” in our Central Coast team.

This role is responsible for providing long term, culturally responsive case work to vulnerable families with children aged 0 to 9 years living on the Central Coast.

As a Case Worker your role will be to evaluate referrals, coordinate and implement therapeutic family support groups and provide individual and group support to parents and children. This role requires a passionate and sensitive professional to work collaboratively within our team to build parenting and family capacity. You need to have a sound understanding of child protection, assessment skills, strong communication and the ability to build positive working relationships. You will be working with families to ensure their homes are safe, supportive and nurturing.  

Brighter Futures is a voluntary, targeted program for families experiencing challenges that impact on their ability to care for their children.  Brighter Futures provide families with support and services to help address the struggles they are facing, and recognise that supporting families before a crisis improves family resilience, promotes healthy child development, and reduces harm to children.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide intake and assessment of families into the program.
  • Provide support for families to set and achieve their goals through home visiting, advocacy, life skills, child development, parenting, routines, budgeting.
  • Deliver evidence based parenting programs.
  • Assist families to connect socially in the local community.
  • Provide culturally responsive and strengths based support to families in all aspects of service provision.

Essential Requirements

  • This is an identified position for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people All applicants must be of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander decent. Aboriginality is a genuine qualification authorised under Section 14(d) of the Anti-Discrimination ACT 1977
  • Relevant tertiary level qualifications including social sciences, welfare or other areas of study relevant to the role.
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience working with children and families using a strengths-based approach.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the principals of early intervention.
  • Demonstrated understanding of child protection issues and the ability to identify and address these issues with families when required
  • Experience of working with diversity including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and culturally and linguistically diverse families.
  • Proven communication skills and the ability to identify needs, strengths and potential risks.
  • Must hold a current WWCC and Drivers licence (with a clean driving record)
  • Understanding of Equal Employment Opportunity, WH&S and a willingness to embrace diversity.

For more information about what it’s like to be one of the 273 Uniting employees who identify as Aboriginal click here -https://www.uniting.org/community-impact/aboriginal-inclusion.

Should you have any questions, please contact Alex Sullivan from Uniting’s Talent Acquisition Team
on; 0466 801 937 / asullivan@uniting.org, using the subject line: Aboriginal Brighter Futures Caseworker - Gosford enquiry via EthicalJobs, for more information.

Employment with Uniting is subject to satisfactory background checks, which include National Police Checks, Working with Children Checks and Reference Checks.

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