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Caseworker - Permanency Support Program

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Caseworker - Permanency Support Program

Description:

CatholicCare Social Services Hunter-Manning is a not-for-profit organisation providing services and support to the community and families in the Hunter, Newcastle, Port Stephens, Lake Macquarie, Upper Hunter and Manning-Great Lakes regions.

The passionate Permanency Support Program Team at CatholicCare deliver an array of services to provide support to children in care. The team provide foster care recruitment and training, case management of children and young people, independent living services, psychological services and adoption. The Permanency Support Program team is currently growing and expanding its services.

Based in our Mayfield Office, this position is responsible for providing Permanency Support case management to children and young people, their carers and families. The Permanency Support Program follows the NSW Therapeutic Care Model Principles. 

Essential Criteria:
  • A degree in Social Welfare, Social Work or Psychology and/or equivalent experience in the delivery and management of Permanency Support.
  • Demonstrated capacity to refer to and work within relevant legislation, workplace policies, and standards relating to Permanency Support.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the needs and complexities relating to stakeholders in the Permanency Support Program.
  • Demonstrated time management and reflective practice skills in a busy environment with many competing priorities.
  • Demonstrated high level written and verbal communication skills and professional computer literacy.
  • Demonstrated team work skills.
  • Willingness to work outside of business hours including on call roster.
  • Current driver licence and use of own vehicle with comprehensive car insurance.
Desirable Criteria:
  • Professional experience in casework, Child Protection and Permanency Support.
  • Sound understanding of child development, trauma and attachment theory.
  • Experience in working from a strengths-based and a children’s rights perspective.

This position is Part-Time (60 hours per fortnight) and is classified as Level 4 under the SCHADS. 

Applicants must have a current Working With Children Check, prior to commencing in the position. Clearances can be obtained from the Office of the Children's Guardian at the applicant's own expense and will remain current for five years. Please go to:

http://www.kids.nsw.gov.au/Working-with-children/New-Working-With-Children-Check/apply

As part of the recruitment process you will be required to undergo a National Criminal History Record Check, health assessment and have the right to work in Australia.

Applications will be accepted until C.O.B. Monday, 16 October 2017.

Apply below!  Please upload your resume including two current work related referees who can be contacted via telephone. Also prepare and upload a document that addresses the essential and desirable criteria.*

*Please note that not adequately addressing the selection criteria may result in your application not being shortlisted.*

Unsuccessful applicants may be kept on an eligibility list for future positions - please advise if you do not wish for HR to hold a copy your resume.

For further information please contact Casework Manager - Jacquie Collin on 02 4923 0684.

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