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Parenting Partner – Permanency Support Program

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CatholicCare Social Services Hunter-Manning is a reputable not-for-profit organisation and an agency of the Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle.

Parenting Partner – Permanency Support Program

Location:

Mayfield, NSW

Description:
  • Further develop our Carers’ capacity with their therapeutic parenting skills.
  • Work in one of the Hunter-Manning’s predominant social services organisations.
  • Excellent training, mentoring/coaching & exceptional salary packaging benefits.

The Opportunity

CatholicCare Social Services Hunter-Manning is seeking an experienced Parenting Partner to work alongside our Carers to support them in further developing their therapeutic parenting knowledge and skills. From time to time this role may also work alongside Birth Parents to support them to develop their parenting capacity.

The ideal candidate will have experience in using trauma-informed frameworks and have a degree (or be working towards) in either Social work, psychology, allied health, nursing, education or other social sciences.

You will have a thorough understanding of the importance of the first one thousand days, child development and have a passion for enhancing therapeutic parenting capacity of Carers and Birth Parents.

Please note, the successful applicant must have the flexibility to be available to work, at times, outside of core business hours to perform the duties of the position.

This is a permanent part-time position working 30hrs per week.

Join Us and Make a Difference to the Community

CatholicCare Social Services Hunter-Manning is a not-for-profit organisation and an agency of the Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle. We offer whole-of-community support and empowerment options to those in need regardless of religion, age, gender, physical and intellectual capacity, or ethnicity.

Benefits of Working With Us

  • receive an attractive salary with salary packaging (up to $15,899 per annum);
  • receive 3 additional days leave, Bishop’s Leave, between the Christmas and the New Year period annually;
  • ongoing training and development opportunities;
  • a great friendly environment of dedicated and passionate co-workers;
  • discounted gym membership;
  • and more.

Selection Criteria

Please individually address each of the selection criteria below.

Essential Criteria:
  • A commitment to the Vision, Mission and Values of our organisation.
  • Relevant experience and degree qualifications (or working towards) in Social work, psychology, allied health, nursing, education or other social sciences.
  • Demonstrated compassion towards and understanding of the holistic and therapeutic needs of children and families affected by trauma.
  • A solid understanding of the importance of the first one thousand days, child development and an interest in assisting other to enhance their therapeutic parenting capacity.
  • Ability to respectfully engage with and mentor carers (or birth families) who come from many different walks of life and who may not be familiar with the notion of therapeutic parenting.
  • Demonstrated capacity to work independently (often in families’ homes) and as part of a team. Working in close collaboration with the Therapeutic specialist in particular.
  • Experience in contributing to and interpreting Behaviour Support Plans and modelling agreed intervention strategies in home environments.
  • Experience in facilitating the Circle of Security Program.
  • Current NSW driver licence and use of own vehicle;
  • Current paid Working with Children Check.
Desirable Criteria:
  • Experience in facilitating the following programs:
  • - Tuning into Teens.
  • - Triple P.
  • - Parents Under Pressure.
  • - Keeping Children Safe.
  • - 123 Magic.

To Apply

To be considered for the position please provide a copy of your current resume and a cover letter individually addressing each of the essential and desirable criteria.

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

Additional information

The Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle is a child safe organisation, committed to the protection of children and has zero-tolerance of any abuse of children. All employees are required to undergo a National Police Check, retain a valid Working with Children Check where necessary and comply with our Child Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct.

Positions identified as child related employment at the Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle must have a valid Working With Children Check. For more information, please visit the NSW Office of Children’s Guardian. 

This position has been determined as child related and a current Working With Children Check for paid employment is required. Applicants must be able to demonstrate an understanding of appropriate behaviours when engaging with children.

Applications close 11.59pm on Wednesday, 24 September 2020.

For further information please contact the Care Team Manager, Jacquie Collin on 02 4923 0684.

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