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Youth & Parenting Partner - Targeted Earlier Interventions

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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.

Youth & Parenting Partner - Targeted Earlier Interventions

Location:

Gloucester, NSW

Description:
  • Through tailored support assist young people to live meaningful lives.
  • 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 Youth & Parenting Partner to support young people and their families through the provision of providing advice and guidance, recommending referrals to other appropriate services, one on one counselling, undertaking assessment activities and developing case plans to build family capacity; and delivering skills groups to develop life skills in the young people.

The ideal candidate will have experience in using trauma-informed frameworks and have a degree in either social work, psychology, allied health, nursing, education or other social sciences and/or equivalent experience in early intervention programs. You must have compassion and understanding of the holistic needs of children and families affected by trauma.

This is a permanent part-time position working 21hrs 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 and/or equivalent experience in early intervention programs.
  • Demonstrated compassion towards and understanding of the holistic needs of children and families affected by trauma with experience working within a trauma informed practice model.
  • A solid understanding of child development and milestones, issues affecting vulnerable & disadvantaged families, and an interest in assisting others to enhance parenting capacity.
  • Ability to respectfully engage with counsel and mentor young people & families who come from many different walks of life to problem solve, increase positive outcomes & networks of support.
  • An awareness of Aboriginal culture and the issues faced by them and people from CALD backgrounds that may impact on parental roles, family and community relationships.
  • Experience in delivering group programs – such as life skills & parenting programs.
  • Current NSW Driver Licence.
  • Current paid Working with Children Check.

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 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 Sunday, 27 September 2020.

For further information please contact the Area Manager Taree, Kathryn Sweegers on 02 6539 5915.

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