Child, Youth and Family Worker Dec 2023

Child, Youth and Family Worker

AWARD & CLASSIFICATION

APPOINTMENT STATUS

PROBATIONARY PERIOD

HOURS

BASE LOCATION

SCHADS Level 4

Permanent

6 Months

28 hours per week

Ballina Shire

Do you want to work in a collaborative, supportive and rewarding environment?

About the Role

We have an exciting opportunity for a suitably qualified and experienced person to join a team that’s changing the lives of children, youths and families in our Child, Youth and Family and team.

The Child, Youth and Family Worker contributes to and delivers services across a range of programs designed to enhance parenting skills, improve relationships, increase safety and wellbeing, and build personal effectiveness.

If you are looking for a meaningful and rewarding career we want to hear from you.

About You

TTo be successful in this position you will require:

  • Tertiary qualification in social work, social sciences or related discipline and experience in a similar position
  • Experience working with vulnerable and disadvantaged families within a strengths-based solution focused framework, and a clear understanding of child development stages and milestones
  • A clear understanding of the challenges faced by vulnerable and disadvantaged families including: poverty, substance misuse, child safety & development, mental health, domestic & family violence and homelessness
  • Proven experience using a case management and co-ordination approach when working with families and other stakeholders, and a proven ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Demonstrated ability delivering parenting skills and/or relationship education programs
  • Highly developed interpersonal, written and oral communication skills. Demonstrated experience and skills in using Microsoft Office suite, web-based applications and client relationship management databases
  • Current driver’s license and comprehensively insured vehicle
  • A current (less than 12 months old) criminal record check and a working with children check

Benefits

  • Above Award wages
  • Enjoy NFP Salary packaging benefits of up to $15,900 per year
  • Access to ongoing professional development
  • Flexible working options
  • Staff Wellbeing program
  • Additional leave hours and accrued annually
  • Access to discounts – entertainment, insurance, supermarkets, retail

The Family Centre values diversity, lived experience and cultural knowledge. We respect the place first nation’s people hold in our community and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Equally we encourage people with disability, and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply.

How to Apply

If this role is of interest to you, we encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible.

To apply: Please include your resume and a cover letter addressing the selection criteria. You can download a copy of the position description below.

We are only accepting applications that are submitted via the ‘Apply Here’ button below or the link on our website. Please do not submit your application by email

For more information about the position please contact Gerina Appo, Senior Manager Community Services at [email protected] using the subject line: Child,Youth & Family Worker Ballina

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