Caseworker Joint Support Program (JSP)

About us

At Uniting, we believe in taking real steps to make the world a better place. We work to inspire people, enliven communities and confront injustice.

Our services are in the areas of aged care and disability, community services, and chaplaincy and we get involved in social justice and advocacy issues that impact the people we serve. We commit to respecting children and take action to keep them safe.

About the opportunity

The Joint Support Caseworker is responsible for supporting young people under the supervision of Juvenile Justice in the community who have been assessed as having a medium to high level of offending related risk and need. They may also support young people in their transition to the community from custody. This is achieved through a coordinated service delivery approach with Juvenile Justice and the provision of individualised case co-ordination to access identified community and employment support for a period of 12 weeks.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide individual case management, in coordinated service delivery with Juvenile Justice, or young people under the supervision of Juvenile Justice in the community and support for those transitioning into the community from custody.
  • Identify, articulate and address the assessed need of the young people and their families.
  • Provide coordinated case management that will focus on criminogenic needs determined by a criminogenic risk/ needs assessment conducted by Juvenile Justice.
  • Identify appropriate services and advocate for the young person and their families to ensure targeted outcomes identified in the young person's Juvenile Justice case plan are achieved.
  • Provide the minimum number of hours of direct face to face casework support each week to the young people and meet expectations from Juvenile Justice regarding direct client hours.

About You

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications in social sciences or evidence of enrolment in relevant tertiary qualifications and/ or recognised prior learning.
  • Previous experience working in the community sector.
  • Ability to implement client needs driven case work interventions to effectively engage with young people and their families.
  • Experience working independently and as an effective member of a team, including effective time management and ability to work flexible hours.
  • Experience in conflict resolution, negotiation and mediation skills.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of cultural considerations for young people and families from Aboriginal and CALD communities in service access and delivery.

As an organisation, Uniting celebrates our diversity and welcome all people regardless of ethnicity, faith, sexual orientation and gender identity.

We are bold, imaginative, respectful and compassionate.

Further to this we offer:

  • Competitive salary packaging options
  • Vibrant team culture working alongside like-minded individuals
  • Chance to assist in delivering significant organisational change
  • Work within an organisation that has a positive impact on our clients

Applications close on the 29th April.

Employment with Uniting is subject to satisfactory background checks which include a National Police Check and Reference Check.

Advertiser details

  • Uniting

Contact details

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Job Details

Country Australia
Location Coffs Harbour & North Coast, Regional NSW
Profession Aged Care Jobs / Support Workers
Worktype Part Time
Date Posted 25/04/2019
Expiry Date 24/05/2019
Reference Number 04/2019-726