IFBS Child and Family Caseworker

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.

As an organisation we celebrate our diversity and welcome all people regardless of lifestyle choices, ethnicity, faith, sexual orientation and gender identity.

We are bold, imaginative, respectful and compassionate.

About the opportunity

Intensive Family Support (IFBS) is a family preservation program aimed at reducing the risk of harm to children and young people. We're looking for a Caseworker as dedicated to supporting families as we are, to join our ACT team as a full time Caseworker

Working 35 hours a week, you will be responsible for providing home-based assessment, planning, crisis management and short term casework as per the Homebuilders Model. You will be working with families that are at high risk of having their children removed into care due to protective concerns, or who have the possibility of having their children returned into their care.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Providing intensive casework and case management services to families with complex needs in accordance with the HomebuildersĀ® Model, Policies and Procedures.
  • Assessing families' strength and needs using the NCFAS G+R and other approved assessment tools.
  • Facilitating the development and implementation of case plans with families
  • Conducting risk and family assessments

About You

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications in social sciences with relevant life and/or 5 years casework experience with children and families
  • Willingness to be trained in the HomebuildersĀ® Model
  • Demonstrated commitment to children remaining with their own family provided they are safe.
  • The ability to assess and work with families to strengthen attachment and bonding between a parent and child
  • Demonstrated ability to engage families in crisis and work in partnership with them to achieve their goals, using a variety of intervention strategies
  • Demonstrated understanding of child protection issues and an ability to conduct risk and family assessments using strengths-based approach

Benefits & culture

Uniting is proud to be an EEO employer. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

We work together to ensure that every individual can be the best they can be. We value you and will support you in your career by:

  • Offering ongoing training and mentoring so you can continue improve and learn new skills
  • Ensuring a family friendly workplace and flexible working hours
  • Providing an attractive salary plus super with Not for Profit Salary Packaging available

Click on the link below to apply or to view the position description. If you have any queries, please feel free to contact Ali Serhan on aserhan@uniting.org

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

Applications close: 12 May 2019

Previous applicants need not re-apply.

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  • Uniting

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Job Details

Country Australia
Location All ACT, Regional ACT
Profession Community Jobs / Case Manager
Worktype Full Time
Date Posted 08/05/2019
Expiry Date 07/06/2019
Reference Number 04/2019-737