Careers at yourtown

Case Worker - Families

Job no: 493042
Work type: Permanent (Full-Time)
Location: North Richmond
Categories: Child & Family Support

Based in an idyllic rural setting in North Richmond, San Miguel family residential service provides intensive, individualised support to vulnerable young parents and their children. San Miguel is a unique service that plays a critical role in keeping children safe and well and keeping young families together. Parents and children receive support from a multi-disciplinary team through a combination of on-site and community based interventions that ensure children are engaged in safe, developmentally appropriate activities and their parents are supported to set and pursue family and personal goals.

Our family preservation model is one of a kind in Australia, we have the ability to be creative in how we work with families, we exist to meet the complex needs of children living with significant risks and aim to transform the lives of young parents and children. For us, it is about the children and families and not about the numbers.

The Case Worker Families provides individual and family case management for young children and their families that improves emotional and physical wellbeing and enables them to keep themselves and their families safe. You will act decisively to protect children from harm, work collaboratively with parents to build their parenting confidence and skills and work with the whole family to strengthen the protective bonds between parents and children.

About You

You will be creative and collaborative by nature and will enjoy working through a different approach to each client and situation and will thrive in a dynamic environment where no two days are the same!

Successful candidates will bring:

• a strong case management background and experience working in child protection and working with vulnerable families with complex needs
• tertiary qualifications in a Human Services discipline
• demonstrated ability to assess and manage risk
• a solid understanding of trauma and traumatised behaviours
• will value working from a client centred, strengths based perspective
• a flexible and mature approach to work
• ability to work independently as well as part of a team and understand how to build relationships with a wide range of people

At yourtown, we believe every young person has the right to a brighter future and aim to be part of the solution by delivering services that get results. Our services include Kids Helpline, training and employment services for young people, parent education and specialist accommodation for families. At yourtown you will be part of the solution.

If you are looking for an opportunity where you can be innovative, drive change and advocate for keeping families together we would love to hear from you. We offer attractive employment conditions including access to salary packaging arrangements and paid parental leave. Find your place at yourtown.

Contact: Marnie Elliot – Talent Acquisition Specialist on 0434 609 384

yourtown is committed to providing services that protect and keep children, young people and adults at risk free from harm. The appointment of successful applicants will be subject to satisfactory screening for child-related employment including the completion of a National Criminal History Check and retention of a valid Working with Children Check.

yourtown supports vaccination as the best way to keep our people and our communities safe from Covid-19. We require all employees, volunteers, students and contractors to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 as a condition of employment.

"In our team we value diversity, inclusivity and people who want to make a difference"

The yourtown Workplace Immunisation Policy requires personnel in this position to evidence or obtain mandatory immunity requirements for the following diseases: Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Chicken Pox, Measles/Mumps/Rubella, Tetanus/Diptheria/Pertussis (whooping cough), Influenza. yourtown will provide successful applicants with information regarding mandatory vaccinations, and supporting information about the immunization and access to a general practitioner, pharmacist, or local clinic for individual consultation regarding immunisation.

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