Churches of Christ, Child, Youth and Families, Hervey Bay
Permanent, full-time opportunity
Imagine a career with Churches of Christ
Churches of Christ is one of Australia’s largest and most diverse Not-For-Profit organisations. We are proud to support to more than 25,000 Australians through our aged care, foster & kinship care, Youth & Family support, social housing and Christian faith services. Guided by the light of Christ, we’ve been there for thousands of Australians who’ve needed our compassion and care for more than 100 years.
Everything we do at Churches of Christ is guided by our values and we are committed to ensuring our thousands of team members feel valued and supported every day.
We offer a range of employee benefits including:
- Employee recognition program that recognises staff and their dedication each year;
- Employee discount program through our large network of retail partners (Bupa Health, Medibank, JB Hi-Fi);
- Opportunities for professional development;
- Employee Assistance Program;
- Grants (for eligible employees) to assist in formal study.
Established in 1930, We are one of Australia’s largest and most diverse not-for-profit organisations. With over 200 services in more than 100 communities, we positively impact around 45,000 lives a year.
Highlighting the importance of this role
The Assessment and Intervention Case Worker is responsible for providing assessment, intervention and support services to children, young people and their families.
You will have the opportunity within this varied role to:-
- Utilise a range of assessment, crisis intervention, short term intervention skills and therapeutic approaches to provide both therapeutic and practical support services to families and individuals, based on the assessed priority of need and as outlined in the single case plan;
- Action referrals and conduct evidence-based assessments;
- Work with key stakeholders to develop case/intervention plans that meet the needs of the child/young person and their family, and facilitate/conduct interventions as required;
- Provide direct in-home support services and intervention with families as required, including the provision of after-hours and ‘on call’ services on a rotational basis or as required;
- Work sensitively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff, children, young people, families and communities to provide culturally inclusive services and achieve sustainable outcomes.
What you can bring to the team
You are passionate about working with children, parents and families and aim for the absolute best outcomes for them. With an empathetic nature you are compassionate toward vulnerable individuals. You are approachable and a good problem solver who can think quickly on your feet to make sound decisions.
To be suitable for this position, your qualifications for the role will consist of:
- A recognised Degree qualification in Social Work, Psychology, Social Sciences or related discipline;
- Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of child protection and out-of-home care frameworks, including knowledge of the Child Protection Act 1999;
- Demonstrated experience in applying assessment, crisis intervention and short-term intervention skills and therapeutic approaches to working with children, young people, families and foster carers;
- Driver’s licence;
- Possess or has the ability to acquire a National Police Check and Working with Children (Blue Card).
Importantly, you will be someone who closely aligns with our organisational values of: Unconditional Love, Continual Innovation, Mutual Trust, Wise Stewardship and Safety.
To apply for this position please click the Apply Button. For further information, please contact Jasmine Sims, Service Manager, on 07 4120 0600.
We actively encourage and invite applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people for all our positions.
Applications close: Friday 22 September 2023