Case Worker CENTRECARE

JOB DESCRIPTION

About the role

This is a full-time position based in Cannington. In consultation with the South Hub Coordinator and Program Manager, this position ensures the agency provides good quality intake, screening, assessment, counselling, and appropriate support services to males in custody.

About the program

This role is a part of the ReSet program. ReSet is a Department of Justice funded adult justice program, comprising of four partners with Wungening Aboriginal Corporation taking the position as lead agency, Centrecare, Wirrapunda Foundation and St Bartholomew’s House. Centrecare also sub-contracts Zonta House Refuge Association to provide additional expertise for female offenders who have experienced family domestic violence.

ReSet provides support with re-entry to the community, accommodation, employment, and training, parenting and support to families of prisoners. The service is targeted at men and women who have been assessed by the Department as being at medium to high risk of re-offending and for parents or carers in prison who would like support to increase their parenting skills. Reintegration support is provided up to six months post-release support in the community.

About the position

  • Provide culturally appropriate, respectful, sensitive, and secure pre and post release support and build relationships and connection with individuals referred to the service.
  • Assist offenders to address criminogenic needs, increase personal functioning, and to make positive changes to lessen the risk of reoffending.
  • Support individuals through specialist referral and linkages when in crisis and assist them to engage with and fully participate in support programs that will assist them to achieve positive outcomes.
  • Identify and implement appropriate counselling techniques and behavioural modification strategies to work effectively with offenders to facilitate their reintegration.
  • Be responsible for caseload, case management requirements, participation in regular direct client activities, and other allocated client related tasks.
  • Work in collaboration with the Department of Corrective Services includes the Transitional Accommodation Support Service Coordinator, Transitional Managers, Custodial Officers and Correctional Officers in the community to facilitate a team approach to provide the best possible care, services and support to men exiting correctional facilities.

About you

  • Clinical and counselling experience in an adult justice reintegration support setting.
  • Qualification in a relevant area at degree level or higher.
  • Acceptable National Criminal History Record Check and Integrity Check.
  • Drivers Licence.
  • Police Clearance.
  • Understanding and knowledge of working with Aboriginal and Torres Straits Islander families and children in contact with the justice system, or a related field.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills.

About our culture

Centrecare is a not-for-profit organisation founded on the Church’s holistic vision for community. Our inspiration is drawn from the Christian message of love, hope and justice. We are proud to have a team people all of which are helping to improve the lives of others within the local community.

About the benefits

  • Access to corporate health cover provided for by Bupa and Medibank Private
  • Excellent salary packaging options (up to $15,900)
  • Annual leave loading at 17.5%
  • Extra 5 days leave per year
  • Discount hotel rates with TFE Hotels
  • Access to professional development training
  • Insurance cover to and from work
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Reduced mortgage interest rates through Catholic Super

How to apply

Click on the APPLY button and follow the prompts to submit your application. For a detailed position description click on the Vacancy Description linked below. All applications must include an up-to-date resume. Closing date: 28th October 2022

Shortlisting will commence straightaway, Centrecare reserves the right to close the position early if needed. We are seeking to increase the diversity of our workforce to better meet the differing needs of our clients and to improve equal opportunity outcomes for our employees. Candidates who identify as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander are strongly encouraged to apply.

Centrecare believes that all children are valuable and worthy of respect. It strongly supports the rights of the child and is committed to ensuring the safety, wellbeing and protection of all children who are in contact with or receive its services.

JOB SUMMARY

Organisation

CENTRECARE

Job Salary

$77,584 + packaging + super