Case Worker Palmerston Association


Case Worker – Connect Wanju

General Court Intervention Program – Connect Wanju 

Fixed Term Part Time contract until 28/04/2024

45.6 hours per fortnight, Monday – Wednesday


About Us

Palmerston Association is a leading and respected not for profit provider of alcohol and other drug services. We have a rich and proud history of providing support through a range of services including counselling, groups, residential rehabilitation, and educational initiatives.


About the role

Palmerston Association and Wungening Aboriginal Corporation have partnered to provide the Connect Wanju program. 

Connect Wanju program supports the General Court Intervention Program [GCIP], which aims to improve access to treatment and support services for accused persons. The Connect Wanju program supports suitably referred participants by providing support and opportunities to progress change across a range of areas including social, emotional, alcohol and other drugs, socio-economic needs, housing support, family support, mental health, education and vocational training and/or employment. 

The team of Connect Wanju Case Workers and GCIP Case Managers will collectively provide individualised, culturally secure case management, counselling and education.

Connect Wanju Case Workers will manage a caseload of participants providing individual and group counselling services and onward referrals where needed, identifying and supporting engagement with community programs and services. 

To be considered you must be able to demonstrate the following;

  • Relevant education or qualifications in social, behavioural or health sciences, counselling or experience to an equivalent level
  • Well developed counselling and motivational interviewing skills 
  • Facilitation of group educational and therapeutic programs 
  • Demonstrated assessment skills and well-developed case management skills
  • Experience working with clients and populations from a diverse set of backgrounds including those from CALD backgrounds and/or Aboriginal clients 
  • Experience working with clients presenting with complex and co-occurring needs     
  • Experience coordinating multiple service providers to deliver client/participant outcomes 
  • Applied knowledge of one or more of the specific areas of case management listed i.e. alcohol and other drugs, mental health, housing support, family support, education, vocational training and employment. 
  • Experience working within a multi-disciplinary team
  • Well-developed report and case note skills 
  • Valid drivers’ licence 
  • Previous experience working with the justice system would be highly regarded 


To see the FULL Selection Criteria, please view the JDF on our website.

The Connect Wanju program is based in East Perth with services being delivered at hubs across the Perth region.  Pay Level is equivalent to Level 4 – Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010. 


  • Excellent salary packaging options, receive up to $15,900 plus additional salary packaging of up to $2,650 for meal and entertainment expenses
  • 2 days life and wellness leave (pro rata)
  • 6 weeks paid parental leave after 12 months continuous service
  • Partial access to long service leave after 5 years continuous service
  • Flexible, family orientated working conditions
  • Annual leave loading of 17.5% for award-based staff
  • Opportunities to join and get involved in various working groups such as the Reconciliation Action Plan Working Group (RAP), Rainbow Community Initiative Committee, Environmental Working Group and the Disability Access Inclusion Policy Working Group.
  • 2 days paid and 8 days unpaid cultural leave for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff
  • Aboriginal Staff Forum for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff to connect and collaborate

To apply

If this sounds like the role for you then click on the apply button on seek! Alternatively you can submit your application at one of our branches.

In your application please ensure that you:

  • Submit your resume
  • Submit your cover letter addressing the selection criteria as outlined in the JDF
  • Complete all application questions

Closing date: Tuesday 1 August 2023

Shortlisting will commencing straightaway, so we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

The successful candidate must possess a National Police Clearance that was obtained within 3 months, and a valid WA Working with Children Check.

For further information on the position please contact Rebecca Martin on 0436 367 909 or email [email protected] 

We seek and welcome diversity and a breadth of experience and backgrounds in our teams. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and people who identify as LGBTIQ+ are encouraged to apply. 

Palmerston Association values diversity and inclusion and is committed to equal employment opportunity. If you would like to have a yarn on what it’s like to work at Palmerston as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander employee at Palmerston please contact our Executive Manager, Cultural Lead – Rohan Collard on 0432 349 145 or [email protected]