Child and Family Support Worker (Warrnambool) Meli

JOB DESCRIPTION

About the Role

Support Workers provide practical support and assistance to children, young people and families within the Family Support and the Out of Home Care service sector. Supporting children, young people and families to be connected to their communities to ensure families have access to social activities and health appointments, education by ensuring transport and supervision do not act as a barrier.

The key objectives of this role are:

  • Identifying systemic barriers for families working towards achieving meaningful community connection, this will be achieved by working with allocated Caseworker/Key Worker to understand what barriers they are seeing for their families and support to ensure each person has opportunity and ability to access the community.
  • Provide practical assistance to allocated Caseworker/Key Worker in day-to-day tasks as well as pre-planned transportation to services and social activities promoting stability, consistency and predictably for children, young people, and families.
  • Deliver clear and transparent communication with allocated Caseworker/Key Worker children, young people, and families and provide verbal and written communication of feedback on completion of tasks.

Vacancy Details

  • Multiple roles available
  • Casual positions

$36.08 – $38.68 p/h (depending on qualifications & experience) + super + salary packaging + casual loading 

  • To view the Position Description, please go to ‘Careers’ at www.meli.org.au

What We Offer

  • Flexible working options
  • Meli is a not-for-profit organisation, so you can salary package up to $15,900 each Fringe Benefit Tax (FBT) year for general living expenses
  • A workplace passionate about diversity and inclusion with Employee Led inclusion working groups open to all employees
  • Extensive learning & development opportunities and pathways for career progression
  • Employee Assistance Program – independent confidential counselling service
  • A dynamic culture of dedicated, passionate and professional team members
  • Paid parental leave program, in addition to the government parental leave scheme
  • Ability to purchase up to 4 weeks additional leave

About You

  • Qualification in or working towards a qualification in Social Work, Early Childhood, Psychology, Nursing, Alcohol and Other Drugs or related field.
  • Ability to engage with young people, families and children with empathy and warmth.
  • Demonstrated skills/understanding of risk and needs assessments.
  • Demonstrated ability to respond to crisis situations.
  • Understanding of the purpose and expectations of the Victorian Child Safe Standards and demonstrated commitment to contributing to a child safe organisation in both practice and culture

Application Process

  • Applicants must address each of the Qualifications, Skills and Experience criteria outlined in the following questionnaire and provide a current Résumé in order to be considered.
  • Successful applicants will be required to provide a current Working with Children Check and undergo a National Police Check prior to commencement.
  • Meli reserves the right to interview and appoint before the closing date of this position, so please don’t delay in applying.

Contact Details

For more information about the position please contact Kayla Innes, Team Leader Targeted Care Packages & Support Workers, on 0437 436 153.

Meli is committed to providing a child safe environment. We have zero tolerance of any abuse or maltreatment of children.

Meli values and celebrates diversity and are working to create a team of people who reflect the diverse community we support. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, LGBTQIA+, culturally diverse people, those living with a disability, and those looking to return to the workforce following a break in their career are encouraged to apply for our roles.

If we can assist you with any reasonable adjustments in order to submit your application for this role, please contact the Recruitment team via email at [email protected]

Applications close 9:00am Monday 30 October 2023

V.I.D 2301070