Early Intervention Child, Youth and Family Case Worker Woodville Alliance

JOB DESCRIPTION

Case Worker

Woodville Alliance (WA) is a not-for-profit community organisation based in Western Sydney and working primarily in Fairfield, Bankstown, Auburn and Liverpool. We have operated for over forty years and provide a broad range of children’s, family, youth, mental health, disability and early intervention services. Further details regarding our services can be found on our website: http://www.woodville.org.au/

Our organisational vision and mission focuses on social justice and working in partnership with our community. Our values include empowerment, empathy, compassion and innovation.

 

PROGRAM OBJECTIVE

The Community Initiatives team is a community based Program that provides early intervention case management support and evidence based therapeutic group interventions. It is based on a ‘family systems theory of change’, supporting the child or young person by working with them and where appropriate their family and significant others on strategies to enhance well being, mental health and address issues before they escalate. Community Initiatives works in the communities of the Fairfield, Cumberland and Bankstown LGA’s. 

MAIN DUTIES

  • Provide early intervention support, short and long term case management support, for children, young people and their families who suffer or are at risk of suffering from mental illness
  • Facilitate Child and Youth focused, non-clinical and evidence-based groups in order to develop capacity, educate, help identify and de-stigmatise mental health issues
  • Provide engagement services and develop partnerships with stakeholders to reach difficult to access families
  • Capacity to engage with people from all walks of life including the local CALD communities
  • Work within a client-centred, trauma-informed framework that is culturally appropriate
  • Contribute to the development, continuous quality improvement and evaluation of family support strategies with young people by keeping up to date on research and best practice and participating in supervision. 

 

ESSENTIAL

  1. Degree level qualifications in the areas of Social Work, Psychology, Social Sciences, Health or equivalent
  2. Minimum 5 years’ experience, including demonstrated knowledge, identifying and addressing children and/or young people with mental illness, child protection concerns and/or child and family issues, particularly in an early intervention context.
  3. Practical experience in providing group work therapeutic interventions (non-clinical), practical assistance and case management, to children and young people with or at risk of mental illness and child and family issues 
  4. Experience in the delivery of early intervention mental health strategies and case management support to culturally and linguistically diverse communities and an understanding of the diverse needs of clients.
  5. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary team
  6. Current Australian Driver’s Licence, current and verified Working with Children Check and National Police Check. 

 

HOW TO APPLY

Please click the ‘apply’ button to forward your Resume and Cover letter addressing what has attracted you to apply for the Early Intervention Child, Youth and Family Caseworker role and why you would be a good fit for the role. Please visit our careers site (http://careers.woodville.org.au/) to view the position description. Please note only successful applicants will be contacted. For more information please contact Liz Antoszkiw on 0435 953 367 or [email protected].

 

Woodville Alliance is an Equal Opportunity Employer and our work has always been underpinned by a strong commitment to social justice. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from diverse cultural backgrounds and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.