About the role
Escaping Violence Payment (EVP) Case Workers and Intake Workers will work as part of a multidisciplinary team of practitioners to offer strength-based, client-centred, wrap-around support and services including intake, assessment, brokerage and referrals to other programs and services.
This role will also work closely with case workers from other programs (internal and external) to assess and process applications for the EVP made on behalf of their clients.
This role may also provide short-term direct case management support for clients who face multiple and interrelated barriers to leaving and re-establishing their lives.
You’re going to find this role a good fit because you are:
- An excellent communicator with strong interpersonal skills including the ability to engage with clients who have complex needs and / or present for services in times of crisis.
- Aware of practices to engage and assure the cultural safety of people from a diverse range of backgrounds, including those from an Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander or CALD background, or the LGBTI community.
- Able to engage, build and maintain strong, mutually beneficial professional relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
- Understanding of issues relevant to factors impacting on those affected by family violence, mental health, economic hardship, cultural dislocation and any other barriers.
- Able to foster, promote and implement a culture that keeps consumers at the centre of everything we do; demonstrate an awareness of and prioritise the needs of consumers; focus on optimal outcomes for consumers.
We are seeking highly motivated people who have:
- Relevant tertiary qualification in Social Work (preferred), Community Services or related field. Minimum requirement: Diploma in Community Services, or similar.
- Demonstrated skills and experience in trauma-informed and strength-based practice.
- Well-developed time management, planning, administration and organizational skills.
- Demonstrated skills in risk assessment and safety planning in relation to family violence
- Understanding and knowledge of community services, for example, child, youth and family, family violence, housing, mental health and alcohol & other drug services.
- Experience working with victim survivors of family violence desirable
- Experience delivering phone-based services would be advantageous.
- Able to obtain a national police clearance, or currently have one (dated within the last 6 months).
- Current Working with Children Check or able to obtain one.
Working with Uniting
At Uniting, we exist to inspire people, enliven communities and confront injustice.
We act with impact. We work to address the causes of vulnerability and disadvantage, and we stand for a just society where individuals and communities are valued and connected
As an organisation, we celebrate our diversity and welcome all people regardless of ethnicity, faith, age, ability, culture, language, gender identity, or sexual orientation.
We’re a not-for-profit community services organisation of the Uniting Church Western Australia and part of the UnitingCare Australia network.
We’re bold and respectful, compassionate and imaginative. And we’ll support you to belong and thrive.
We value social and cultural diversity, and we’re committed to a safe workplace. We strongly encourage applications from First Peoples, people who have lived experience, people with a disability, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds and mature age workers.
Uniting is committed to providing a nurturing environment where all children feel safe, valued and heard.
How to apply
Please apply through the SEEK website, providing a covering letter, outlining your skills related to the position description together with a current resume.
Enquiries can be directed to Tara Seaward on [email protected]
A position description outlining further details will be available at https://unitingwa.org.au/join-the-team/