Family Support and Advocacy Workers Micah Projects

JOB DESCRIPTION

Micah Projects is a community based not-for-profit organisation with a vision to create justice and respond to injustice at the personal, social, and structural levels in church, government, business, and society. We believe that every child and adult has the right to a home, an income, healthcare, education, safety, dignity, and connection with their community of choice. Micah Projects provides a range of support and advocacy services to individuals and families.

Targeted Support Team

The purpose of this team is to undertake a pilot program to provide coordination and direct support to families with children unborn to 17 years of age presenting with child protection concerns or involvement with the Department of Child Safety, Seniors, and Disability Services.

How you will make a Difference:

As a Family Support and Advocacy Worker you will provide consistency in coordination and direct support to referrals for families with children unborn to 17 years of age presenting with child protection concerns or involvement with the Department of Child Safety. 

There are two full time, fixed term employment opportunities until June 2024, with conditions and salary at SCHADS Level 4 or 5 dependent on qualifications and/or skills and experience. 

These positions will involve a mixture of planned case management, outreach support, coordination and problem solving with the identified families, and working with other teams supporting families that are experiencing child protection concerns and accessing services.

To be considered for this role, you’ll need to hold a relevant qualification and/or extensive experience, or a combination of experience, expertise, and competence.

You will also have demonstrated knowledge and experience of working with vulnerable families who have experienced disadvantages that could include homelessness or Child Safety involvement using a case work model.

Effective use of communication skills, ability to problem solve and advocate, and knowledge and/or experience in working with people in a human service setting, with the ability to learn cross-disciplinary responses to domestic and family violence housing and homelessness is also essential to this role.

More information about the role and to learn more about the key selection criteria, select the link to the Position Description

Benefits of working at Micah Projects

  • Join a well recognised multidisciplinary organisation
  • Salary Packaging options, increasing your take-home pay while also supporting in house activities
  • Access to employee benefits and wellbeing hub 
  • Ongoing professional development opportunities, including further training, so you can broaden your horizons and sharpen your skillset during your time with us.

If you have any enquiries regarding these positions, please email [email protected].

How to Apply!

Please supply a Resume/CV and a two (2) page covering letter addressing the Essential Criteria, along with any other documentation relevant for this position. 

Please visit the Micah Projects Careers Page to apply for this position. While the deadline to receive applications is 5pm, Thursday 7 September 2023, applications will be assessed with interviews being conducted as they are received so do not delay in applying!

Micah Projects is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and encourage applications from people of all abilities and life experiences. We also encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds to apply.