Are you looking for a role that is equal parts challenging and rewarding? Do you consider yourself to be genuine, empathetic, warm and quietly enthusiastic? Have you got the desire to walk alongside families, creating a purposeful partnership that supports them to help themselves?
YES! Then this role might be for you.
FAMILY SUPPORT WORKER
About the organisation:
KEYS is a long-established, successful not-for-profit organisation based in Kwinana.
KEYS work with families through the provision of an integrated range of family services that empower parents, carers and children to achieve positive life outcomes.
About the position:
We are seeking a motivated individual who holds relevant qualifications in human services to join our Family Support team. The role requires excellent interpersonal skills and a strong understanding of family systems and child development.
This position focuses on providing onsite case management and outreach services to families facing adversity whilst building their family functioning and parenting capacity.
- Diploma in Community Services, other relevant qualification, or extensive industry experience.
- Sound theoretical framework of parenting/health issues and demonstrated understanding of family systems theory.
- Strong working knowledge of strengths-based practice, child development, attachment theory, trauma and trauma-informed practice and how these relate to children, young people and their families.
- Ability to engage with families and work in partnership with them to achieve their goals, using various intervention strategies from a range of theoretical models.
- Demonstrated experience in case management.
- Conceptual and analytical skills with a proven ability to provide innovative thinking.
- Excellent interpersonal skills, including a demonstrated ability to liaise, link and collaborate effectively with all stakeholders.
- Maintain strict confidentiality.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Demonstrated computer skills.
- Strong ethical and professional practice.
- Circle of Security Facilitator training.
- An understanding of Protective Behaviours and its application.
- Sound knowledge and understanding of the early years and child development (0-12 years).
- Knowledge of relevant State and Federal legislation and how it relates to the care and protection of children in WA.
- Experience working with families from culturally and linguistically diverse (CaLD) and indigenous backgrounds.
- Experience working with drug and alcohol, mental health and domestic violence issues.
- An understanding of intergenerational trauma.
- First Aid Certificate.
We are looking to recruit one permanent part-time position, 3 days per week, contracted until June 30, 2024.
In return, you will be offered an attractive remuneration package (commensurate with your skills and experience) with salary packaging benefits within a friendly, supportive team and a flexible work environment.
Please note that the successful candidate will be required to apply for a Working with Children Check and National Police Clearance upon commencement. A current Working with Children Check would be desirable.
If you have the above skills and meet the selection criteria, this could be the opportunity for you.
For further information, please contact the KEYS office on 94391838.
For your application to be considered, you must address the selection criteria and forward it along with your resume and cover letter to [email protected] or via Seek. Applications that do not address the selection criteria will not be accepted.