About the Role
This is a full time (35 hours per week), closed period contract until June 2025. This role will be based in Campbelltown but will work across the broader South West Sydney region.
This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a new initiative in partnership with Karitane and South West Sydney Local Health District developed to support young parents and their children.
As a Key Worker you will manage a caseload (15 families) of vulnerable young parents by identifying services through a stepped model of care to address their individual needs by providing information, advice assessment case planning, service coordination and engagement.
Key responsibilities include:
- Deliver services using evidence based frameworks, approaches and models
- Engage young parents in a flexible and responsive way including home visits, cold calling and meeting families in community environments
- Provide planning, support and structure for child and family safety
- Coach and support the capacity building and independence of young parents
- Develop and maintain update to date knowledge of local service systems (SWS) and build relationships with relevant service providers
- Enagage in a partnership approach to supporting young parents and building their network of support
- Diploma in Community Services with relevant experience OR lesser qualification in Community Services with at least 3 years relevant experience
- Demonstrated experience working with and challenges faced by young parents, experiencing disability, CALD, refugees, mental health conditions, family and domestic violence, ATSI and low socio economic
- Demonstrate understanding of child protection issues and work with families with child protection concerns
- Experience working with a range of practice frameworks, approaches and models of support
- Proficient in conducting needs assessments, develop case plans using a strengths based approach
In return we offer
- Salary from $76,923 pa plus super and access to generous salary packaging options
- Access to a range of employee benefits (U-Rewards program, flex time and additional week of annual leave over Christmas, Benestar Employee Assistance Program and the Uniting With Hearts Reward and Recognition Program)
- Ongoing professional and personal development opportunities across our varied service streams.
Employment with Uniting is subject to satisfactory background checks which may include a National Police Check and Reference Checks.
For more information about the role, email Soraya Kauhiva [email protected] from the Uniting Talent Team.
Applications will be received as soon as they are received.