Restoration Caseworker abrs


Our client is a well-respected organisation that specialises in providing Family Support services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Families. They offer Out of Home Care services for children who cannot safely remain in the home. Additionally, they provide family preservation and Early Intervention services to children and families at risk of escalating within the child protection system or entering out-of-home care. 

They have an exciting opportunity available for a Restoration Caseworker to join the team in Penrith. You will hold a restoration-based caseload and work intensively with children and their families. Your goal is to successfully reunite the children with their families when it is safe to do so. 

Competitive Benefits;

  • 35 hour week
  • Flexible and hybrid work arrangements (work from home during school holidays)
  • Monthly wellness days (KIP Driven)
  • Additional leave over the Christmas period
  • Additional Leave accrual-based service
  • Leave loading
  • Employee incentive programs
  • Extensive Aboriginal cultural connections and training
  • Support to obtain further qualifications
This position is Aboriginal identified. To perform this role, it is essential that the person who holds the role be an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person. It is a genuine occupational requirement under section 25 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 that applicants are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders.

This role will involve;

  • Maintain a restoration-based caseload
  • Conduct comprehensive assessments of families to identify their strengths, needs and risks
  • Develop individualised case plans in collaboration with families to address their goals and concerns
  • Work intensively with vulnerable children and their families to ensure case plan goals are met
  • Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders, such as other professionals, community services, and support networks, to ensure coordinated and holistic support for families
  • Identify appropriate support services, resources, and programs to address the specific needs of families
  • Make referrals to relevant community-based services, such as counseling, housing assistance, substance abuse programs, or parenting education, and ensure effective coordination between different service providers

The requirements for this role include;

  • Aboriginality
  • Qualifications in Community Services or a similar field
  • Case management experience in Foster Care, OOHC, Child Protection or a related field. 
  • Knowledge of issues surrounding abuse and neglect of children and the impact of trauma 
  • Demonstrated ability to produce clear and concise written material 
  • NSW driver’s license and Working with Children Check

Additional Information 

  • A number of probity checks are required including holding a current working with children and undertaking a National police checks.
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