Women’s PARC Children’s and Family Worker McAuley Community Services for Women

JOB DESCRIPTION

Our Foundation

In 1988, the Sisters of Mercy established Regina Coeli (now McAuley Houses) and later, in 1989, Mercy Care, (now McAuley Care) was founded. Twenty years later, in 2008, the two were combined to become McAuley, expanding the Sisters of Mercy’s commitment to women, children and social justice.

The spirit and ethos of Catherine McAuley, the founder of the Sisters of Mercy, continues to live through the work of McAuley. Inspired by visionary values, we follow in her footsteps, providing disadvantaged women and children with housing, education and social services – supporting them toward a brighter future.

A child-safe organisation

We are committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children supported by our services. Read more about how we work to ensure that the individuality and best interests of children are promoted and respected.

Job Description

About the role

Be part of an exciting and  expanding partnership between McAuley and  Wellways,  working  at the new Womens  Recovery  and Prevention Centre’s (PARC) in the  western region of Melbourne  . PARC is a step up, step down short stay residence that provides clinical and psychosocial support to participants, to prevent the need for hospitalisation or after an inpatient stay to support ongoing recovery. The purpose of the role is to provide trauma-informed and child-focused responses and support to women engaging in mental health care and treatment at the women-only PARC and will form part of team of 3 of McAuley PARC staff.

This role will :

  • Provide child focused, trauma-informed responses and interventions to children, in collaboration with their mothers and other supports.
  • Undertake child risk & safety assessments in collaboration with the child, their mothers and other supports.
  • Work collaboratively with PARC Recovery Workers, clinical teams and the Family Violence and Homelessness Worker to provide individualised and integrated case work  to  women and children  including  providing up to 3 months outreach support upon discharge from PARC
  • Provide individualised support to empower women and children in repairing bonds, relationships and supporting a sense of fun and enjoyment in play.

To find out more about the role, please read the full position description available in here

About You

You are passionate about children and:

  • attracted to work in a value driven organisation, working toward justice and quality outcomes for women and children experiencing family violence and homelessness and mental health
  • content / satisfied in supporting women and children to live safe from violence and in providing child-focuses supports and responses
  • can demonstrate experience in providing high quality specialised children’s and family support  and in  achieving successful  outcomes
  • enthusiastic about working collaboratively with women to  enable them to achieve their  family’s goals and aspirations
  • want to be part of a multidisciplinary team of practitioners at the women-only PARC providing   tailored  and integrated  care to women and children 
  • have experience in engaging, liaising  and advocating with a range of service systems and professionals to secure positive family outcomes

Desired Skills and Experience

How to apply

To be considered for this position, applications must address the Key Selection Criteria to be considered (three pages maximum).

The key selection criteria are outlined in the position description. To obtain a copy of the position description please go to our website.

Only people with Australian Citizenship or Permanent Residency may apply for this position.

Successful appointment to this position will be subject to a National (and international if applicable) Police check and be fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

If you have specific questions about the job please contact Maria Varkopoulos on 0437 827 851 or at [email protected].

Applications close at 5pm Monday 13th June 2022.

 

HOSPITALITY COMPASSION  JUSTICE  COMMUNITY

McAuley Community Services for Women values diversity and encourages applications from all backgrounds.

A child-safe organisation

We are committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children supported by our services. Read more about how we work to ensure that the individuality and best interests of children are promoted and respected.

EEO EXEMPTION NO. A209/2012

McAuley Community Services for Women were granted an EEO exemption No. A209/2012. This was to assist in attracting the most suitable candidates in our recruitment and selection process. This exemption is used to provide legal grounds for the organisation to accept applications from women only for specific positions in the organisation namely positions where the employee is required to work 1 on 1 with vulnerable women/children.

We seek a new Order from the Victorian Civil Administrative Tribunal in relation to a section 89 exemption from the provisions of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010. This will allow us to continue to legally seek applications from women only for identified positions in our recruitment and selection process

JOB SUMMARY

Organisation

McAuley Community Services for Women

Job Salary

$75,000 - $84,999

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