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Strong Families, Strong Communities Support Worker

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Organisation : Woodville Alliance

Location : Sydney (Carramar)

Work Type : Part-time

Sector : Children, Community Development, Community Engagement, Community Support Services, Families, Youth & Young People

Salary Type : Hourly

About the Role

PROGRAM & POSITION OBJECTIVE

Strong Families, Strong Communities is an early intervention program focused on improving the lives of 0-18 years old and their families. This team builds the capacity of all community members, neighbourhoods and institutions to work together become Strong Communities who contribute to creating Strong Families. This includes all kinds of families – LGBT, kinship, extended, blended, nuclear, separated -yet our focus is upon families that include 0-18 year olds. The main objective of this role is to strengthen the resilience of vulnerable children, young people and their families by organising and supporting programs, improving parenting capacity and confidence, developing relationships with various stakeholders and providing some case management support.

MAIN DUTIES

  • Organise and support Parenting Programs at various locations and at times in partnerships with other organisations and/or schools
  • Act as a point of contact for parents and follow up referrals where required
  • Develop links between the program and the Community Initiatives team as a base for referrals, including the promotion of all other relevant Woodville Alliance services
  • Provide Case Management services to children, young people and their families
  • Plan and coordinate services to build on the families’ needs and strengths
  • Provide additional advice and support, assessment and planning, home visits and attend groups
  • Establish and maintain detailed and organised records and case notes
  • Design structured programs, including playgroups, to help parents improve relationships and development for the child
  • Work cooperatively with the wider Community Initiatives team in delivery of these programs

ESSENTIAL

  1. Tertiary qualifications or working towards qualifications in social work, psychology, youth/children’s work or another relevant discipline
  2. Experience in the delivery of outcome focused educational and support services to 0 – 18 year olds and their families, particularly those from vulnerable groups or CALD backgrounds
  3. Experience in Early Intervention, or equivalent, programs designed to prevent young people entering statutory schemes
  4. Case Management experience, particularly in Early Intervention, for 0-18 year olds and their families
  5. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, relationship management skills including negotiation and conflict resolution skills
  6. Understanding EEO and WHS policies and practices including those specific to child safety
  7. A current and verified Working With Children Check and National Police Check
  8. A current NSW Drivers’ License

About the Organisation

Organisation Name : Woodville Alliance

Woodville Alliance (WA) is a not-for-profit community organisation based in Western Sydney and working primarily in Fairfield, Bankstown, Auburn and Liverpool. We have operated for over twenty years and provide a broad range of children’s, family, youth, mental health, disability and early intervention services. Further details regarding our services can be found on our website: http://www.woodville.org.au/ Our organisational vision and mission focus on social justice and working in partnership with our community. Our values include empowerment, empathy, compassion and innovation.

Apply for this Job

Position Description : SFSC Support Worker PD Jan 18

For details concerning this role, please contact

Tishia Boulton-Bell

Phone : 02 9722 5200

Email : hr@woodville.org.au

Applications not allowed for this job listing.


Please quote in application: Strong Families, Strong Communities Support Worker via Pro Bono Australia.


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