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Case Worker, Women’s Services

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Organisation : Parramatta Holroyd Family Support Inc.

Location : Sydney (Pendle Hill)

Work type : Full-time

Sector : Children, Community Support Services, Families, Women

Salary type : Hourly

Application closing date : 21 May, 2018

About the role

Your new job…
The Staying Home Leaving Violence (SHLV) program is a casework and community development model supporting women (and their children) escaping domestic violence to remain safely in their homes.

This position provides support to women & children escaping domestic violence through intervention, case management and group work services. This role works closely with clients who choose to stay in their home by assessing safety needs, seeking to improve social, health, economic and legal outcomes for families, reduce homelessness and promote accountability for offenders of violence.

Key responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
• Case Management
• Project Management
• Networking and Relationship Building
• Influencing Systems Change

The role is a Full Time Locum position (Parental Leave cover) at 35 hours per week for a 12 month period. There may be opportunity for the position to be extended past this period depending on business need. Hours will need to span over Monday – Friday but start & finish times can be negotiated. Salary for this role is classified in accordance with the NSW SCHADS Award depending on qualifications & experience. The role is based in Pendle Hill but covers the whole of Parramatta & Holroyd LGA therefore will require some travel as necessary.

What you’ll need to succeed…
The successful applicant will be a passionate woman with sound experience in case management and a proven ability to support women & children in crisis with complex needs. Your experience will also include networking, advocacy and you will have a good understanding of domestic violence.

In your application, ensure you address the following selection criteria…
• Tertiary qualifications in Social Work, Social Science, Counselling or related fields
• At least 1 year experience working with women who have experienced or are experiencing domestic violence
• Demonstrated knowledge and experience in case management of people with complex support needs and knowledge of casework practice and key functions including safety planning, family needs, assessment, service planning, linking families to services, service implementation, advocacy, case review, monitoring of service delivery, evaluation and closure
• Demonstrated high level communication skills including negotiation and report writing
• Experience networking with multidisciplinary services and agencies and ability to build and foster relationships within a changing sector climate
• Conceptual skills, with sound analytical and problem solving ability
• Knowledge and understanding of domestic violence, social policy and issues that face women in Western Sydney
• Ability to work effectively within a small team
• Computer and internet skills
• Current driver’s licence and comprehensively insured vehicle (pool car available)

PHFS considers being a woman a genuine occupational qualification for this position under s.31 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW).

What you’ll get in return…
• Salary Packaging
• Some above Award conditions
• Opportunities for multi skilling and up-skilling
• High level of diversity in role
• Excellent working environment

If you have a background in Women’s Services or Domestic Violence and a passion for helping making a positive difference in people’s lives then this is the role for you!

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Parramatta Holroyd Family Support Inc.
Our client, Parramatta Holroyd Family Support, are seeking a qualified and experienced professional to join their team in the role of Caseworker in their Staying Home Leaving Violence (SHLV) program. Your new employer… Parramatta Holroyd Family Support Inc. (PHFS) is a community based family support service for families in the Parramatta and Holroyd local government areas. The Department of Community Services has funded the organisation since 1978. PHFS provides an efficient, preventative service to families who seek support to improve their well-being. They address issues such as child development and behaviour, parenting strategies, strengthening parent / child relationships, social isolation and family violence. The centre provides a variety of services for families, including information, referral, community development, counselling, support services, home visits and group work. Leave work each day feeling part of making a difference to the local community! Find out more about PHFS via www.phfs.org.au

How to apply for this role

Position Description : Information Pack_001PHFS

Applications not allowed for this job listing.

Please quote in application: Case Worker, Women's Services via Pro Bono Australia.


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