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Strong Minds Case Worker – 4 days per week

Location : Sydney (Carramar)

Organisation : Woodville Alliance

Work Type : Part-time

Salary Type : Annual Package

About the Role

PROGRAM OBJECTIVE
The Strong Minds program within our Community Initiatives Team is funded by the Department of Social Services (DSS) under the Family Mental Health Support Service (FMHSS) program. It services three locations in Western and South Western Sydney; Fairfield East, Carramar and Auburn. This program offers early intervention supports to vulnerable families of children who are at risk of or affected by mental illness to reach their potential
through practical assistance, non-clinical therapeutic support and education and information services.

MAIN DUTIES
• Provide early intervention support for families of young people who suffer or are at risk of suffering from mental illnesses
• Educate children, youth and their families on de-stigmatising mental health problems, identify early signs of mental health issues and build resilience for managing mental health issues through creatively and culturally appropriate mediums
• Provide Community Outreach and Engagement Services and develop partnerships with stakeholders to reach difficult to access families
• Ensure referral and delivery of support processes utilizing best practice framework, effective assessments and collaboration with other agencies
• Provision of short and long term assistance to families through counselling, support and case coordination
• Contribute to the development, continuous improvement and evaluation of family support strategies with young people by keeping up to date on research and best practice and participating in various supervision

ESSENTIAL
1. Tertiary level qualifications in the areas of Social Work, Psychology or equivalent
2. Experience working with children and/or young people with mental illness and demonstrated knowledge of mental health issues
3. Practical experience in providing therapeutic interventions, practical assistance and case management, to children and young people with mental health issues
4. Experience in delivery of services to culturally and linguistically diverse communities
5. Understanding of safe work practices
6. Promotional and networking skills to community and service provision stakeholders
7. A commitment to social justice
8. Current Australian Driver’s License
9. A current and verified Working with Children Check and National Police Check

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 focuses on social justice and working in partnership with our community. Our values include empowerment, empathy, compassion and innovation. Website: www.woodville.org.au

Apply for this Job

For details concerning this role, please contact

Tishia Boulton-Bell

Phone : 02 9722 5200

Email : hr@woodville.org.au

HOW TO APPLY
Forward your letter of application addressing 1 - 4 the essential criteria listed above and including your CV. Address this to Tishia Boulton-Bell - HR Assistant at hr@woodville.org.au. Applications do not have a specified close date but applicants are encouraged to apply ASAP as the role will be recruited immediately if possible. PH: 02 9722 5220. To view the position description please go to our website www.woodville.org.au


Please note only short listed applicants will be contacted. Woodville Alliance is an equal opportunity employer. 


Please quote in application: Strong Minds Case Worker – 4 days per week via Pro Bono Australia.


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