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CALD Youth Worker

Organisation : Settlement Services International

Location : Sydney

Work Type : Contract/Temporary

Profession : Community Services, Social & Support Work

Sector : Children, Community Development, Community Support Services, Families

Salary Type : Annual Package

Application Closing Date : 30 Apr, 2019

About the Role

ABOUT MULTICULTURAL CHILD AND FAMILY PROGRAM (MCFP)

The Multicultural Child and Family Program provides a range of services to assist children and young people who have been found to be in need of care and protection to meet their permanent care plan needs – safety, stability and wellbeing through a culturally aware and responsive lens.

The MCFP Program uses a client centred, strengths-based, trauma informed framework to guide its service delivery and facilitate sustainable and practical outcomes for children, young people, families and carers; working in partnership with member agencies and local ethnic and sector partners. Its cultural lens aims to link children and young people with a bilingual worker and/or carer and/or community based matched bilingual support worker.

The MCFP Program has contractual responsibilities with FACS and regulatory responsibilities with the Office of the Children’s Guardian (OCG).

YOUR CONTRIBUTION

The CALD Youth worker role will work to deliver a high-quality support service to young people in particular young people transitioning from care. The role will focus on building strong relationships with service provider which support young people in the community. Key responsibilities of the role include;

  • Maintaining contact with young people and their supports in exploring and identifying any issues that have given rise to the need for support
  • Monitoring the ongoing outcomes for children and young people that have left SSI’s care.
  • Assist with identifying skills needed for young people to live independently successfully
  • Provide advice to caseworkers when consulting with young people leaving care plans.

ABOUT YOU

Are you passionate about the rights and opportunities to support young people achieved their goals? Do you understand the impact and the challenges faced by young people who have been in care. Have you experience in advocated for and implemented strategies that have helped young people become independent adults and stay connected with family/community?

Do you have a Social Work or Social Science degree and want to work for an organisation that values the impact of culture and diversity on our employees and those that we support? Do you have comprehensive experience in casework practice and child protection and exposure to working young people from a CALD background? We are looking for someone with vision; someone who is engaging, focused on continuous improvement, works collaboratively with others and is an expert in their field. If this sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you!

Please address the above criteria in your cover letter.

WHAT WE OFFER

We offer the opportunity to engage in meaningful work that makes a real difference to the lives of our clients, their families, carers, and communities. We have a fantastic benefits package that promotes work/life balance; something we are very passionate about! This includes a fortnightly Accrued Day Off (ADO) for full time staff, flexible working arrangements and generous salary packaging options so you can increase your take home pay!

About the Organisation

Organisation Name : Settlement Services International

Settlement Services International is a leading not-for-profit organisation providing a range of services in the areas of humanitarian settlement, accommodation, asylum seeker assistance, foster care and disability support in NSW. Our vision is to achieve a society that values the diversity of its people and actively provides support to ensure meaningful social and economic participation and to assist individuals and families reach their potential.

Apply for this Job

SSI is committed to being an EEO employer and encourages applications from people from CALD backgrounds, including those from Aboriginal, Torres Strait Island heritage and people with lived experience of disability. All employees will undergo a National Police Clearance and Working with Children Check as a condition of employment.

For more information about SSI, please go to www.ssi.org.au

If you require a reasonable adjustment please email or call Nadia Messaoudine on 02 8799 6772

Applications close date: 30th April 2019


Please quote in application: CALD Youth Worker via Pro Bono Australia.


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