About the role
About the Opportunities…
There are currently 2 vacancies in this organisation:
- Case Worker (Staying Home Leaving Violence), 30 hours per week
- Specialist Case Worker, 28 hours per week
Both roles are Permanent Part Time with flexibility for days & hours to be negotiated (e.g. 4 or 5 days per week/school hours/9 day fortnight). Both roles are classified at level 5 in the NSW SCHADS Award so pay will be according to the pay rates at that level of the Award. Both roles are based in Mt Druitt but covers the whole of Blacktown LGA therefore some travel may be necessary.
Case Worker (Staying Home Leaving Violence) …
This position provides support to women & children escaping domestic violence through intervention, case management and group work services. This role works closely with clients by assessing safety needs, seeking to improve social, health, economic and legal outcomes for families, reduce homelessness and promote accountability for offenders of violence.
Specialist Case Worker…
This position is responsible for coordinating intake and assessment and providing case management and support services. This role will be the first point of contact for women requiring support, and ensuring they are directed to appropriate programs or agencies as appropriate. This role will also develop and maintain resource and information systems regarding to local services, networks, and developing a comprehensive understanding of the needs and service gaps in the area.
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, mental health and child protection.
- Tertiary qualifications in a relevant field (e.g. Social Work, Social Science, Behavioural Sciences)
- Experience in case management of people with complex support needs and understanding of trauma-informed practice with women who may be affected by grief, trauma, and other complex presentations including child protection, domestic violence and mental health
- Personal and professional commitment to the WASH House Vision and values and working within a feminist framework
- Knowledge and understanding of domestic violence, social policy and issues that face women and their children in Western Sydney
- Excellent communication skills
- Experience networking with multidisciplinary services and agencies and ability to build and foster relationships
- Conceptual skills, with sound analytical and problem-solving ability
- Superior time management and workload organisation skills with the ability to be flexible and manage competing demands
- Computer and internet skills
- Current driver’s licence
- Working with Children check and Police Check (or willingness to obtain)
The WASH House 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 – increase your take home pay
- Some above Award conditions
- Opportunities for multi skilling and up-skilling
- High level of diversity in role
- Excellent working environment
About the organisation
Your new employer…
The Women’s Activities and Self Help (WASH) House is a community based information and resource centre for women that envisages a community in which women exercise equal rights, choose their own destiny and have a safe environment for themselves and their children. They work towards this by providing information and referral, advocacy, capacity building and support services.
The organisation has been established in the area for over 35 years as a support and resource centre for women. Over this time, the WASH House has grown and evolved to run a range of programs including Staying Home Leaving Violence, Counselling, Case Work, Group Work and Information Services. The WASH House is a service run by women, for women.
Leave work each day feeling part of making a difference to the local community! Find out more about WASH via www.washhouse.org.au
How to apply
Applications not allowed for this job listing.
Please quote in application: Case Worker roles available via Pro Bono Australia.