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Organisation : Greenacre Area Community Centre Management Committee

Location : Sydney (Greenacre)

Work type : Part-time, Contract/Temporary

Sector : Community Development, Community Support Services, Disabilities, Families, Mental Health

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 1 Mar, 2021

About the role

  • Part-time – 24 hours per week (days negotiable)
  • Salary and Conditions – Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award (SCHCADS) Level 4/5
  • Pay Rate dependant on qualifications and experience

As a member of the Greenacre Area Community Centre staff team, the role of Child and Family Counsellor/Caseworker is to:

Work directly with the target group to provide a range of targeted early intervention (TEI) services including Counselling; Intake/Assessment/Casework; Parenting Programs, Mentoring/Peer Support and Capacity Building. Target groups include: children 0-5, children 6-18, younger parents, single parents and CALD communities.

The position is funded by the Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ).

This is a rewarding opportunity for an experienced, committed and enthusiastic professional to work creatively across the various program areas to deliver the Family Empowerment Program (FEP). The FEP is part of the targeted support services implemented under our TEI funding contract. You will be working both individually and with our Supported Playgroup team and in partnership with external services, including local primary schools.

Specific Duties: Refer to the Position Description for full details of the role.

Essential Selection Criteria:

  • Formal graduate qualifications in Social Work, Psychology, Counselling, or other relevant disciplines
  • Experience in the provision of generalist counseling services with children, families, and young people
  • Ability to work with vulnerable and disadvantaged families and provide intake/assessment/casework services and utilise external referral networks
  • High level program planning and development skills
  • Ability to undertake a Needs Analysis of families in the local community 2
  • Proven program facilitation skills and a track record delivering a variety of evidence based parenting education programs
  • High level interpersonal skills and the ability to relate well to people from a diverse cultural background
  • Understanding of the needs of socially disadvantaged/vulnerable families
  • Ability to work as part of a team and contribute to the organisation’s objectives
  • Strong computer literacy skills
  • Flexibility to work additional hours if required
  • Excellent verbal and written English communication skills
  • Knowledge of current legislation related to Child Protection issues
  • Current NSW Drivers Licence and access to a vehicle
  • Working with Children’s Check

Desirable Selection Criteria:

  • Fluency in a second relevant community language
  • First Aid Certificate
  • Knowledge of current Work Health and Safety legislation.
  • Membership of a relevant professional body

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Greenacre Area Community Centre Management Committee

Our Vision

An inclusive, empowered, and engaged community

Our Values

  • Ethical: We work in a way which is honest, right, and fair
  • Socially Just: We advocate for equality. We support people to improve their lives and claim their human rights.
  • Inclusive: We work to create a community where everyone feels they belong, no matter who they are, where they are from, or what their life journey has been.
  • Collaborative: We promote genuine community engagement and participation. We listen to the community so we can continually improve. We build partnerships, and collaborate with our colleagues inside and outside of the organisation.
  • Creative: We use our imagination, energy, and resourcefulness to find new and innovative ways to achieve our Vision
  • Sustainable: We operate in a way that supports environmental, social, and economic sustainability.

How to apply

Position Description : PD
Additional Attachment : Cover Letter Template

Applications not allowed for this job listing.


Please quote in application: CHILD AND FAMILY COUNSELLOR/CASEWORKER via Pro Bono Australia.


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