About the role
- Full time role working 35 hours per week
- 12 month contact with a view to extend
- Based in Bankstown and some scheduled work time at home
This is a brand-new role within our program and we are looking for a passionate, adaptable, qualified caseworker to join our fabulous team in Bankstown.
The role has a strong focus on education, onboarding, training and development activities with our foster Carers to support them provide the best possible care for the child or young person in their care. The successful candidate will develop, deliver and coordinate strategies, and professional development activities to assist carers learn and maintain their capabilities to meet their responsibilities, all while ensuring that they feel connected and supported along the way.
The successful candidate will support, assess and guide Carers through core foster care training; that is child focused, trauma informed, strength based and c ulturally and linguistically responsive. You will work with other key MCFP team members including caseworkers and managers who support the child, their other family members and carers as well as key sector stakeholders advocating and/or delivering training for carers. You will be responsible for developing the MCFP carer training program resources which includes face to face training, coaching, online material and cultural peer support groups to identify common training needs as well as individualised support requirements.
The successful candidate will ideally have the following skills & experience:
- Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, Family Therapy or related discipline;
- Minimum 3 years’ experience in child protection and/or experience in working with the OOHC;
- Well-developed analytical & organisational skills coupled with excellent written and oral communication skills;
- Experience in adult learning and training design with an ability to facilitate training and support groups for carers;
- Ability to engage and work with groups of people, tailoring communication and negotiating strategies, and activities to suit a culturally and linguistically diverse communities;
- Valid NSW drivers’ licence;
If you have the skills we need and you’re ready to start working in a truly rewarding role, we want to hear from you!
About our Benefits
- Work for a Community focused not-for profit organisation
- Access to Salary packaging options – receive up to $15,900 of your salary tax-free meaning more take home pay!
- Industry leading flexible working arrangement supported to work from home and office, including 9-day fortnight;
- Working alongside collaborative and outcome focused team members all wanting to make a difference in our communities.
About the organisation
SSI is a community organisation and social business that supports newcomers and other Australians to achieve their full potential. We work with children and young people as well as people with refugee and asylum-seeking background, culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities, people with disability and more to build capacity and enable them to overcome inequality.
About the Multicultural Child and Family Program (MCFP)
SSI delivers a specialist culturally responsive permanency support program in Sydney with a satellite service in Newcastle. The Program’s service models include family preservation, multicultural foster care, restoration and other out-of-home care services through a culturally responsive practice framework prioritising services for children and young people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds aged 0–18 years. The prog ram is committed to keeping children and young people safe, in stable homes, connected to family, community and culture.
How to apply
At SSI we have a zero tolerance for child abuse and are committed to creating and maintaining a child safe organisation where protecting children and preventing and responding to child abuse is embedded in the everyday thinking and practice of all employees, contractors and volunteers. All employees will undergo a National Police Clearance and a Working with Children Check as a condition of employment.
Please apply directly via the link below including a cover letter and resume. Should you be successfully shortlisted, one of our Talent Acquisition Specialists will be in contact to guide you through our process and next steps.
SSI will provide reasonable adjustments in our recruitment processes and in the workplace. If you require a reasonable adjustment, or want to update your preferred method of communication, please email email@example.com or call Vimla Khooblall on 02 8799 6700
Please quote in application: Caseworker - Carer Training and Support via Pro Bono Australia.