Aboriginal Caseworker – Illawarra/Shoalhaven
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Do you have what it takes to meet the demands of this challenging and highly rewarding role?
Being an Aboriginal Chid Protection Caseworker requires resilience, tenacity and compassion to support children and families living in varied and challenging circumstances. Assessing reports of alleged child abuse and neglect can be confronting; however, the rewards for ensuring the best outcome for a child can be limitless.
We want to improve outcomes for vulnerable Aboriginal children and families, so we need more Aboriginal voices, knowledge and experience to do this.
That’s why we need you!
So we can meet the needs of Aboriginal communities in appropriate ways, it’s important to have caseworkers who are Aboriginal people. By becoming an Aboriginal Child Protection Caseworker, you have the opportunity to:
• provide an Aboriginal perspective
• advocate on behalf of Aboriginal people in your community
• provide services to Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal children, young people and families
• build strong relationships with partner agencies to support and strengthen families and cultural connections
• use your cultural knowledge to help inform and shape service delivery
A day in the life of a Child Protection Caseworker
While no two days are the same, here are some of the duties you’ll carry out on a day to day basis:
• Conducting risk assessments for children and young people who may be in need of protection
• Developing plans to ensure the safety and wellbeing of these clients
• Working with other NSW agencies, NGOs and families to plan, coordinate and negotiate services for our clients
• Implementing effective case plans, to ensure that children, young people and families are provided with the practical and emotional support they need
• Manage complex cases and situations working with high needs and high risk clients and their families
• Where necessary you may be involved in court processes, including the preparation of court documents, attending court and participating in evidentiary processes
Benefits we provide
• A competitive base salary range $72,418 – $100,056 pa plus superannuation and annual leave loading
• Industry leading training and support via our intensive caseworker development program
• Promotional opportunities
• Working alongside diverse people towards a common goal
• Flexible working conditions including a 140 hour month
You can apply to be an Aboriginal Child Protection Caseworker at DCJ if you:
• identify and are recognised as an Aboriginal person and can provide documentation to verify this
• have at least two years experience working with Aboriginal children, young people and families or communities
• a valid drivers licence
• a Working with Children clearance number prior to commencement in the role (to obtain further information on how to apply for a WWCC please click here)