Are you passionate about the socially isolated and vulnerable people in our community?
Do you want to further your career in the community services sector by making a real and lasting difference in the lives of others?
Join our warm, friendly and supportive culture!
About the role: Anglicare are looking for a casual staff member with initiative and enthusiasm to support children in Out of Home Care to have Supervised Contact with their family members.
Duties will predominantly focus on Out of Home Care supervision and contact however sometimes there is work in other programs such as Mental Health.
This role has a high level of weekend work and does involve travelling to surrounding towns during a contact visit.
Key responsibilities may include but not limited to:
Facilitate and supervise Out of Home Care contact between children and their family members.
Demonstrated ability to write reports after a visit.
Establish positive relationships with the clients, staff and other organisations
Promote Anglicare’s services in a positive manner
Ensure that clients are safely transported in vehicles to various locations
Assess client safety, planning, and intervening where appropriate, by ensuring the well-being of the client
Reporting – ensure that reports are a prompt and an accurate record of observations, risks, interactions and dynamics
Skills, knowledge and experience needed:
Tertiary education, Cert 3 or above in Social Work, Psychology or Child Welfare/Community Services/Mental Health OR demonstrated equivalent experience and working toward a qualification.
NSW Drivers licence (unrestricted)
Knowledge of Child Protection and Out of Home Care issues and the impacts it has on a person’s life
Skills in establishing rapport, respectfully communicating expectations and being assertive
Experience relating to and building rapport with children and identifying children’s needs
Knowledge of child protection system and the mental health recovery frameworks
Excellent observation, written and verbal communication skills
Working with Children’s Check
Able to pass a Criminal Check
First Aid Certificate essential or willing to obtain
Working at Anglicare may be the best opportunity you will ever have to make a positive difference in people’s lives!
As a Christian organisation, with a heritage of service spanning 160 years, we serve people who are vulnerable or marginalised by providing a range of care and community services.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates are encouraged to apply.