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Social Worker/Case Manager

Our Brighter Futures Service strengthens families so children can live at home safely, free from abuse and neglect, and enjoy the best possible start to life. We deliver voluntary services to families at high risk of entering or escalating within the statutory child protection system.

Your new role

You will engage and support at-risk families to make different choices for their children. You will undertake an initial assessment of family strengths and needs, and develop case plans that build on the family’s resilience to enable them to overcome risks by using evidence informed practices, partnering with other services and supporting the family to shape their next chapter. 

Terms: Multiple roles available (full-time & casual pool) based in East Maitland

Who’s the team?

We are a team of Social Workers and Case Managers with a supportive Manager and the support of a Practice Leader.

We are committed to high quality work, very welcoming and believe with the right support every parent has potential to make lasting life changes.

Your experience

As an experienced Social Worker, Psychologist, Case Worker or Case Manager you will have:

  • Experience identifying and addressing child protection concerns
  • Holistic strengths based approach to achieve lasting change 
  • Capacity to engage with people from all walks of life including the local Aboriginal community
  • High level of professional accountability and integrity and a belief that every parent has potential
  • A relevant degree qualification and current driver’s license

Your benefits

As an employee of The Benevolent Society, you can make the most of our benefits:

  • Salary packaging & discount programs
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Novated leases
  • Accrued days off
  • Long service leave after 5 years & more!

3 things about us (that might pleasantly surprise you)

  1. We're a not-for-profit and non-religious organisation
  2. We've been helping Australians for over 200 years
  3. Our Resilient Practice Framework is built upon world recognised evidence based practice approaches & 41 intervention techniques

Be the change. Together we can create a just society for all Australians. Are you ready to give a family hope? Call Melanie Arthur on 0448 414 590 to discuss the role in more detail. Applications close 26 May 2019.

Internally this role is called Child & Family Practitioner.

Position profile

We welcome diversity in all its forms; applications from underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged. We value relationships with our local Aboriginal community and welcome applications from its members.

We see ability not disability, if you identify as a person with a different ability please get in contact.

Successful candidates will be required to clear probity checks including National Criminal History Record Check and Working with Children Check or similar (where relevant to the role).