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Social Workers, OOHC

Due to new funding and internal promotions we are looking for Social Workers and Senior Social Workers.

We enable children in Out Of Home Care (OOHC) to achieve to their highest potential.  We support their carers and their birth parents to create a safe and secure environment so these children have a safe place to land.

Current NSW reforms regarding permanency in OOHC is changing the way we work. It is an exciting time for employees in the OOHC space with the ability to learn new skills and add to our knowledge every day. Our new OOHC contract reinforces our great work with birth families, carers and the child/young person while providing the opportunity to review our practices and adapt where required.

Your new role

Passionate about improving outcomes for children/young people who have experienced complex trauma, you understand the importance of building a team around the child/young person.

Working holistically, you will ensure the home and support network contributes to their development, improves their longer term outlook while maintaining connections with birth families and culture.

You can work in a fast paced environment and adapt easily to change while always keeping the best interests and well-being of the children at the centre of what you do.

Terms: Full-time roles available in Hurstville

Your experience

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

  • Experience addressing child protection concerns or in OOHC using trauma informed practice
  • The ability to have tough conversations in a sensitive and appropriate way if there is a risk to child welfare
  • Capacity to engage with people from all walks of life and adapt to changing circumstances
  • Ability to work flexible hours and participate on an on call / duty roster when required
  • A relevant degree qualification and current driver’s license (pool cars are available)
  • Professional Diploma of Therapeutic Life Story Work desirable

Your benefits

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

Be the change. Together we can create a just society for all Australians. Will you help us to shape the next chapter? Call Lauren Atkinson on 0410 030 142 to discuss the role in more detail. Closing date 20 June 2019.

Position profile - Social Worker
Position profile - Senior Social Worker

We are committed to improving employment outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, Older Australian's and people of all abilities. For application support only please contact recruitment@benevolent.org.au.

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).