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Social Worker, OOHC

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.

Terms: Maximum term contract based in Macquarie Park

Your new role

Passionate about improving outcome 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 pace 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.

Your experience

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

  • Experience addressing child protection concerns or 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
  • Professional Diploma of Therapeutic Life Story Work desirable

Your benefits

These roles are paid at a Child & Family Practitioner Level 5 of our Enterprise Agreement (on our Careers Page). Our benefits include:

  • Salary packaging, meal & entertainment cards
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Novated leases & pool cars available
  • Accrued days off
  • Long service leave after 5 years & more!

Be the change. Together we can create a just society for all Australians. Are you ready to help us shape the next chapter? Call Lauren Blackburn on 0466 737 438  to discuss the role in more detail.

Position profile

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).

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