Careers | The Benevolent Society

Case Worker - Identified

Our Intensive Family Support Program 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:

As our new Case Worker, 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 to develop case plans that build on the family’s resilience. You will enable them to overcome risks by using evidence informed practices, partnering with other services and supporting the family to shape their next chapter. 

Terms: Full-Time Ongoing role based in Loganholme, QLD.

This is an Identified position. The Benevolent Society considers that being Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander is a genuine occupational requirement under s25 of the Anti-Discrimination Act QLD 1991. 

Some of the benefits we offer:

  • We set you up for success with a buddy, structured orientation & mobile tools
  • Salary packaging,
  • Flexible work arrangements,
  • Novated leases,
  • Long service leave after 5 years & more!

What you'll bring:

As well as having recognition from Community as a culturally safe person and practitioner, you will have:

  • 3+ years’ experience working with ATSI children and families within safety and/or well-being context with 1+ year case management experience
  • Formal qualifications in social work, early childhood, psychology is desirable
  • Excellent understanding of child protection issues & client vulnerabilities, and the impact of trauma and the effect on child behaviour and development
  • Understanding of the needs of diverse communities such as ATSI, culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD), and LGBTI communities.

For more information please contact Elizabeth Power on 0427 896 697 to discuss the role in more detail. Closing date 23 June 2019.

Internally this role is called a Child & Family Practitioner.

Position Description

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).