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Social Worker/ Case Manager

At The Benevolent Society, we believe in a society where everyone can live their best life.

Our Child & Family Wellbeing Services provides early intervention support to children and young people who are showing early signs of, or are at risk of developing a mental illness. The service aims to improve their wellbeing of children and families enabling them to better participate in their communities and reach their full potential.

About this role

As a Social Worker/Case Manager, you will work with children, young people and their families to identify and develop supports to address risk factors that may be impacting on their lives. Working from a child focused approach, you will strengthen the protective factors to reduce the impact of issues that may produce poor mental health outcomes later in life. You will promote a culture where each family’s point of view and preferences for their wellbeing are recognised, respected and understood.

More benefits

  • Monthly accrued day off for full time staff
  • Tablet and phone to do your work remotely
  • $15,900 tax free salary packaging

What you need to succeed?

You will have a tertiary qualification in Social Work, Welfare or Psychology (or related discipline) and:

  • Experience in the Community Services Sector in Early Intervention, Child Protection or Mental Health
  • A person centred & strengths based approach to working with children and families in a mental health context
  • Ability to act calmly and sensitively with people who are distressed, have demanding or unpredictable behaviours
  • A clear understanding of child protection issues and mandatory reporting responsibilities
  • High level written and verbal communication, it’s important to document our work
  • Excellent relationship building skills and experience working with the local Aboriginal communities
  • Current drivers license (pool cars are available so you don’t need to use your own vehicle)

Apply ASAP with your resume and cover letter (no more than 2 pages), outlining how you align to the role! Contact Katharine McLean on 0428 552 129 or katharine.mclean@benevolent.org.au for a confidential discussion.

Closing date: 16th August 2020

Internally this role is called a Child & Family Practitioner, click here for the position profile.

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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).