Caseworker – Identified

North Sydney 2060 Permanent / Full Time

Ally has a background in the Social Work field and firsthand experience working directly with vulnerable Children & Families. She bring a unique perspective to her role as a specialist consultant. Allys expertise lies in matching candidates with opportunities that not only align with their career aspirations but also offer the potential for specialisation and growth within the Children, Youth & Families sector. In her capacity as an expert in this field, she collaborate closely with organisations and their leaders to gain a deep understanding of their onsite needs, future ambitions, and growth strategies. This allows her to connect them with talent that precisely fits their requirements. Each successful appointment facilitated through ABRS holds a special significance for Ally. It's not just about filling a position; it's about contributing to a shared mission with ABRS partners, one that aims to enhance the lives of Children, Youth & Families across Australia. This sense of purpose infuses every aspect of her work, driving her to continually seek out the best talent that can make a meaningful difference in this critical sector.

Recruiter :
Ally Fava

Ally Fava
  • North Sydney
  • Up to $113k (total package) including salary packaging!
  • $500 bonus once you pass probation!

Our client is a well-respected organisation that specialises in providing best practice family support, family preservation and out-of-home care services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, young people and their families. They partner with families, providing services and support, where children are at risk of escalating within the child protection system or entering out-of-home care. Where children cannot remain safely at home, they provide culturally appropriate out-of-home care.
Join an organisation committed to empowering Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and communities and fostering employee wellbeing.  

 As the caseworker, you will collaborate with your team, families and external stakeholders to ensure the safety and wellbeing of children and work to enhance parenting capacity to preserve families. 

Competitive Benefits;
  • 35-hour week
  • Flexible and hybrid work arrangements (work from home during school holidays)
  • Additional Leave over the Christmas period
  • Additional Leave accrual-based service
  • Leave Loading
  • Employee incentive programs
  • Monthly wellness days (KPI Driven)
  • Extensive Aboriginal cultural connections and training
  • Support to obtain further qualifications

This role will involve;
  • Conduct comprehensive assessments of families to identify their strengths, needs, and risks. Develop individualized case plans in collaboration with families to address their specific concerns and goals.
  • Provide ongoing support and intervention to families, utilizing evidence-based strategies and interventions. Assist families in developing and enhancing their parenting skills, improving family dynamics, and promoting positive child development.
  • Identify and assess potential risks to children's safety within the family. Develop and implement safety plans in collaboration with families to ensure the well-being of children. Monitor and manage risks throughout the intervention process.
  • Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders, such as other professionals, community services, and support networks, to ensure coordinated and holistic support for families. Attend case conferences, meetings, and court hearings as required.
  • Identify appropriate support services, resources, and programs to address the specific needs of families. Make referrals to relevant community-based services, such as counseling, housing assistance, substance abuse programs, or parenting education, and ensure effective coordination between different service providers.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date case records, progress notes, and documentation in accordance with organizational and statutory requirements. 

The requirements for this role include;
  • Aboriginality
  • Tertiary qualifications in Community Services or related field
  • Experience in Foster Care or Child Protection programs
  • Demonstrated ability to produce clear and concise written material
  • Understanding of the Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Act 1998
  • NSW Driver's License and Working with Children Check
  • Ability to participate in a rotating on-call roster (remunerated)

This position is Aboriginal identified. To perform this role, it is essential that the person who holds the role be an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person. It is a genuine occupational requirement under section 25 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 that applicants are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders.

Why partner with abrs to secure your next role?  

Our values aren’t just things we believe in. They’re our entire foundation.
They’re the very reason we exist, and the reason we’ve returned every single cent of profit we’ve earned to charity.

Abrs is Australia’s only charity owned not for profit recruitment agency with 100% of our net revenue returned to fund programs that assist children, youth and families.
When you engage with abrs to secure your next career move you are participating in an ethical recruitment process that funds programs in the charity space.
Choosing abrs means you are helping us to help some of the most disadvantaged in our communities. 

To apply hit APPLY NOW as we will be shortlisting for this position soon.
For a confidential discussion OR to find out more about the role please call Ally Fava on 0482 182 603.
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