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Family Services Case Workers (Aboriginal Identified)

Job No: 89962
Location: Wagga Wagga, NSW

  • Are you passionate about child welfare?
  • Bring your skills in family therapy to this rewarding role!
  • Excellent remuneration $70,000 plus super plus NFP salary packaging!

About the Organisation

The Riverina Medical and Dental Aboriginal Corporation (RivMed) is a not-for-profit leader in the provision of primary health care and community welfare services.

RivMed aims to provide services which reflect the growing need of Aboriginal people to have access to primary health care and community welfare services.

These include preventative health care programs and the core programs also reflect the need to continue to address the inequality in health outcomes that persist. Those core programs include medical services, and family health, drug and alcohol counselling and advocacy support.

Services in support of Aboriginal families include those provided by the Family Health Team, Intensive Family Based Services, Out of Home Care and the Family Functional Therapy-Child Welfare and Social & Emotional Wellbeing teams.

As part of the NSW Government’s New Family Preservation Models initiative, RivMed has been selected to provide Family Functional Therapy – Child Welfare services in Wagga Wagga and surrounds.

About the Opportunity

RivMed has multiple opportunities for Family Services Case Workers (Aboriginal Identified) to work as part of the Child Welfare services team based in Wagga Wagga, NSW on a full-time basis.

Reporting to the Team Leader - Therapeutic Services, this rewarding role requires you to deliver Family Functional Therapy - Child Welfare within a team environment of skilled caseworkers and clinical therapeutic staff.

More specifically, your key duties will include (but will not be limited to):

  • Delivering skilled positive cognitive behaviour therapy;
  • Adapting service delivery to meet the needs of diverse families;
  • Conducting assessments and analysis within set timeframes;
  • Meeting a high level of reporting requirements;
  • Building collaborative working relationships within government and non-government providers;
  • Collecting and recording clear and concise data.

RivMed is seeking experienced individuals who have strong knowledge of early intervention, child protection, and out of home care. The successful candidates will also have a good understanding of child protection law.

To succeed in this position, you will have a Diploma of Community Services, Mental Health, Social Welfare, Social Science, or equivalent. You will also have previous experience in case management and working within the community services sector and/or Aboriginal health.

Candidates will also have a strong understanding of how to build parental capacity and how to strengthen and empower families.

Experience working as part of a successful multi-disciplinary team, collaborating and networking with stakeholders, and a high-level of written and oral communication skills will be pivotal to your success in this role.

Candidates with an understanding of inter-generational trauma and those who have the ability to develop links within the community will be highly regarded.

The successful candidates will have a current driver's license and the ability to travel within regional areas and interstate.

You will be a strong, reliable and self-motivated person with outstanding interpersonal skills. Having knowledge of the Aboriginal communities serviced by RivMed will be looked upon favourably. 

Please note: Aboriginality is essential to this role and is a genuine occupational requirement and racial discrimination is prohibited as outlined under Section 8 (1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975.

About the Benefits

In recognition of your hard work and dedication, you will enjoy an excellent remuneration $70,000 plus super plus NFP salary packaging!

The organisation is passionate about providing quality care solutions to Aboriginal communities and will give you the opportunity to significantly impact the lives of local residents.

Don't miss this opportunity to directly affect the success of a vital community organisation — Apply Now!

 

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