Intake and Assessment Officer

Job No: 169555
Location: Bayswater, VIC

  • Competitive salary (SCHADS Level 5) + significant salary sacrificing options available
  • Ongoing training and professional development opportunities available as part of a professional learning and development plan
  • Make a difference in the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community members who have been affected by family violence

About Us

BWAHS delivers a range of programs and services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women, men and their families who have been impacted by family violence. These services include, the provision of case management, intensive family support, counselling for women, men and youth and children, and programs for men, women and children. 

Be Rewarded

In addition to a competitive remuneration (SCHADS Level 5), the Intake and Assessment Officer will receive a host of generous benefits, including:

  • Salary sacrificing opportunities to further increase your take-home pay
  • Ongoing training and professional development opportunities - our organisation is committed to developing our staff and we have dedicated programs in place to support this
  • Wellbeing policies and programs including access to clinical and cultural supervision 
  • Fantastic company culture that includes events, celebration days, team activities and more
  • Well-maintained facilities including a newly fitted out building to accommodate the organisation’s ongoing growth and expansion

About the Role

Working from our Bayswater site or, meeting community members in one of our other sites or in a community setting, the Intake and Assessment Officer will manage referrals into our clinical, therapeutic and case management programs. You will undertake the initial assessment, develop care plans for the person or family and, participate in the allocation processes of the community member’s into our programs.

About You

This role is well-suited to candidates who have experience working as an Aboriginal Health Worker, or who possess tertiary qualifications in Social Services (or similar). Two or more years of experience in a similar role will be highly regarded.

BWAHS initial assessments involve a bio-psychosocial assessment and the development of a holistic plan for the community member and their family. The successful applicant will have the ability to think holistically about the needs of the community member and draw from a well developed understanding of the referral and support options available. 

You will have well developed assessment and communication skills and be able to engage members of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community and their families. The successful applicant will also be aware of the ongoing impacts of colonisation and multigenerational trauma in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities.

Most importantly, you will have a warm and engaging demeanour that makes clients feel comfortable and listened to. You should have an awareness of and respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, and have the ability to conduct culturally sensitive assessments when necessary. 

Potential candidates who are Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander are encouraged to apply as BWAHS is a proactive employer and will work with the successful candidate to build a training and professional development plan to ensure that they have the skills that they will need for this position.

Are you a Social Worker or Aboriginal Health Worker looking for a rewarding career in intake and assessment? Apply now!

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