Child and Youth Case Worker
Woolloomooloo / Surry Hills
- SCHCADS Award Level 5, $84,854 + super + tax-free salary packaging.
- Great learning and development programs and clear pathways to internal progression.
- Generous salary packaging benefits to employees - portion of take-home pay is tax-free.
- Flexible to working from home arrangements.
The St Vincent de Paul Society is a leading provider of community support services, whose mission it is to shape a more just and compassionate society. We believe our employees are key to our success and offer Learning and Development programs to enhance and grow your career across a range of teams and services. Our staff are recognised for their achievements and are offered promotional opportunities on a meritocracy basis within a collegiate and values driven team environment and culture.
Your new role
Amazing opportunity for a Child, and Youth Case Worker to join Vinnies NSW. Your experience and understanding of child and youth development will be invaluable as you advocate on behalf of the young people accessing Vinnies homelessness and Housing services. You will play a vital role in providing essential casework support to children and young people who are homeless or are at risk of becoming homeless.
Role responsibilities include:
- developing case plans that prioritise the safety and well-being of children and young people
- Complete mandatory reporting for children and young people assisted as required.
- promote young people's independence by supporting the development of relevant living skills and ability to engage in the community
- facilitating groups that assist target groups to meet identified needs and goals.
- advocating on behalf of young people where necessary
- undertaking home visits with clients located in temporary or transitional accommodation, and families who are transitioning into permanent housing or private rental options
- maintaining accurate client records and case notes.
To be successful in this role, you will need:
- Minimum TAFE Certificate IV or currently undertaking tertiary study, in welfare or related field.
- Demonstrated understanding of child and youth development & previous experience working with high risk children and young people.
- Demonstrated understanding of the Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Act 1998
- Previous experience supporting children and young people at risk + knowledge of the child protection system and mandatory reporting obligations
- Demonstrated awareness of appropriate local community support services for homeless clients, including government agencies and NGOs, and the capacity to build and maintain strong relationships with such service providers.
- Ability to use sound judgement and act appropriately in crisis and emergency situations.
- NSW driver licence
- It is a condition of employment that you comply with the Society’s Pandemic Policy - COVID-19 and Public Health Orders in order to work in or enter Society facilities. In accordance with our policy, you will be required to provide evidence of your vaccination status or a valid medical exemption as part of the resourcing process
If this sounds like you, apply now by submitting your application with a resume & cover letter addressing the essential criteria of the position description. We are keen to fill the role quickly and interviewing suitable applications as we receive them, don't wait to apply.
If you have questions about this role, please email Damian.Royce@vinnies.org.au quoting: VIN2741Child & Youth Caseworker.
The Society is committed to being a Child Safe organisation, further information can be found in the Society’s commitment to Safeguarding Children & Young People. Prior to an offer of employment, candidates will be required to complete the pre-employment checks including a Police check & Working with Children check.
St Vincent de Paul Society (NSW) is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and is committed to engaging a diverse workforce. We take pride in the diversity of our people and encourage applications from people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds, people with disability, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, people who identify as LGBTQIA, candidates of any or no religious beliefs and applicants of all