Careers
CYPSS Worker Botany or Blacktown

Location:
Sydney  
Employment Type:
FT - Full-Time Temporary  
Department:
NSW CYPSS Team Manager
Salary:
Charity Salary Packaging Options Available
Closing Date:
05/11/2021
Supporting Documentation:

CHILDREN AND YOUNG PERSON'S SUPPORT SERVICE (CYPSS) WORKER – 12mth Fixed Term /Full Time

  • Office base can be either Botany or Blacktown, but work is primarily based out within the community.
  • Charity salary packaging options available + vehicle + fuel card.
  • Mobile phone and laptop.
  • 12mths fixed term, full time 37.5 hrs/wk, flexibility with hours is required due to travel within the community.

Key Assets The Children’s Services Provider (Not-For-Profit Agency)

  • National organisation providing child, youth and family services including out of home care, family preservation and intensive support, early intervention.
  • Committed to building a culturally diverse and inclusive workforce, AWEI Bronze Employer of Choice for 2015 & 2016, AWEI Gold Employer Award for 2017, AWEI Silver Employer Award for 2018, finalist for the Australian HR Awards 2017.
  • Key Assets is committed to working in partnership with all communities to achieve good outcomes for our children and families.
  • View our current Reconciliation Action Plan here: https://keyassets.org.au/our-reconciliation-action-plan-rap/

Key Responsibility

As a CYPSS Worker you are responsible for supporting our children and young people placed in family based Out of Home Care (OOHC). This work is varied and will include planning and support activities, individual and or group work, transportation, and supervising family contact visits.

You will have empathy and an enormous passion to helping our children and young people reach their goals and working towards positive outcomes for all. You will work to high standards to maintain organisational compliance and following best practice, policy and procedure guidelines and child safe practices.

About the Role

As part of the CYPSS team, you will be responsible for:

  • Providing various types of support to children and young people i.e.: transport, social/community engagement, education, and mentoring.
  • Undertaking structured supervision and observation of contact with family members which may entail participating in activities both within and outside the agency premises.
  • Supporting children and young people on an individual or group basis in a flexible and creative way through a variety of activities and events.
  • Co-ordinating events and children’s activities as required.
  • Liaising with other agencies and professionals.
  • Providing a service which promotes equality, diversity and rights for all children and young people.
  • Completing required documentation, for operational compliance.
  • Ensuring compliance with business policies and child protection procedures.

Experience and Skills Required

  • Certificate III in Children’s Service/ equivalent qualifications/ training in youth or social care.
  • Be energetic and enthusiastic, have a passion for working with children and young people who have been exposed to trauma.
  • A least 2 years’ experience of working directly with children/young people, including teenagers, in the care system or other relevant field both through individual and group work.
  • Be confident and able to deal with difficult situations in accordance with business and child safe procedures.
  • Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team.
  • Availability during weekdays, during afternoons and early evenings (some weekend work may apply).
  • First Aid Certificate or willingness to obtain.
  • A full, clean Drivers Licence and current Working With Children Check relevant to NSW and be willing to undergo and satisfactorily complete personal and statutory checks.

For further information about this great career opportunity please contact Tina Merali, CYPSS Team Manager on (02) 8336 5700. (KEY ASSETS RESERVES THE RIGHT TO INTERVIEW SUITABLE INDIVIDUALS PRIOR TO THE CLOSING DATE OF THIS CAMPAIGN, THIS CAMPAIGN MAY ALSO BE EXTENDED AT ANY TIME)

KEY ASSETS THE CHILDREN’S SERVICES PROVIDER is committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and all applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and minority groups are encouraged to apply.