Careers
KA0121 - Child and Family Social Worker - Prevention (Clayton/ Mornington based)

Location:
Melbourne  
Employment Type:
FP - Full-Time Permanent  
Department:
VIC Team Leader Foster Care Bayside

CHILD AND FAMILY SOCIAL WORKER - PREVENTION (Clayton/Mornington)

Our service in Victoria is currently seek an experienced Child and Family Social Worker to be part of Key Assets in our Early Intervention and Prevention team within the Clayton/Mornington Office. You will work with families, building their capacity in responding to the needs of their children.

You will be part of a vibrant, energetic, and highly professional team committed to making a positive and lasting difference to the lives of children and young people.

Benefits

  • Laptop and phone
  • On-going professional training and supervision
  • Full Time, 37.5hrs (Offices based in Clayton/Mornington, however travel within and around your coverage area is an expectation)
  • Salary packaging options for NFP c/w vehicle and fuel card
  • 4 weeks annual leave, increases to 5 weeks after 2 years continued service

Key Assets The Children’s Services Provider

  • A dynamic NOT-FOR-PROFIT community service organisation.
  • An evolving Australia wide Out of Home Care and family services (NGO) provider
  • 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 and Working within a trauma informed, therapeutic framework

About the role
As the Child and Family Social Worker you will work intensively with at risk children, young people, individuals and their families. With the aim of keeping children and young people safe, strengthen families, build parenting capacity, prevent children and young people entering Out-of-Home Care and safely restore children and young people back to family.

You will work within Key Assets policies and procedures in accordance with the Key Care Team frameworks.

To be successful you will have a strong understanding and solid skills in working with families to prevent Out of Home Care placements and restoring children/young people back to family/kin care. You will have a tertiary qualification in Social Work (or relevant qualification) which is recognised by AASW. The role will primarily be based within the community working with families and children/young people maintaining their safety.

Travel within and around your coverage area is an expectation of the role so flexibility and the ability to work unsupervised is an essential component.

The successful candidate will

  • Have a tertiary qualification in Social Work recognised by AASW or hold a relevant qualification in another Human Services field
  • Have experience working with families/kin and children and young people
  • Be highly energised and have a passion for delivering a high standard of service
  • Be highly committed, resourceful, possess excellent organisational and communication skills
  • Experience in risk, critical incidents/allegations, investigations process and recording
  • Sound knowledge of trauma and attachment
  • Have experience of writing reports and carrying out broad based assessments drawing upon contemporary theory and research
  • A working knowledge of relevant legislation arising from Child Protection Legislation
  • Have a current/or be able to obtain a Working With Children Card and satisfactorily complete other personal and statutory check as required

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For a private conversation please call Simone Carr (Operations Manager) or Lisa Ranahan (State Director) on (03) 9566 7800

(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.