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Norfolk Island Child Wellbeing Caseworker Fixed Term Contract

Location:
Norfolk Island  
Employment Type:
CO - Contract  
Department:
NI Ops Manager
Salary:
Competitive salary + allowances

Norfolk Island Child Wellbeing Caseworker Full Time/Fixed Term Contract – Based on Norfolk Island

Benefits

  • Full time/fixed term contract ending 30 December 2021 - 40hrs pw
  • Salary ranging $85,000 - $89,000 annually + Superannuation + Allowances
  • Ongoing support and training

About the role

As the CHILD WELLBEING CASEWORKER you will work collaboratively with other professionals, families and the Norfolk Island community to provide services to children, young people and their families. You will report to the Team Leader on Norfolk Island with support from the Key Assets Operations Manager. This role will promote and maintain quality care in a family setting by working directly with children and young people and families to keep children and young people safe with positive social, emotional, health and educational outcomes.

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

  • A children and family services provider service (NGO) provider, located Australia wide
  • 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 and 2019, finalist for the Australian HR Awards 2017
  • On Norfolk Island we provide a child protection and child wellbeing service. Australia wide, Key Assets provides a range of children’s services surrounding child and family intensive preservation and restoration support, disability services and out of home care (OOHC).

Responsibilities

  • Contribute to building a robust and integrated service system on Norfolk Island
  • Provide information, education and case management
  • Work in partnership with other child and family wellbeing staff, teachers, counsellors and health workers to manage referrals and promote integrated service delivery, including joint counselling and group work
  • Engage with families and the community to provide information and education about issues impacting on children and young people, and facilitate their involvement in addressing those concerns in the community.
  • Participate in the out of hours on-call roster
  • Ensure the completion of all case management documentation, for operational compliance
  • Ensure compliance of business policies and child safe/protection procedures
  • To be successful you will have a strong understanding and solid skills relating to Child Protection and Child and Family Services. You will need a tertiary qualification in Social Work and it must be recognised by AASW. You will be motivated to achieve outcomes and be committed to providing a quality service. You will have excellent communication and written skills and will be highly organised.

Experience and Skills Required

  • Be highly energised and possess passion for being the ‘Agent of Change’
  • Experience in working with family/kin to prevent out-of-home Care placements and restoring children/young people back to family/kin
  • Show initiative and be able to work independently
  • Engage with and work collaboratively with children and families and partner agencies
  • Have a sound understanding of child safe practices and procedures
  • Experience in report writing, risk, critical incidents/allegations, investigation processes and recording
  • Experience in areas of trauma, attachment theory and associated behaviours other relevant frameworks
  • Knowledge of current legislation and government initiatives to support your practice as a social worker
  • Must possess a full current Australian driving license and be prepared to obtain a Norfolk Island driving license and be willing to undertake relevant statutory and personal reference checks

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For a private conversation regarding this exciting opportunity, please call Stephanie Fielder on T: +6723 23380 or M: +6723 50150

You can also contact us via email - ChildWelfareOfficer@keyassets.com.au or visit our NI-Connect website - https://ni-connect.net/

(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)