Case Worker - Child Protection


About The Role

The Brighter Futures program delivers targeted voluntary early intervention services to families with a child under the age of 9 where concerns of risk of significant harm have been raised.

Utilising your previous experience as a Case Worker, you will provide an integrated case management approach for families to increase safety for children and contribute to improvement in child wellbeing outcomes.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of an innovative organisation and program that has been selected to be part the NSW SafeCare trial and is due to commence implementation of an outcomes based practice framework in 2020 which you will be trained in.

As a caseworker you will be able to draw on the knowledge and skills of early childhood teachers, systemic practitioners and an Aboriginal Practice Leader to support your work

This is a newly created role for an experienced case worker to join our Brighter Futures - Southern Sydney team located in Caringbah. This is a full time permanent position working 38 hours per week.

About You

  • Knowledge of relevant legislation
  • University qualifications in Social Work, Psychology or other relevant degree
  • Demonstrated case management and assessment experience working with children and families with complex child protection issues
  • Excellent relationship building, negotiation and influencing skills with experience working with a range of stakeholders including families, government and community groups
  • Knowledge and understanding of a variety of different cultural and religious groups
  • Experience and knowledge of theoretical approaches when working with children and families including child development theory
  • Working with Children Check (WWCC) Clearance Number
  • Current driver’s license with comprehensively insured vehicle (desirable)

Our Culture

SDN's values are at the heart of everything we do. If you share our values and believe that through working together we can make the world a better and more equitable place then we want to hear from you! We commit ourselves to being: trustworthy and reliable, inclusive and respectful and creative and innovative. SDN commitment to staff is demonstrated by investing in an Employee Value Proposition project based on staff feedback.

SDN Benefits include:

  • Positive welcoming culture
  • Opportunity to be part of the new SafeCare trial
  • Ongoing training and development with long term career progression opportunities
  • Working with a team of professionals who have extensive experience and knowledge gained through our 110 + year history of supporting children and families
  • Flexible working arrangements with a strong focus on work life balance
  • Experienced and passionate management team who are supportive and consultative
  • Be part of the development and implementation of our new practice framework
  • Priority placement for children of staff members
  • Discounted child care fee
  • Paid parental leave
  • Finders fee - Referral Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Program - Free, voluntary and confidential counselling service
  • SDN Staff Giving Fund
  • Purchased Leave
  • Picnic Day - One extra day paid leave for all permanent staff

View the position description here: https://www.sdn.org.au/media/2112/case-worker-l3-jan-2018.pdf

SDN Children's Services welcomes and encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply.

Successful applicants will be subject to relevant pre-employment checks including Working with Children Check (NSW) and National Police Check.