Case Worker

  • Full time maximum term contract until June 2021
  • Work in Perth’s southern region (Cannington, Fremantle, Rockingham)
  • Salary package up to $15,900 to pay for everyday items and living expenses

About MercyCare

MercyCare is a leading aged care, early learning, disability, family and community services provider. We have a large and diverse workforce delivering programs and services throughout Western Australia. Our Vision is for people and communities to thrive and we are guided by a person-centred approach in all aspects of service delivery.

We are committed to safeguarding children, and young and vulnerable people; working in partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people for our shared future; embracing diversity and creating a welcoming and inclusive environment for our service users and our workforce.

The Role

MercyCare is seeking an experienced Case Worker for the Reconnect Program within our Youth and Homelessness department. This role is offered on a full time, contract basis with funding for the current program secured until 30 June 2021.

As a Case Worker for the Reconnect Program, you will provide an outreach service to young people aged 12-18 years and their family, which includes counselling, mediation, advocacy and practical support. The successful applicant will maintain a caseload of clients, participating in the referral intake process and ensuring person-centred, client-driven principles are integrated as part of case plans. You will provide both one on one support and group activities, maintaining accurate and comprehensive records and participating in events relevant to community needs.

To be considered for this role, you will require:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Human Services
  • Understanding of evidence-based service models for working with young people and families
  • Demonstrated experience working with complex young people and their families
  • Experience and knowledge working from a trauma informed approach
  • Knowledge of issues presented by homeless youth, those at risk of homelessness and their families
  • Experience in case work practice within the community sector
  • Working with Children Check
  • Driver’s Licence
  • National Police Clearance (obtained within the last 6 months)

For further information, please contact Yanthe McIntyre-Gadsby, Metro Youth Services Coordinator on 0417 368 *** or email ***************   

Please click “Apply for this job” to view the position description and apply via the MercyCare website.

Applications close on 27 May 2020. Shortlisting for this position will commence immediately and the position may close earlier than stated if we have found a suitable candidate.

MercyCare is an inclusive employer. We embrace and celebrate diversity and strive to reflect and be inclusive of our contemporary Australian society and the communities we serve.

We welcome and encourage applications from men, women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people from all walks of life, regardless of age, disability, culture, race, gender identity and sexual orientation.

MercyCare is committed to the protection of children and young people.