Job Title: Caseworker
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Sydney
Salary: Salary packaging options
Start Date: 2018-06-16 00:00:00
Reference: Weave - SHLV Caseworker
Contact Name: Carolyn Ezzy
Contact Email: [email protected]
Job Published: June 16, 2018 09:17

Job Description

Staying Home Leaving Violence (SHLV) Caseworker

(28 hours/4 days per week)
Weave Women and Children’s Centre

∙ Work with a dynamic and well respected NGO with over 40 years experience working with the community

∙ Work within a wider team of counsellors, social workers, psychologists, caseworkers, mental health and  AOD specialists, youth workers, education workers, arts and activities workers.

∙Enjoy a culture where your ideas and ways of working are valued and given space to be implemented.

An opportunity has arisen to join the team at Weave Women and Children’s Centre, which has been operating in the Redfern/Waterloo area for over 40 years and now part of Weave Youth and Community Services.  The Women and Children’s Centre auspices two programs – Early Intervention and Placement Prevention, and Staying Home Leaving Violence.

Your role will be providing casework and case management support to women and children within the Staying Home Leaving Violence (SHLV) program. SHLV is a specialised domestic violence program aimed at supporting women and children leaving violent relationships to stay in their own home or to relocate to safe accommodation.  The SHLV service model is based on intensive case management that is long-term, needs-based and integrated with key agencies. This requires knowledge and experience in working with women experiencing domestic violence as well as knowledge of services such as social housing, Women’s Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Services, police, child protection, health and legal services. The successful applicant must have a current NSW Working With Children Check clearance.

You will work in a highly responsive, proactive and innovative way and develop collaborative relationships with other services to ensure holistic support. You will feel highly supported through external clinical supervision, access to peer review, opportunities for training and development and have a friendly and experienced team around you.

The successful applicant will work 4 days per week based in Waterloo. Remuneration will be at SCHADS  Level 4 Paypoint 1-2 ($35.33 - $36.27 per hour) depending on qualifications and experience, plus significant salary packaging benefits.  

The successful applicant will possess qualifications in Social Work, Community Work or a relevant field and/or equivalent experience. Detailed selection criteria are listed in the job description document. You will also need a current full NSW driver’s licence.

**Please contact Lauren Kalagurgevic 9699 9036 for further information.
**Applications including a current Resume and a document specifically responding to each of the Selection Criteria and demonstrating how you meet them (listed on the job description), should be emailed to [email protected]

Essential Criteria
● Relevant qualifications in Social Work, Community Work or other relevant discipline and/or equivalent relevant experience.
● Experience in using a strengths-based framework in the provision of assessment, casework and case management support to women experiencing domestic violence. ● Knowledge and understanding of the legal system in relation to domestic violence
● Demonstrated skills in building community connections and interagency relationships
● Excellent written and oral communication skills.
● Good understanding of social justice issues in general and particularly those facing women who live in the Redfern/Waterloo/Inner Sydney and Inner West areas.
● Understanding of issues affecting Aboriginal Women.
● Understanding of issues affecting CALD Women.
● Demonstrated skills and knowledge in provision of parenting support, particularly in relation to the impact of domestic violence on children.
● A commitment to EEO policy, OH&S safety standards, ethical practice principles and a commitment to the principles of cultural diversity.
● NSW Working With Children Check clearance.
● Ability to work in a flexible and adaptable manner under stress.
● Excellent sense of humour.
● Ability to work effectively as part of a team, and to support other team members in their work as required.
● Current NSW Class C driver’s license.
● Computer literacy.
● Willingness to use own vehicle for work purposes from time to time (mileage will be paid)
Desirable Criteria
● Group work skills

Closing Date for applications is midnight on Wednesday 27 June 2018

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