Out of Home Care Case Worker

Wandiyali Children's Services Permanency Support Program (OOHC) works with children, carers and families within the Out of Home Care system.

The role of Case Worker is to assist in identifying, establishing and supporting placements for Aboriginal children and young people with carers in the Hunter and Upper Hunter regions. They will provide casework to children in foster care in line with Wandiyali  policies and procedures and statutory and legislative requirements.

The suitable candidate will be able to address the following essential criteria:

Essential Criteria

Must be of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, or be able to demonstrate suitable knowledge and experience from working within an ATSI community

Relevant experience working with children and young people in the statutory care system

Experience in case work with families, children and young people

Knowledge of legislative requirements for Out of Home Care

Demonstrated understanding of the developmental needs of children and young people

Ability to manage own time and work resources and work effectively in a small team

Experience working with families in adversity

Exceptional interpersonal communication

A high level of skill in report writing

Intermediate level of computer skills

Demonstrated ability to liaise with relevant government and non-government professionals, community groups, services and agencies

Current NSW driver's licence

Current Working With Children's Check

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please forward  your expression of interest in the position to: talana@wandiyali.com.au  stating the position in the subject line. You will be forwarded an application form and a position description.

To then apply for the position you will need to forward the following:

Cover Letter: please introduce yourself and specifically address each of the essential and desirable criteria in the cover letter
Current Resume
Complete Application Form

Applications that are received that do not address the criteria will not be considered. Nor will applications be considered if the applicant has not completed the application form in full.

Please DO NOT apply via directly via SEEK as your application will not be considered. All applications must be sent to the email address stated above.

Only applicants that are successful in gaining an interview will be contacted.

If you are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Person interested in applying for this position and would like assistance with the application package, including cover letter, addressing criteria etc. Please contact the Aboriginal Employment Strategy on 02 4939 4500

Applications Close 9am Friday 6th of March.

Please Note Applications will be reviewed on receipt and if a successful applicant is identified this role may close earlier than the stated date.

More Information

For more information about the position or the organisation please send your queries to talana@wandiyali.com.au

Annual Salary
$0 per annum
Applications Close
Friday 6 March 2020