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Children's Worker

McAuley Community Services for Women - Footscray, VIC

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work
Source: Family violence jobs

JOB DESCRIPTION

  • 2x Part time permanent – 3.5 days per week
  • This role will cover 7 shifts over a fortnight roster working with children within the McAuley Care program
  • Hourly Rate – level 4 of the SCHADS Award +
  • Generous Salary Packaging

McAuley Community Services for Women, a ministry of the Institute of Sisters of Mercy of Australia and Papua New Guinea, is committed to creating a world that enables women and children to participate in society on their own terms through innovative services, advocacy and a caring community… so poverty and homelessness can be eradicated.

Do you want to bring your skills and experience as a Children’s Worker to join our team and make a difference to women and children?

About us

McAuley Community Services for Women, a ministry of the Institute of Sisters of Mercy of Australia and Papua New Guinea, is committed to creating a world that enables women and children to participate in society on their own terms through innovative services, advocacy and a caring community… so violence and homelessness can be eradicated.

Our Vision is women and children are safe, supported and empowered to achieve their highest potential: all home safely.

About the role

This role will cover a 7 day per week/14 day per fortnight roster working with children within the McAuley Care program.

The role is focused on providing:

  • child focused,  trauma informed responses and support to infants and children, in collaboration with their mothers and other supports.
  • staff advice on supporting women and children in a Child Focused and Trauma Informed  manner.
  • high quality interventions.
  • work collaboratively with McAuley team members and external service providers to provide individualised and integrated support to children according to McAuley’s  Direct Practice Competency framework.
  • individualised support to empower women and children in repairing bonds, relationships and supporting a  sense of fun and enjoyment in play.
  • Use strengths based practice support mothers in developing appropriate boundaries and routines for their children.
  • Support  families to live safe from violence, regain power and control of their lives.
  • Undertake  child risk & safety assessments in collaboration with the child, their mothers and other supports.
  • Design and facilitate age appropriate programs for children within McAuley’s Community Services programs

To find out more about the role, please read the full position description.

About You

Essential Requirements

You will have:

  1. for Women and a commitment to the philosophy and core values of the organisation.
  2. A capacity and ability to demonstrate McAuley Community Services for Women’s Direct Practice Competencies with relevant evidence/examples.
  3. An understanding of the complexity of the child protection and family violence service systems and the issues involved in providing services to clients.
  4. Demonstrated ability to provide direct service in the clinical assessment and treatment of infants, children, young people and families; including experience specifically in providing clinical interventions for children and parents together, and to comply with service delivery towards output and outcomes requirements.
  5. Demonstrated knowledge of developmental trauma and the impact of violence and trauma upon infants, children and parenting, and child-parent relationships.
  6. Ability to provide secondary consultation and advice to non-clinical staff, including parents, heath, education and statutory services.
  7. Demonstrated background or training relevant to working with clients with complex needs, including family violence, alcohol, drugs, CALD and/or mental illness.
  8. Demonstrated analytical, verbal and written communication skills including report writing. Demonstrated positive working relationships with other agencies in a service network, and experience with shared casework, or group work.
  9. Apply an understanding of the responsibilities associated with working with all clients including confidentiality, duty of care, mandatory reporting, other relevant legislation and professional conduct.
  10. Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  11. Understanding of and commitment to the principles of safety, stability, health and wellbeing.

Preferred Requirements

  1. A tertiary qualification in Social Work, Human Services (Welfare), Community Development or a related discipline.
  2. Post Graduate training is preferred (child psychotherapy, infant-parent therapy, family therapy etc.) and trainee or clinical membership of relevant professional association.
  3. An understanding of the Child and Family Services sector and an understanding of the Children, Youth and Families Act 2006 and Family Violence Protection Act 2008.
  4. Knowledge of some of the specific issues facing migrants, refugees, people in same sex relationships and specific needs of people with a disability who experience family violence.
  5. Experience maintaining client information and case notes on a relevant computer based program or database, preferably SHIP.
  6. Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite.
  7. Knowledge of the Family Violence Protection Act 2008 and the Common Risk Assessment Framework and the ability to share this knowledge and model systems advocacy.

How to apply

Applications must address the Key Selection Criteria to be considered (three pages maximum).

The key selection criteria are outlined in the position description. To obtain a copy of the position description please contact humanresources@mcauleycsw.org.au.

Only people with Australian Citizenship or Permanent Residency may apply for this position.

If you have specific questions about the job please contact Phillippa Dwyer at phillippad@mcauleycsw.org.au.

Applications close at 12am Sunday 27 June 2021.

HOSPITALITY COMPASSION  JUSTICE  COMMUNITY

McAuley Community Services for Women values diversity and encourages applications from all backgrounds.

A child-safe organisation

We are committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children supported by our services. Read more about how we work to ensure that the individuality and best interests of children are promoted and respected.

EEO exemption No. A209/2012

McAuley Community Services for Women were granted an EEO exemption No. A209/2012. This was to assist in attracting the most suitable candidates in our recruitment and selection process. This exemption is used to provide legal grounds for the organisation to accept applications from women only for specific positions in the organisation namely positions where the employee is required to work 1 on 1 with vulnerable women/children.

We seek a new Order from the Victorian Civil Administrative Tribunal in relation to a section 89 exemption from the provisions of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010. This will allow us to continue to legally seek applications from women only for identified positions in our recruitment and selection process.

Footscray, VIC

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work




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