Strong Minds Child, Youth and Family: Case Worker – Permanent Part Time
Woodville Alliance (WA) is a not-for-profit community organisation based in Western Sydney and working primarily in Fairfield, Bankstown, Auburn and Liverpool. We have operated for over fourty years and provide a broad range of children’s, family, youth, mental health, disability and early intervention services. Further details regarding our services can be found on our website: http://www.woodville.org.au/
Our organisational vision and mission focuses on social justice and working in partnership with our community. Our values include empowerment, empathy, compassion and innovation.
The Strong Minds program within our Community Initiatives Team is funded by the Department of Social Services (DSS) under the Family Mental Health Support Service (FMHSS) program. It services three funded locations within in Western and South Western Sydney (SA3) from our office in Auburn. This program offers early intervention supports to vulnerable children (birth to 18 years) and their families who are at risk of or affected by mental illness to address risk factors and strengthen protective factors. Key aims include: improving children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing, enabling them to better manage impacts of mental illness, improving access to supports and increasing community understanding of and response to mental health issues affecting children and young people.
- Provide early intervention support, short and long term assistance, for children, young people and their families who suffer or are at risk of suffering from mental illness
- Facilitate Child and Youth focused, non-clinical and evidence based groups in order to develop capacity, educate, help identify and de-stigmatise mental health issues
- Provide engagement services and develop partnerships with stakeholders to reach difficult to access families and those that work with children, young people and families
- Work within a client-centred, trauma-informed framework that is culturally appropriate and ensure delivery of support services in line with organisational policies and procedures
- Ensure that services delivered are in line with FMHSS Program and other funding policies and procedures
- Contribute to the development, continuous quality improvement and evaluation of family support strategies with young people by keeping up to date on research and best practice and participating in supervision
- Degree level qualifications in the areas of Social Work, Psychology, Social Sciences, Health or equivalent
- Minimum 3 years’ experience working with children and/or young people with mental illness and demonstrated knowledge of mental health issues
- Practical experience in providing group work therapeutic interventions (non-clinical), practical assistance and case management, to children and young people with or at risk of mental illness
- Experience in the delivery of early intervention mental health strategies to culturally and linguistically diverse communities and an understanding of the diverse needs of clients
- Understanding of safe work practices and management of risk
- Demonstrated experience of working collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary team
- Promotional and networking skills, in particular; experience with Child and Youth service providers and other community networks
- A commitment to social justice
- Current Australian Driver’s License and current and verified Working with Children Check and National Police Check
HOW TO APPLY
Please click the 'apply' button to forward your CV and letter of application addressing the essential criteria 1 to 4 listed above by COB Friday 16th August 2019. Please note applications will not be progressed if they do not address the specified essential criteria. Call T. Boulton-Bell – HR Assistant on 02 9722 5213 for more information.
Woodville Alliance is an Equal Opportunity Employer and our work has always been underpinned by a strong commitment to social justice. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from diverse cultural backgrounds and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.