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 forty 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) It services three funded locations within in Western and South Western Sydney from our office in Auburn.
This program offers early intervention supports to vulnerable children and their families who are at risk of or affected by mental illness.
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.
- Work a minimum of 22.8 hours a week (equivalent to 3 full days) with some flexibility offered regarding the spread of hours
- 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
- Work within a client-centred, trauma-informed framework that is culturally appropriate
- 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 5 years’ experience working with children and/or young people with mental illness and demonstrated knowledge of mental health issues, both in an early intervention context
- 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.
- Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary team
- Current Australian Driver’s License, 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 5 listed above ASAP. Applications will be processed in the order of which they are received. Please visit our careers site (http://careers.woodville.org.au/) to view the position description. Please note only successful applicants will be contacted. 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.