Group/Youth Worker

 Group/Youth Worker – Fixed Term Contract 16/1/2023 until 30/6/2023 Multiple Part time or Full time positions availableWoodville 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 PRIMARY OBJECTIVEThe primary objective is to provide early intervention support through evidence based and other appropriate group programs to vulnerable children, young people (birth to 18 years) and their families.The Group Worker will build capacity in children, young people and families in regards to developmental, social and emotional skills for healthy relationships, resilience, emotional well-being, positivity, problem solving, coping and/or relaxation skills.The Group Worker will work with key stakeholders including local schools to identify additional needs and how they could be addressed by Woodville Alliance programs. The Group Worker will also work with colleagues from the Community Initiatives Team, including caseworkers to identify emerging issues and the appropriate responses or pathways for referrals. MAIN DUTIESThe role is 27 hours per week with some flexibility offered regarding the spread of hoursPreparation, facilitation and evaluation of Evidence based group work programs to children and young people in school settingsOrganisation, scheduling of programs and liaison with key stakeholders in schoolsMaking referrals for those children and young people that need extra support.Data collection, input and outcomes reporting ESSENTIALQualification in the areas of Social Work, Psychology, Social Sciences, Health or equivalentMinimum 2 years’ experience working with children and/or young people and parents in group settings, particularly in schools Experience in the delivery of groups 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.Satisfactory written and verbal communication and computer literacy.Promotional and networking skills, experience with child and youth service providers and other community networks, particularly those working with CALD communities.A commitment to social justice principles.A valid Australian Driver’s Licence and own car for work purposes.2 doses and a booster of Covid Vaccination.  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. Applications close COB 14th of December 2022. Please visit our careers site (http://careers.woodville.org.au/) to view the position description. Please note only successful applicants will be contacted. Email Alicia Shirley – HR officer on ashirley@woodville.org.au for more information.Position Description 85000 AUD Villawood 2163

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