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SSI is a community organisation and social business that supports newcomers and other Australians to achieve their full potential. We work with people with a refugee and asylum-seeking background, culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities, people with disability, youth and children and more to build capacity and enable them to overcome inequality.
SSI draws on its expertise and experience to advocate for the people and communities it serves. Through the work we do, we empower people to change their lives. Through our advocacy and representation, we influence ideas and policy.
ABOUT MULTICULTURAL CHILD AND FAMILY SUPPORT (MCFS) PROGRAM
The Multicultural Child and Family Support (MCFS) Program provides a range of services to assist children and young people who have been found to need care and protection to meet their permanent care plans, needs, safety, stability and wellbeing through a culturally aware and responsive lens.
The MCFS Program uses a client centred, strengths-based, trauma informed framework to guide its service delivery and facilitate sustainable and practical outcomes for children, young people, families and carers; working in partnership with member agencies and local ethnic and sector partners. Its cultural lens aims to link children and young people with a bilingual worker and/or carer and/or community based matched bilingual support worker.
The MCFS Program has contractual responsibilities with FACS and regulatory responsibilities with the Office of the Children’s Guardian (OCG).
The Caseworker provides casework support to children, young people, foster carers and their birth families within the Multicultural Child & Family Support Program, with the aim of achieving permanency care outcomes.
This role works with FACS, other government and non-government organisations to deliver culturally responsive services to children, young people, foster carers and their birth families.
- Undertake child and family case work including assessments, planning, placement support, monitoring and reviews
- Understand current permanency planning principles
- Develop, implement and review children and young people’s case plans
- Match children and young people with foster carers
- Ensure the views and wishes of children and young people are considered
- Provide information, advice and support to foster carers
- Contribute to the cohesion and support of team members and assist with home visits, assessments and the use of your language skills (if applicable)
You are passionate Case Worker -MCFS, OOHC or child protection and experienced in providing casework support to children, young people, foster carers and their birth families within the Multicultural Child & Family Support Program; the aim is to achieve permanency care outcomes. You will work with FACS, other government and non-government organisations to deliver culturally responsive services to children, young people, foster carers and their birth families in a manner consistent with the SSI Multicultural Child and Family Support Program model and internal policies. Ideally you have completed or are enrolled in a relevant tertiary degree or diploma. You are highly analytical, work well under pressure and are result driven.
You are resilient, a strong influencer and a collaborative team player. You operate with the highest levels of integrity.
WHAT WE OFFER
We offer the opportunity to engage in meaningful work that makes a real difference to the lives of our clients, their families, carers, and communities.
We have a fantastic benefits package that promotes work/life balance; something we are very passionate about! This includes a fortnightly Accrued Day Off (ADO) for full time staff, flexible working arrangements and generous salary packaging options so you can increase your take home pay!
Our workplace reflects the communities we serve and where everyone feels empowered to bring their full authentic selves to work. Together, we continue to build an inclusive culture that encourages, supports, and celebrates the diverse voices and abilities of our employees.
We strongly believe in protecting the safety and well-being of children and vulnerable communities and take child protection very seriously. All employees will undergo a National Police Clearance and a Working with Children Check as a condition of employment.
SSI will provide reasonable adjustments in our recruitment processes and in the workplace.
If you require a reasonable adjustment please email [email protected] or call 02 8799 6700 and ask for the talent team.
This role is open for weeks from 6/12/2019. Please submit your application in that time.