Settlement Services International is a leading not-for-profit organisation providing a range of services in the areas of humanitarian settlement, accommodation, asylum seeker assistance, foster care and disability support in NSW. Our vision is to achieve a society that values the diversity of its people and actively provides support to ensure meaningful social and economic participation and to assist individuals and families reach their potential.
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. Our service is growing and we are seeking 3 permanent Caseworkers in our Bankstown office.
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 (Human Services, Psychology or Social Work, Welfare…). You are highly analytical, work well under pressure and are result driven.
It would be advantageous but not mandatory to have a second language such as Turkish, Arabic or Vietnamese.
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. SSI fosters an environment conducive for work/life balance; something we are very passionate about. For this, we offer a fortnightly Accrued Day Off (ADO) for full time staff, flexible working arrangements and generous salary packaging options to increase your take home pay!
Being passionate about social justice and diversity, SSI is committed to being an EEO employer. We embrace diversity in our workforce and encourage applications from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, including those from Aboriginal, Torres Strait Island heritage and people with lived experience of disability. We strongly believe in protecting the safety and wellbeing 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.
If you require a reasonable adjustment please email [email protected] or call Nadia Messaoudine on 02 8799 6772
Applications close date: 16th June 2019