Case Worker - Domestic Violence Rapid Enhancement Macarthur

Job No: VIN2138
Location: Macarthur

  • Maximum term until 30 June 2021, full-time
  • Based in Macarthur, NSW; involves travel within Macarthur/Camden/Woollondilly/Wingecarribbee
  • Current NSW Driver Licence is required
  • SCHCADS Award, Level 4, rates range from $36.62 to $39.52 per hour depending on qualifications and experience
  • The St Vincent de Paul Society considers being a woman is a genuine occupational qualification for this position under section 31 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW).

What we do

The St Vincent de Paul Society is a leading provider of community support services and has been assisting people experiencing disadvantage in NSW for more than 130 years. Our people reach out to the most vulnerable in our community through our Conferences, Special Works and Vinnies shops. The Society’s mission is to shape a more just and compassionate society by offering a ‘hands up’ approach to people in need respecting their dignity, sharing our hope and encouraging them to take control of their own destiny.

 

Directorate overview

This position is in the Vinnies Services directorate and is part of the Homelessness and Housing Team that is responsible for state-wide management of excellent homelessness and housing services.

The Role 

The DVRE Case Worker will provide case work support to women and their children who are experiencing trauma and homelessness due to domestic violence.  The role is responsible for:

  • conducting initial assessment to identify client needs
  • working closely with the client in developing goal-orientated case plans; conducting regular case plans review and follow up to ensure case plan goals are achieved
  • referral of clients to appropriate external services, life skills and community engagement programs; provide other support resources as needed to promote their independence and empowerment
  • maintaining accurate and up-to-date client records and case notes
  • advocating for clients where necessary i.e. courts, service providers etc.

This role will report to the Manager, Homelessness and Housing – Macarthur.  Please click here for a copy of the position description that contains the full list of accountabilities and responsibilities.

To be successful in this role, you will need: 

The St Vincent de Paul Society considers being a woman is a genuine occupational qualification for this position under section 31 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW).

  • Qualification/s in Social Work/Social Science/Community Welfare or other relevant field or equivalent work experience.
  • Possess good negotiation and conflict resolution skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including highly developed interpersonal skills with an ability to relate positively and confidently with a wide range of people, in a variety of settings.
  • Sound knowledge of, and an ability to access, a range of relevant community resources, particularly in the areas of drug and alcohol services, mental health, legal assistance, income support, employment service providers, training and accommodation, family assistance and permanent housing options.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team and to work independently and unsupervised.
  • Sound knowledge of WHS legislation as it relates to the workplace.
  • Understanding of child protection issues, legislation and requirements.
  • Sound knowledge of the social, community and private rental housing market in NSW.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing a caseload and case planning, including people with complex and/or high-level needs,
  • Demonstrated ability to use client database and Microsoft Office packages such as Word, Excel, Outlook.
  • NSW driver licence.

Come and join our team!

We believe our employees are key to our success and in return we offer:

  • Job satisfaction working as part of a team making a difference to people’s lives in an organisation that cares about people. 
  • Generous salary packaging benefits to employees where a portion of take-home pay is tax-free. 
  • In addition to excellent learning and development programs, as a large purpose driven organisation we provide opportunities to grow your career across a range of teams and services.
  • Supportive, friendly and values driven team environment and culture.

Prior to an offer of employment, preferred candidates will be required to complete the pre-employment checks including reference checks, a Police check, Working with Children check, Health Declaration and/or a medical check, Right to work in Australia check. The Society is committed to being a Child Safe organisation, further information can be found in the Society’s commitment to Safeguarding Children & Young People.

If you have questions about this role, please email to Melissa Reil (Manager, HHS Macarthur) melissa.reil@vinnies.org.au, quoting Case Worker - DVRE Macarthur/VIN2138.

Please click here for Information on how to apply.

 Applications close at 11:00 pm on 31 January 2021

Please submit your application online, attach your Resume and your responses to the 'Role-specific criteria' outlined in the attached Position Description.

St Vincent de Paul Society (NSW) is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and is committed to engaging a diverse workforce. The Society strongly encourages applications from people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background, people with disability, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds and mature aged applicants.

 

 

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