Youth Hope aims to support children and young people 9-15 years who are assessed as at risk of significant harm (ROSH) or are vulnerable to being at risk of significant harm. Youth Hope works with children, young people, parents and families to create an environment where this group of children and young people can stay safely with their families. Youth Hope provides home visits, counselling, parenting support, and referrals to other health and community service providers.
This role will provide assessment and intensive case management in line with the Wraparound service model to children, adolescents and families who are at risk of escalation within the child protection system.
This is a full time role working 35 hours a week (Monday to Friday) in our office either in Parkes, Orange or Dubbo.
- Provide casework services based on the philosophy and principals of the Wraparound Model of integrated case management.
- Understand the context of child and adolescent development, parenting capacity and family environment factors in which to establish the needs of an individual child or adolescent.
- Provide written and verbal reports which are concise, informative and based on analysis of complex evidence.
- Develop and maintain specialist participation in case plan delivery from partner organisations included in the service user’s Wraparound team.
- Carry out safety and risk assessments utilising the structured decision making (SDM) suite of tools and practice approach
- Maintain appropriate electronic records for service user case files and administration processes, in accordance with Carelink policy and procedures.
- Tertiary qualification at diploma level or above in Social Work, Psychology or relevant discipline with a minimum of 3 years casework experience with children, adolescents and families.
- Ability to engage with families with high and complex needs and work in partnership with them to achieve their goals using a variety of intervention strategies from a range of theoretical models.
- Understanding of child protection issues and an ability to conduct risk and family assessments within a competency based approach.
- Experience in engaging and working with Aboriginal and/or CALD children, adolescents and families in a way that is culturally responsive and appropriate.
- Drivers licence and willingness to transport families, children and adolescents.
- Valid Working with Children’s check.
Employment with Uniting is subject to satisfactory background checks which include a National Police Check and Reference Check.