Aboriginal Child Protection Caseworker - Sydney
At DCJ, we know the more Aboriginal caseworkers we have, the more Aboriginal kids grow up safely at home with mob. We’re excited to welcome motivated Aboriginal caseworkers with cultural knowledge and experience who can help make this happen.
As an Aboriginal caseworker, you will build relationships and appreciate the importance of children to our future. We will support and help you to develop your career.
Come Join Us. Come Join Me. Become a Child Protection Caseworker.
About the role
Caseworkers respond to reports about children or young people who may have been harmed or where there are safety concerns. The first priority is always the safety, welfare and wellbeing of the children or young person.
In the role you will:
- work sensitively and respectfully with parents, family members, children or young people
- applying your cultural knowledge of a particular local Aboriginal community
- work collaboratively with other agencies
- develop safety plans and undertake risk assessments
- manage cases and situations including working with high needs and high risk clients and their families
- be involved in court processes, including the preparation of court documents and attending court
- engage in complex problem solving
- Align with DCJ’s broader policy plan to prioritise Aboriginal family wellbeing across a district or network area
- participate in individual and group supervision
What we offer:
As the largest child protection organisation in Australia we offer competitive benefits and opportunities including:
- Salary from $74,117 to $102,403 + super
- Industry leading training including our caseworker development program
- Ongoing career development and support
- Generous leave entitlements including flex leave
- Health and wellbeing benefits including Fitness Passport
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For Aboriginal applicants a relevant diploma or degree qualification is preferred. Applicants without a relevant qualification are required to demonstrate at least two years experience working with vulnerable children, young people and their families. For successful applicants without a relevant qualification, a commitment to gain a relevant qualification will be required during the course of employment. Communities and Justice trains and offers career development opportunities for all staff and the attainment of a relevant qualification will be supported.
Aboriginal people interested in applying for the Aboriginal caseworker position must have a commitment to providing support and strengthening relationships between Communities and Justice and the local Aboriginal community. This support should reinforce the ongoing and sustainable provision of better service delivery and outcomes for Aboriginal children, young people, families and communities.
In addition to identifying as an Aboriginal person, a valid drivers licence is required and willingness to drive. You also require a Working with Children clearance number.
Please note it is an essential requirement of the role that successful applicants will have had their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine by 25 October 2021 and their second dose by 17 January 2022.
Contact: For any recruitment enquiries please email [email protected] or phone 02 9765 5553.
A talent pool may be created for future ongoing and temporary roles and is valid for a period of up to 18 months
We value a diverse and inclusive workplace
We actively promote the employment of women, people with a disability, Aboriginal people, LGBTQI+ and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
If you need an adjustment in the recruitment process, please call or email the contact person listed above, and also advise us of your preferred method of communication.
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