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SDN Children's Services

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Looking for Case Workers!

Competitive Salary + Benefits

Award Winning Not for Profit Organisation with a 115+ Year History

Realise your potential, with the support of our village. As a value led organisation, Winner of the 2021 Change Champion Awards, SDN is one of Australia's most respected children's services providers, with 650+ staff across 37 sites in NSW and the ACT. Build a career you're proud of, with networking, training, and promotion opportunities.

Location

Redfern or Caringbah

Work type

Full time, Permanent

What you'll do

  • Work with 7-11 families at any one time (calculated on employed hours) maintaining regular face to face contact, ensuring practice is informed by child protection risks and the families progress on their project/s.
  • Work within the service provision guidelines and Thriving Families, SDN's Family Centred Framework by maintaining a focus on child wellbeing outcomes
  • Engage in a way that aligns with the Thriving Families behaviours and principles in everything you do.
  • Provide flexible and responsive services to families, visits are based on need
  • Make independent decisions relating to the day-to-day work with children and families, with reference to the Team Leader where appropriate.

Your team

As part of our Family Preservation team, you will connect with colleagues across the metro program and wider child and family programs to deepen your knowledge and skills. You will also be supported by the SDN Village to welcome diversity of thought into your practice.

Our village will nurture your career, with the opportunity to engage in Fidelity Coaching and SafeCare for trained Providers. You can test & pilot innovative practices and make a difference across the whole organisation.

Who you are

  • Diploma qualifications in Community Services or equivalent, or University qualifications in social work or equivalent.
  • Experience of working within a community services and / or child and family sector.
  • Demonstrated commitment to child focused practice, well developed understanding of Child Protection practices, a sound understanding of legislation and an ability to effectively assess, prioritise and manage risks to child wellbeing.
  • Experience working with vulnerable and complex children and families including those from different cultural backgrounds.
  • Supportive, tactful, and empathetic nature with the ability to make clear judgements that promote the rights, interests and wellbeing of children.
  • Eagerness to learn and seek diverse feedback on clinical decisions and practices and experience in applying constructive criticism to modifying practice.
  • A current Working with Children Check (WWCC) and National Police Check.
  • NSW Driver's licence.
  • Excellent relationship building, negotiation and influencing skills with experience working with a range of stakeholders including schools, NDIS providers, government, and community groups.

Your benefits

  • Generous leave entitlements, including 12 days personal/carer's leave, paid parental/ partner leave, access to purchased leave (up to 2 weeks), paid study leave, access to long service leave after 5 years, paid domestic violence leave, and an extra paid leave day between Christmas and New Year (NSW)
  • Hybrid working arrangements
  • Full salary packaging
  • Travel Reimbursements
  • Monthly and Annual Rewards and Recognition Program
  • Employee Assistance Program (free counselling service)
  • Discounted childcare fees & priority placement for your children
  • Paid Work Health and Safety training including First Aid and CPR
  • Up to $500 Finder's Fee for referrals

What it's like to work with our village

When you join SDN, you join a village that partners with families to enrich young lives. Our team is here to help you explore your interests and unleash your talents. We learn and grow together, sharing tools, resources, and knowledge.

At SDN, everyone is welcome and respected. We encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply for this role.

Successful applicants will be subject to relevant pre-employment checks including Working with Children Check (NSW), National Police Check and Covid 19 vaccination in line with government regulations.

If you believe that by working together we can make the world a better and more equitable place, then we'd love to hear from you.

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