ID: 134735

Social Worker, Social Services Officer, Case Manager (NFP Community Justice Organisation)

Community Services Regular - more than 6 months Melbourne VIC, Hawthorn VIC, Sydney NSW, Collingwood VIC, Heidelberg VIC, St Kilda VIC, Canberra ACT, Sydney NSW

About this opportunity

The incumbent of this position will be required to:

  • Counselling groups or individuals in dealing with chronic illness, loss of a loved one, or substance abuse
  • Being a mandatory reporter and investigator of potential child or elder abuse
  • Assess the needs of each individual client and keep detail records of clients progress in the healing process
  • Advocate on behalf of the client or family members by consulting with other members of the healthcare team
  • Helping to connect clients with community and government resources around financial or insurance issues
  • Help clients fill out Medicare or Medicaid applications information and oversee their information and status of ongoing benefits.

** Skills to Succeed:**

  • Tertiary qualifications in Social Work, eligibility for membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers and commitment to the AASW Code of Ethics ( Preferable)
  • Experience and clinical skills - assessment, counselling, advocacy, referral to community services, and discharge planning in a health/rehabilitation setting
  • Experience working in a health setting with adults with a physical or cognitive disability
  • Demonstrated competence in communication skills – written and verbal, negotiation, conflict resolution
  • Demonstrated commitment to participation in supervision and professional development
  • Computer skills and demonstrated competency

Additional requirements

Medical Check *. National Police Certificate *. Working with Children Check *.

Every application is based on merit, we have minimum standards that must be met by every candidate and position to work with our organisation.
1. Australian Citizenship/Permanent Resident;
2. Relevant Qualifications and Certificates/Registrations;
3. Minimum of 3 years of relevant experience within Australia;
4. Great communication and listening skills;
5. Ability to commit the required time for the position and be able to commit to a 12-month position (minimum);
6. Upon engagement, you will be required to have or obtain a Working with Children Check (WWCC) and a National Police Check (NPC), which is conducted alongside our partnered charity agency.

* May be arranged via the Organisation. Details to be provided on expression of interest.
Time Required

10 Hours of working per week ( Negotiable)

Suitable for
  • Centrelink Volunteers
  • Families with Children
  • Groups of 10 or more
  • Online & Remote Volunteers
  • People with disability
  • Skilled Volunteers
Type of work
  • Companionship & Social Support
  • Counselling & Help Line
  • Disability Support
  • Education & Training
  • Fundraising & Events
  • Governance, Boards & Committees
  • Mediation & Advocacy
  • Seniors & Aged Care

Every volunteer in DCSS Australia will undertake the training free of charge: - Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO); - Council of Social Services (QCOSS); - Mandate Report Training, for both Victoria and New South Wales; - Others as required and or negotiated.