ID: 134735

Social Worker, Social Services Officer, Case Manager (Not-for-Profit Community Justice Charity)

Community Services Regular - more than 6 months Across: Melbourne VIC, Sydney NSW, Canberra ACT, Sydney NSW, Perth WA, Darwin NT, Newcastle NSW, Brisbane City QLD, Gold Coast Mc QLD

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

Driver's Licence (C) . 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 hour per week ( Negotiable)

Suitable for
  • Centrelink Volunteers
  • Families with Children
  • Groups of 10 or more
  • Online & Remote Volunteers
  • People with disability
  • Skilled Volunteers
  • Wheelchair Access
Type of work
  • Administration & Office Management
  • Companionship & Social Support
  • Counselling & Help Line
  • Disability Support
  • Education & Training
  • Fundraising & Events
  • Governance, Boards & Committees
  • IT & Web Development
  • Marketing, Media & Communications
  • Mediation & Advocacy
  • Research, Policy & Analysis
  • Safety & Emergency Services
  • Seniors & Aged Care
  • Translating & Interpreting
  • Tutoring & Coaching
  • Writing & Editing
Training

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.

Reimbursement

Negotiable