• 11-May-2021 to 30-Jun-2021 (IDLE)
  • Dubbo, AUS
  • $36.62 - $39.40
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Salary Sacrifice available, discounted gym membership, Employee Assistance Program

For over 60 years, Westhaven Ltd has been a not for profit, community-based charity organisation who have been providing support to adults, children and young people with disability within NSW.

We have a strong focus on quality, flexibility and people-focused disability services.

Why Join Us:

  • Attractive remuneration- Attractive salary package with salary sacrifice available.
  • Well-established company- Take pride in working for a highly-regarded and award-winning business.
  • Professional development- Plenty of off the job and incidental training provided to you.
  • Work-life balance- We support and encourage flexibility for a better work-life balance.
  • Diverse team- Enjoy working within a culturally diverse and friendly team.
  • Company allowances- Discounted gym memberships and Employee Assistance Program

About the Role:

We are seeking candidates who are interested in joining the Westhaven team as a Case Worker within our Intensive Therapeutic Care Team for Children and Young Persons with Significant Disability (ITC-SD).

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Manage the casework cycle for children in care. This involves working with Care Team specialists (Educators, medical, behavioural, cultural) to ensure that Plans (Health, Culture, Education, Family Contact, Behaviour Support etc) are developed, reviewed and implemented within set timeframes.
  • Maintain regular contact with Children and Young People in care. Seek their views and opinions. Monitor their wellbeing.
  • Participate in 'Reflective Practice' processes for Care Teams.
  • Work in ways consistent with the Westhaven Therapeutic Practice Framework.
  • Ensure that all members of the Care Team are able to access up to date plans for children in the ITC-SD Program.
  • Educate and support the Care Team staff in the implementation of Behaviour Support Plans. Fulfil duties as a Mandatory Reporter to provide an environment that children and young people in Westhaven's care are supported and safe from abuse and neglect.

Skills & Experience:

  • MUST reside in and hold full working rights in Australia.
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in a similar role.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, Social Work, or a relevant Behavioural Science.
  • Working with Children Check and National Criminal Record Check.
  • Current and up-to-date Driver's Licence.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Children and Young Person (Care and Protection) Act 1998.
  • Ability to coordinate the development, implementation and review Casework Plans for children living with significant disabilities in OOHC.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the NSW Child Safe Standards for Permanent Care.
  • Capacity to work effectively both independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Proficiency in report writing and demonstrated an ability to develop, organise and maintain records in a professional and timely manner.
  • Proficient computer skills including the use of Client Management System.
  • Current Driver's licence
  • Current First Aid Certificate
  • Current Working with Children Check, NDIS Worker Check Number and a Criminal Records Check obtained within the last 6 months.
  • Completion of the 'NDIS Worker Orientation Module" https://training.ndiscommission.gov.au/login/index.php

Holding a current Working with Children Check, and NDIS Worker Check number and completing a National Criminal History Record Check clearance are requirements of this position.

Any published closing dates are estimates only. We aim to fill vacancies as quickly as possible. This means that we will close advert as soon as we have found the right candidate and this may be before the published closing date. We would therefore advise interested applicants to submit an application as early as possible.

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