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In-Home Support Worker

 

  • Ongoing, 0.6EFT (3 day per week) based in Reservoir
  • Competitive remuneration & Salary Packaging
  • Integrated and responsive service delivery model

We have an exciting opportunity for an In-Home Support Worker to join our Child Youth & Family Service area and be a part of an innovative and trusted community service organisation within one of Australia's largest welfare networks -Kildonan UnitingCare.

What's involved in this position?

The role of In-Home Support Worker is to work alongside the Stronger Families Case Workers to provide direct support to families in line with family care and action plans. This will involve working alongside families in their homes to coach, support and strengthen their home management, parenting and family relationships

In consultation with the Senior Practitioner and according to the family care plan, providing in-home support to families will include: skilling parents children and young people to develop and maintain family routines, meal planning and cooking, promoting positive relationships, communicating with each other, home management including cleaning routines and home maintenance.

Additionally, working closely with the case worker to empower children, youth and parents by assisting them to develop skills and strategies to address their own issues is a component of this role as well as  engaging with children, young people, parents and extended family to identify motivation for change, provide encouragement, hope and acknowledgement of effort and success.

We want to hear from you!

We would love to hear from you if you have:

  • A relevant tertiary qualifications in Social Welfare, Psychology, Youth Work, Family Therapy, Infant mental health or equivalent.

  • Demonstrated skills and experience in working with vulnerable children, youth and their families, including capacity to engage clients and establish effective helping relationships

  • Demonstrated experience and understanding in working with culturally diverse families and Aboriginal families

  • Knowledge and experience in providing practical support to vulnerable families that builds on family strengths and supports them to address risk and wellbeing issues for their children.

  • Flexibility and creativity to develop support for families that is based on their unique abilities and strengths

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and report writing skills.

  • Ability to be self-reliant, motivated and accountable in managing multiple tasks and meeting timelines and targets

  • Well-developed administration and organisational skills, including strong computer literacy in Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc.

We are committed to:

Nurturing and supporting our employees in every way possible and providing staff with the opportunity to learn and grow their careers within ground-breaking programs as part of our dynamic and engaging culture.

The Position Description for this role is attached, where you can view the full list of Key Responsibilities and Key Selection Criteria. For more information, please visit our website: http://www.kildonan.org.au/

Kildonan is a Child Safe Organisation!

Kildonan is committed to safeguarding children and young people. Our recruitment process involves extensive screening processes prior to appointment including thorough reference checking. All successful applicants must comply with Kildonan's Child Safe Policy. The requirement to undertake a Criminal Records Check with a satisfactory outcome and hold a valid Working with Children Check (E) Card is mandatory. Travel between sites is required therefore you will need to hold a current Victorian Driver's license

For a confidential discussion about this opportunity, please contact Amie Turner on 8470 5000.

How to apply

You will need to forward your cover letter, a current resume and a response to the key selection criteria document (attached) to Marnie Hopkins, People & Culture Coordinator. Please apply by emailing your application to [email protected]

Applications Close: 12pm on Thursday 27th April  

Kildonan UnitingCare - An Equal Opportunity Employer and a Child Safe Organisation

*Please note: Only applications addressing the KSC will be considered

Job contact

Name: Marnie Hopkins

Phone: 9412 5700