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Finding Solutions Plus Case Worker

Summary

  • Part time 0.6 FTE opportunity for 12 months
  • Join a progressive not-for-profit contributing to social change for Victoria’s most vulnerable people
  • Competitive remuneration package with salary packaging benefits 

At MCM we’re changing lives every day. We’ve been around for almost as long as Melbourne itself and are a responsive, creative and flexible organisation transforming the lives of people experiencing disadvantage. Our services extend across disability, homelessness & justice, palliative care, and education and early years. A career with us means you are part of an organisation making a real difference.

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About the program

The Finding Solutions Plus program sits within the Youth and Family Homelessness Services portfolio and forms part of the Homelessness and Justice and Family Division.

The Finding Solutions Plus (FSP) program is based at the Kildonan Uniting Care Reservoir office. There are three consecutive days allocated to this part of the position and sits within the Stronger Families (SF) partnership. Kildonan Uniting Care is the lead agency for SF who provide placement prevention and reunification services to vulnerable children and their families with substantiated child protection concerns.

FSP provides long term support to young people aged 10 – 15 years and their families, focussing on strengthening relationships, youth support and connection, parental support and family mediation.  The FSP program covers the North Eastern region of Melbourne.

Duties will include but not be limited to:

  • To manage a caseload of clients using innovative and effective case work practice
  • To provide a holistic response to young people and their families to address relationship conflicts and the underlying issues that may lead to conflict
  • To provide outreach to young people and their families in their own settings
  • To actively participate in care team meetings with the Stronger Families partnership
  • To develop cohesive and collaborative working relationships with allied services, networks and stakeholders
  • To respond appropriately to referrals from CALD, Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander communities

Skills & experience

  • Relevant qualifications in Youth, Social and or Family work are essential and have experience in case work / case management.
  • Direct experience and demonstrated effective responses in working with young people and their families who are at risk of homelessness.
  • Demonstrated understanding and knowledge of working within a case management framework including case file management.
  • Demonstrated high level understanding of the issues that affect young people and their families experiencing conflict and at risk of report to Child Protection.
  • Experience and ability to develop cohesive and collaborative working relationships with allied services, networks and stakeholders.

Download position description for the full duties and key selection criteria. 

For enquiries about this role please contact Stacey Hill on 0428 245 632 or via email.

Benefits You can look forward to:

  • Salary packaging benefits up to $15,900 annually
  • Supportive work/life balance provisions
  • An organisational investment in your training, learning and development
  • Access to an employee assistance program

How to apply

LGBTIQ+ and Aboriginal / Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

Applications should include a current CV, Cover Letter and address the Key Selection Criteria. 

Applications to Stacey Hill Team Leader via email. We reserve the right to interview prior to the closing date.

Applications close at 5pm on 18 July 2019.

Appointment to this position is subject to the satisfactory completion safety screening, including but not limited to a National Police Check, International Check (if applicable), Working with Children Check, and the right to work in Australia.

Our commitment to diversity

At MCM, we embrace differences in gender, age, ethnicity, race, cultural background, disability, religion and sexual orientation. We know that diversity and inclusion helps us to attract, recruit, engage and retain a team of talented people. If you require specific support to apply for this position, please advise the recruiting manager whose contact details are listed in the advertisement. We will work with you to identify the best way to assist you. 

Our commitment to safety

MCM is committed to the safety of its clients and employees, taking a zero tolerance approach to violence within the workplace and abuse, including child abuse and abuse of people with disability. All employees are required to comply with the Child Safe Standards.

Position details

  • Date posted

    04 July 2019
  • Closing Date

    18 July 2019
  • Location

    Reservoir
  • Work type

    Fixed-Term Part Time
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