Family Preservation Caseworker

  • 1 x Full Time Position
  • Working across both our Wollongong and Nowra offices

10 March 2024


The Family Preservation Caseworker provides intensive support services to Aboriginal children, young people and their families who are at risk of entering the Statutory Out of Home Care (OOHC) System with the goal of keeping families together.

    • Develop a Family Action Plan in collaboration with the family and DCJ within four weeks of being allocated the referral, and review the Family Action Plan every three months.
    • Ensure that Family Action Plans are reviewed with the family weekly, and evidence that the goals are being worked towards.
    • Ensure you undertake a minimum weekly home visit with families in the program.
    • Create the family file in the database within three business days of commencing.
    • Complete the first section of a home visit risk assessment prior to the first home visit with a family and finalise after first home visit.
    • Initiate contact with the allocated DCJ caseworker within one business day of being allocated a family.
    • Write the Family Action Plan within 10 business days of the above meeting.
    • Complete pre assessment within four weeks of commencing work with the family.
    • Complete a post assessment within two weeks of the family exiting the program.
    • Case note all interactions with families and other stakeholders within three business days of the interactions.
    • Provide a monthly update on the family progress to DCJ via email by the 7th of each month.
    • Participate in rotational on call roster.
    • Attend relevant meetings. Be punctual, prepared, and ready to participate.
    • Actively participate in monthly documented support and supervision sessions.
    • Participate in annual performance review.
    • Other duties as reasonably directed by the CEO or delegate.

    Applications must address the key competencies (selection criteria): For an Information Package containing position description, selection criteria and an employment application, please download above or contact Human Resources via email or call 02 4448 0200.

    Preferred applicants will also be required to undergo a National Police Check and obtain a new paid employee Working with Children Check (as required by the Act) prior to appointment with South Coast Medical Service Aboriginal Corporation.

    Salary will be in accordance with the South Coast Medical Service Aboriginal Corporation Enterprise Agreement 2022-2025.

    Being vaccinated against Covid-19 is a requirement of this role, to ensure that SCMSAC fulfils its WHS obligations. The incumbent must remain up to date with current ATAGI (Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation) national advice regarding vaccines and booster shots or, provide evidence exemption eligibility