Justice Support Caseworker

  • 1 x Full Time Position
  • Located in Nowra



SCMSAC is funded by Department of Communities & Justice to deliver the Joint Support Program – Casework Support Service across the Eurobodalla, Bega Valley and Southern Tablelands regions of Southern NSW. The program aims to support juvenile offenders that are under the supervision of DCJ  Youth Justice to overcome offending behaviour, reduce offending rates and support positive reintegration into the community.

The Justice Support Caseworker is responsible for providing intensive support to Aboriginal, non-Aboriginal and CALD young people leaving detention to overcome offending behaviour and positively reintegrate into the community by establishing pro-social lifestyles.

    • Work with DCJ Youth Justice Caseworkers and young offenders to develop individualise support plans, including but not limited to the assessment of social, physical, educational , financial, and accommodation needs of the client
    • Provide intensive casework support services to young people from CALD backgrounds referred to the program, including building rapport and establishing professional relationships with families and/or carers
    • Support clients with adhering to case plans and ensure target outcomes are met, while also ensuring practical steps are taken to meet presenting needs
    • Develop and maintain electronic records, ensuring all client documents are completed, and records are detailed, accurate, and factual and comply with relevant legislation
    • Liaise with the DCJ Youth Justice and relevant support services to implement the necessary referral and support of clients on a weekly basis. This includes weekly custodial visits (face-to-face, AVL or via phone), commencing 4 weeks prior to the client’s release
    • Assist and encourage clients to develop skills necessary to achieve their set goals as per their case plans, allowing them to live a pro-social life. This may include but is not limited to skills in life management, vocation, self-esteem, financial management and personal development
    • Identify appropriate services or programs and advocate on behalf of young people to ensure access and engagement as per case plan requirements
    • Participate in local interagency meetings, steering committees and other forums, in order to share information, best practice and highlight the needs of families and adolescents in the community
    • Comply with all SCMSAC Policies and Procedures. Knowledge and commitment to the principals of and practices of WHS and EEO and how these apply in the workplace
    • Work with local organisations and communities to develop, implement and evaluate programs and community sustainability strategies
    • Undertake any other duties, consistent with skills and experience, as 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 hr@southcoastams.org.au 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 2019-2022.

    In order to keep our staff, clients and community safe, SCMSAC require all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment.