Justice Support Caseworker- Justice Reintegration Program

  • 1 x Full Time Position
  • Located at either our Nowra or Batemans Bay office.

APPLICATIONS CLOSE:
Sunday 9th June 2024

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION

This position provides cultural mentoring, case support, and community development activities throughout the Shoalhaven, Eurobodalla and Bega Valley regions of Southern NSW to support the aims of the Aboriginal Justice Reintegration Program (Ngudjoong Billa) program.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES
  • Provide a minimum of four hours direct casework support per week for each client.
  • Individualised Case/Cultural plans to be developed, reviewed and appropriate case closures for all clients upon exit of the casework support program as per the Justice Support Process.
  • Prepare weekly Service Delivery Report and send to Youth Justice every Monday by COB.
  • Document all attempts to contact clients via the data management system.
  • Assist and encourage clients to develop skills necessary to achieve their set goals as per their case/cultural 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.
  • Maintain electronic records – ensuring all client documents are completed, and records are detailed and accurate, and comply with relevant legislation.
  • Ensure case notes are updated within 48 hours of meeting with the client.
  • Liaise with the DCJ Youth Justice and relevant support services to implement the necessary referral and support of clients on a weekly basis.
  • Attend weekly custodial visits (face-to-face, audio-visual/similar, or via phone), commencing four weeks prior to the client’s release (where required).
  • Attend relevant meetings. Be punctual, prepared, and ready to participate.
  • Actively participate in monthly documented support and supervision sessions.
  • Participate in relevant annual performance reviews.
  • Other duties as reasonably requested by the CEO or delegate
REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL VACANCIES

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 2022-2025.

Being vaccinated against Covid-19 is an inherent 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.