Justice Support Worker

  • 1 x Full Time
  • Fixed Term
  • Batemans Bay

The Justice Support Worker will provide cultural mentoring, case support and establish community development activities across the far South Coast region of Southern NSW to support the aims of the program.

APPLICATIONS CLOSE:
10 January 2019

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION 

SCMSAC is funded by Juvenile Justice; Department of Justice to deliver the Aboriginal Justice Reintegration Program (Ngudjoong Billa), a demonstration program which aims to overcome offending behaviour, reduce offending rates and support positive reintegrate into the community. The program targets young people within the community, including juvenile offenders leaving detention who are assessed as having a medium to high level risk of offending.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES

  • Work with Juvenile Justice Caseworkers to support engagement in individualise support plans, including the assessment, evaluation and reviews of client cases.
  • Provide intensive cultural mentoring and support young Aboriginal people referred to the program, including building rapport and establishing professional relationships with families and/or carers.
  • Develop individualised cultural plans with young people referred to the program, including supporting them to achieve targeted outcomes that have been identified to improve their connection with their culture.
  • Support clients with adhering to case plans, cultural plans and ensure target outcomes are met, while also ensuring practical steps are taken to meet presenting needs during the 20 week period.
  • Develop case files, ensuring all client documents are completed, and records are detailed, accurate, factual and maintained, including completion of case notes and weekly engagement reports.
  • Liaise with the Department of Juvenile 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/ 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.
  • Identify appropriate services or programs and advocate on behalf of young people to ensure access and engagement as per case/cultural 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.
  • Work with local organisations and communities to develop, implement and evaluate programs and community sustainability strategies.
  • Comply with all SCMSAC Policies and Procedures.
  • Other duties as reasonably directed by the CEO, Senior Manager or Supervisor.

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 2012 – 2015.