PSP Casework Support Worker
Riverina Medical and Dental Aboriginal Corporation (RivMed) is a long-established Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation in the heart of Wiradjuri Country. RivMed provides medical, and dental services, and social and emotional well-being programs and has been working for 30 years in the Riverina communities. RivMed works to effect change with the most marginalized and vulnerable people in our community. We work to achieve this through the provision of culturally appropriate medical, allied health, and well-being services for Aboriginal people and their families.
The organization is currently undergoing a period of positive change with increased transparency and accountability.
Are you driven to help vulnerable children, so they can grow up in stable, secure, and loving homes?
Are you keen to be part of a professional team working together to support the safety, well-being, and positive life outcomes for children and young people in the child protection and OoHC systems in Regional NSW?
As a Permanency Support Program (PSP) Out of Home Care (OoHC) Casework Support Worker, you will be primarily responsible for the provision of support and assistance with the day-to-day work of the PSP Caseworkers and Team Leader. The Casework Support Worker may also be required to assist the Program Manager.
The successful applicant will work within a supportive and passionate team at Riverina Medical & Dental Aboriginal Corporation to deliver these services and to ensure the best culturally appropriate therapeutic outcomes for Aboriginal children, young people, and their families.
The primary purpose of the Casework Support Worker is to support and assist with the day-to-day work of the PSP Caseworkers and Team Leader.
The Casework Support Worker will contribute to keeping children, young people, and families safe by undertaking tasks that support:
case planning and documentation;
referrals and appointments;
safe, reliable, and supportive transport of children and their families;
coordination of logistical arrangements for meetings and other information-sharing activities; and
day-to-day team priorities.
The Casework Support Worker will ensure direct support to Caseworkers and the Team Leader is delivered to a high professional standard by maintaining support practices in line with established RivMed policies and procedures, Office of Children’s Guardian (OCG) standards, and in compliance with relevant legislation.
Who we are
Riverina Medical and Dental Aboriginal Corporation (RivMed) is a long-established Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation in the heart of Wiradjuri Country.
RivMed works to effect change in the most marginalized and vulnerable people in our community. We work to achieve this through the provision of culturally appropriate medical and well-being services for Aboriginal people and their families.
Aboriginality – This is an identified Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander position and candidates will be required to provide confirmation of Aboriginality.
The minimum qualification is a Cert IV in Community Services (or wiliness to undertake training to obtain); or equivalent relevant experience.
Willingness to engage and work effectively with Aboriginal people and communities.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work as a supportive and cooperative team member, share information and acknowledge others’ efforts.
Effective time management and personal organizational skills.
Willing to work independently and as part of a team.
Current driver’s license, NSW Working with Children check, and a National Criminal Record check (this must be completed prior to employment).
Ability to travel and work outside of core hours.
We offer an excellent range of benefits including but not limited to:
Full access to salary sacrifice arrangements up to a grossed-up value of $30,000.
Accelerated long service leave entitlements and early access to such leave.
Access to an Employee Assistance Program, with the cost of external counseling sessions paid by the Corporation.
Ability to accrue and take Time Off in Lieu (within reason & at manager discretion).
Excellent training and development opportunities
If this role is of interest, we look forward to hearing from you. Please provide a copy of your up-to-date resume, confirmation of Aboriginality, and a 1–2-page cover letter outlining your motivation for applying and the skills, capabilities and experience you will bring to the role.
Applicants should have the ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team, demonstrate accountability and willingness to take direction, and provide written reports.
Applicants must also hold a current driver’s license with the ability and willingness to travel throughout the Murrumbidgee area. (RivMed vehicles provided)
Applications should be emailed to email@example.com or marked “CONFIDENTIAL” and addressed to the Human Resource Team, PO Box 458, Wagga Wagga NSW 2650
Applications close at 9 am, Monday 14 August 2023.
Employment is subject to confirmation of Aboriginality, and a clear Working with Children and Criminal Record Check. Successful applicants must demonstrate vaccination for Covid-19 in line with current Department of Health regulations.
If you have any queries regarding this position, please contact Cherie Vaughan, PSP OoHC Program Manager on 0438 580 769.
Your application will include the following questions:
Do you have a current Working With Children (WWC) Check?
Do you have a current Police Check (National Police Certificate) for employment?
Which of the following statements best describes your Covid-19 vaccination status?
Do you have a current Australian driver’s license?