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Children's Group Specialist Worker part time

The Organisation

Our customer is a long standing member of the community in providing creative, planned and innovative services. This well-established organisation is a non-for-profit Brisbane Logan based service and provides a wide variety of youth based and family services; including 140 staff and 50 volunteers across 20 teams and 3 social enterprise initiatives’. This organisation is grounded in community contribution and participation with a passion for ensuring both clients and staff are recognised and developed continuously to ensure outcomes are met.

The Role

A unique opportunity has presented for an experienced Children’s Group Specialist to work part time across 5 primary schools in the local area. The Children’s Group Specialist works closely with educators to facilitate planned group activities, in response to needs identified for vulnerable children.

The Logan Communities for Children Family Support Program, works closely in partnership with the school staff, engaging identified primary students in group activities to improve their social skills; self-esteem and overall emotional well-being.

The service are seeking a creative; confident and savvy professional who is able to balance the expectations of the role and the needs of the children as they arise. To ensure best outcomes, you will need to be highly committed and driven with exceptional group engagement techniques’.

The outcomes of the role focus on the following areas :

  • To successful plan and deliver group activities tailored and for socially isolated and vulnerable primary school-aged children addressing friendships, conflict resolution; the development of healthy boundaries’ and emotional social well-being.
  • The effective planning and delivery of (when and where possible) family group activities to improve social and emotional well-being both at home and at school.
  • To develop and maintain professional relationships with school staff and Communities for Children Logan partners
  • Build and strengthen partnerships with other organisations to maintain effective, accountable services.

This position is permanent part time (working Monday - Thursday 9.30am - 3.00pm & Friday 9.30am - 1pm) and is based in Logan. The role is required to work 23.5 hours per week over the five (5) days.

To Be Successful

  • Possession of tertiary qualifications relevant to Social Welfare with experience in group work
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the range of healthy developmental indicators for social and emotional health in children
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and deliver group activities for children and families
  • Highly developed communication skills, including written, interpersonal and presentational
  • Ability to work professionally across a range of disciplines
  • Demonstrated ability to relate to clients and their families from diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds
  • Demonstrated ability to provide information and referrals service; including experience in planning and implementing group activities to achieve best client outcomes
  • Current Queensland C driver's licence
  • Current Positive Notice Blue Card.

Salary & Benefits

The salary range is between of $70,386 - $73,992 pro-rata for the 23.5 hours depending on experience plus super with salary packaging options including professional development opportunities – Please note that due to the nature of the role, annual leave will co-inside the school holiday period.

Job ID:

153060

Location:

Logan

Closing Date:

04/08/2014



Care and Protection Officers

About the Organisation

Our customer is a government department that works in partnership with the community and is responsible for providing care and protection services to children and young people within the capital territory region.

About the Role

Our customer is seeking experience practitioners to fill multiple new positions to provide high quality delivery of services to children and families in accordance with the objectives and statutory responsibilities as set out under the Act. We are seeking highly skilled Case Managers with a minimum of 12 months experience, to deliver the provision of culturally appropriate casework, intervention and referral services to children and families using a range of techniques while maintaining accurate case records consistent with case management requirements.

The roles are for an immediate start and are located in Canberra. With both contract and permanent positions available; professionals on a working visa are encouraged to apply as employer sponsorship is available. The roles will operates across a range of teams within the service with the key practice approach being child centred, family focused, culturally competent and strengths and evidence based.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrate high quality service delivery to children and families in accordance with the objectives and statutory responsibilities as outline in the legislation.
  • Ability to provide culturally appropriate casework, intervention and referral services to children, and families using a range of techniques including crisis intervention, family support, consultation, counselling, conflict resolution, liaison, advocacy and negotiation.
  • Demonstrate a high level of competent information and advice on complex casework matters to assist decision-making by courts and in matters where medical, police services and other stakeholders are involved.
  • Maintaining accurate case records consistent with Care and Protection case management requirements, prepare high standard written reports and undertake appraisals and assessments.

To be Successful:

  • Relevant Tertiary Qualifications in Social Work, Psychology, Social Welfare, Social Science or related discipline.
  • Demonstrate extensive experience in the provision of complex case management services to children and families at risk, including demonstrated ability to undertake complex investigations of children in need of care and protection and a sound understanding of the statutory legislation and its application to policies and procedures
  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills and the ability to manage conflicting priorities, meet deadlines and implement strategies to ensure equity of service and quality outcomes for clients
  • Demonstrated ability to manage a diverse and high volume work load; keep up to date data entry and service documentation; develop and maintain collaborative external working relationships and networks; and operate from Client Centred approach.
  • Demonstrated high quality analytical, interpersonal skills both verbal and written including computer skills (Microsoft) and client database applications
  • An understanding and willingness to uphold organisation mission, vision and values
  • Current drivers licence including the ability to undertake a current registration issued under the Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) ACT 2011.

Salary & Benefits

The salary range for these roles depending on experience is $54, 414 - $81, 100 plus super.

Job ID:

152945

Location:

Canberra

Closing Date:

01/08/2014



Child and Family Support Worker (casual)

Child and Family Support Worker (casual)

Currently seeking experienced Child and Family Support workers for casual supervised contacts for Child Safety and other services aiming to support families with a focus on child protection and family intervention, in particular reunification of families. Community or in-home based locations.

To be successful

  • Minimum Diploma level qualification in a related field
  • Experience preferably in a Statutory or similar environment. University practicum experience will also be considered.
  • Awareness of the Child Protection Act 1999
  • Strong reporting writing skills
  • Child and Family Support Workers are required to use their own vehicle if required and therefore must hold comprehensive car insurance and have a safe roadworthy vehicle with anchor points fitted.
  • Good communication, analytical and computer skills.

Desirable

  • Child and baby car seats/ boosters or ability to acquire
  • Awareness and understanding of Aboriginal Culture and an ability to communicate effectively with Aboriginal people.
  • Capacity to draw on a range of theoretical approaches to support the development of parenting skill and capacity.

Salary & Benefits

Between $25 to $32 per hour plus weekend penalties and reimbursement of motor vehicle expenses per kilometer

Job ID:

151901

Location:

Ipswich, Brisbane south, Logan, Beenleigh, Bayside

Closing Date:

03/08/2014



Homestay Coordinator

About the Organisation

Our customer is a community organisation that provides supports, training and consultancy services for people living in the community with a physical disability, their families and service providers.

This organisation was established in 2009 and operates across Brisbane, the Gold and Sunshine coasts and the vision of the Managing Director is to provide a suite of quality services that value the individual needs of clients and encourages them to maintain as much control as possible over the service delivery provided.

About the Role

On behalf of our customer we are seeking a Homestay Coordinator to join their team. This is a permanent 30 hour per week role with the view to full time employment as the business continues to develop. The role is located in the Noosa region of the Sunshine Coast.

This role will liaise with potential and existing clients who are accessing the homestay service, providing a focus on building referrals and promotion of the service as well as ensure that the residence is appropriately staffed and maintained to provide a personalized and home-like environment.

Key Responsibilities

  • Prepare and maintain the homestay in readiness to accommodate clients, ensuring a personalized and warm environment
  • Provide leadership, supervision and direction to the direct care staff, working in collaboration with the Managing Director as required
  • Manage the daily operations of the service including managing the budget, ensuring the daily needs of clients are met, administrative duties including data base entry and reporting
  • Initiative and engage with the direct care staff in strategic and operational planning and consultation alongside the Managing Director
  • Develop and manage referral pathways, including promotion of the service through engaging with peak bodies and community services and events
  • Establish and sustain working relationships with key stakeholders through attending a variety of community events and education forums to enhance awareness of the service
  • Maintain data analysis relevant to the homestay service to identify issues and emerging issues relating to disability respite
  • Maintain records and petty cash systems, providing verbal and written reports to the Managing Director reporting on expenditure and available funds

To Be Successful

  • Degree qualifications in Social Work, Human Services or similar. Partial completion will be considered dependent on relevant experience
  • Demonstrated experience in coordination of a respite or homestay program or similar
  • Demonsrated experience and knowledge supporting people with a physical disability essential
  • Demonstrated understanding of the needs of members of the community with a physical disability
  • Demonstrated experience in providing coordination and leadership of staff within a community based organisation
  • Demonstrated ability or capacity to learn needs analysis research, group facilitation and project development and implementation
  • Current Qld driver’s license
  • Current Positive Notice card or ability to obtain

Salary and Benefits

Salary is paid at $53,352 pro rata for the 30 hour week with the view for this position to become full time. This equates to $27 per hour plus super. Flexible working hours are available with the office located on site. Seeking an immediate start.

Job ID:

152989

Location:

Pomona

Closing Date:

01/08/2014



Trainer and Assessor 6 month contract

The Organisation

Our customer is a community based organisation dedicated to bringing about positive change in the lives of children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder. They are Queensland’s oldest and most experienced provider of specialised education, training and support services for people with ASD and their families, drawing on expertise gained over more than 45 years.

The Role

Our customer is seeking a highly experienced Trainer and Assessor to provide exceptional training and assessment service delivery during the next 6 months. The role is seeking a professional who is extremely knowledgeable and adaptable within the arena of vocational education and training.

This is an incredible opportunity to leverage your existing expertise while supporting a small team to contribute to the ongoing implementation and continue improvements of the RTO’s operations’; training; assessment and administrative processes. This will enable the organisation to continue to thrive as a nationally recognised provider of accredited and non-accredited training to build the capacity of educators, support providers and families to better support people with Autism.

This position will draw on your effective assessment and learning strategies combined experience in developing processes around compliance hence if you have demonstrated experience with training and compliance with VET Quality Framework it will greatly assist the service to move forward. This is a full-time six (6) month contract position contract based in South Brisbane.

Key Responsibilities

  • Deliver training and undertake assessment activities in accordance with the RTO’s Learning and Assessment Strategy for Certificate III in Education Support
  • Establish the learning and support requirements of training participants and where appropriate, liaise with the RTO Officer to develop agreed strategies to address identified needs
  • Distribute enrolment documentation, administration forms and data collection instruments to training participants and provide support as required to assist participants in understanding and completion of documentation
  • Maintain training and assessment records in accordance with the services requirements and the RTO’s policies and procedures
  • Participate in assessment validation and moderation activities
  • Contribute to the ongoing implementation and continuous improvement of the RTO’s operations, training, assessment and administrative processes.

To be successful:

  • Tertiary qualifications in learning and development or Certificate III in Education Support OR Certificate IV in Education Support OR other equivalent/higher level qualification with demonstrated relevant vocational competency
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
  • Demonstrated understanding of the Australian Quality Training Framework 2010 (AQTF) and its application in the delivery of training and assessment
  • Demonstrated work experience in education support, ideally as a Teacher Aide in a Special Needs education environment
  • Highly effective interpersonal communication skills; and the ability to work both autonomously and collaboratively as a member of a team
  • Proven time management; problem solving skills with strong attention to detail
  • High level working knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • < Demonstrated experience in establishing or managing a Registered Training Organisation is desirable

Salary & Benefits

The salary for this positions is $50,000 plus super salary packaging options; working Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm.

Job ID:

153050

Location:

Sunnybank

Closing Date:

31/07/2014



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