Assessment and Intervention Case Worker

Job Description

 Churches of Christ, Child, Youth and Families, Mackay

Permanent, Full-time Opportunity

Imagine a career at Churches of Christ

Churches of Christ is one of Australia’s largest and most diverse Not-For-Profit organisations. We are proud to support to more than 25,000 Australians through our aged care, foster & kinship care, Youth & Family support, social housing and Christian faith services. Guided by the light of Christ, we’ve been there for thousands of Australians who’ve needed our compassion and care for more than 100 years.

Everything we do at Churches of Christ is guided by our values and we are committed to ensuring our thousands of team members feel valued and supported every day.

We offer a range of employee benefits including:

  • Employee Recognition program that recognises staff and their dedication each year;
  • Employee Discount program through our large network of retail partners (Bupa Health, Medibank, JB Hi-Fi etc);
  • Opportunities for professional development;
  • Employee Assistance Program;
  • Grants (for eligible employees) to assist in formal study.

Our Family Support Team

We help more than 2,200 Queensland families to become happier, safer, healthier and stronger through our intervention and family support services.  These services are all about engaging with families early when challenges arise, and working with them to build from their strengths. Our practical family support programs are located across Queensland, whereby we work closely with parents to develop their skills and relationships to help keep their family together, and give hope to their children.

Mackay location

This beautiful area is known for many reasons, all of them are about one thing – lifestyle.  It appeals to many urban professionals, seeking a more relaxed, tropical lifestyle to indulge in the great outdoors, while still maintaining a fulfilling career. With a vast variety of beaches, pristine rainforests and easy access to nearby islands, the Mackay region offers an idyllic work/life balance.

About the role

The Assessment and Intervention Case Worker is responsible for providing assessment, intervention and support services to children, young people and their families.

In this role you will:

  • Utilise a range of assessment, crisis intervention, short term intervention skills and therapeutic approaches to provide both therapeutic and practical support services to families and individuals, based on the assessed priority of need and as outlined in the single case plan;
  • Action referrals and conduct evidence-based assessments;
  • Work with key stakeholders to develop case/intervention plans that meet the needs of the child/young person and their family, and facilitate/conduct interventions as required;
  • Provide direct in-home support services and intervention with families as required, including the provision of after-hours and ‘on call’ services on a rotational basis or as required;
  • Work sensitively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff, children, young people, families and communities to provide culturally inclusive services and achieve sustainable outcomes.

About you

You are passionate about working with children, parents and families and aim for the absolute best outcomes for them. With an empathetic nature you are compassionate toward vulnerable individuals. You are approachable and a good problem solver who can think quickly on your feet to make sound decisions. 

To be suitable for this position, your qualifications for the role will consist of:

  • A recognised Degree qualification in Social Work, Psychology, Social Sciences or related discipline;
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of child protection and out-of-home care frameworks, including knowledge of the Child Protection Act 1999;
  • Demonstrated experience in applying assessment, crisis intervention and short-term intervention skills and therapeutic approaches to working with children, young people, families and foster carers;
  • Driver's licence;
  • Possess or has the ability to acquire a National Police Check and Working with Children (Blue Card).

Importantly, you will be someone who closely aligns with our organisational values of: Unconditional Love, Continual Innovation, Mutual Trust, Wise Stewardship and Safety.

To apply

To apply for this position please click the Apply Button. For further information, please contact Clare Booker on 07 4953 6100.

We actively encourage and invite applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people for all our positions.

Applications will be assessed as received