DV – Children and Youth Case Worker
We are committed to equal employment opportunity, ethical practices and the principles of cultural diversity. Coast Shelter strongly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply.
Life at Coast Shelter
Coast Shelter is a leading Central Coast not for profit charity assisting families, adults and young people with complex issues arising from their experience of homelessness, abuse and neglect. Our organisation is driven by our mission to deliver innovative solutions to address homelessness, violence and poverty to achieve immediate and lasting changes.
We are a Tier 3 community housing body and the largest Specialist Homelessness Service in Regional NSW. We operate 9 crisis shelters, a Community Centre and more than 50 outreach properties, housing over 150 people across the Central Coast every night.
At Coast Shelter, you’ll be joining a team of committed staff and volunteers who work to end Homelessness and Domestic and Family Violence within our community. Our people are innovative professionals who are driven to help make positive change, we are bold with ideas and operate with pace and passion.
We have an exciting opportunity for a passionate and skilled DV – Children and Youth Case Worker to join our Women & Children’s services team which operates 3 shelters and a Domestic & Family Violence Rapid Response Program across the Central Coast.
This newly created position will be responsible for providing high quality and effective case management and support for children and young people aged under 16 years of age. The position ensures children and young people impacted by DFV are provided with a package of support that is tailored to their individual needs and circumstances and that will assist them to reach positive outcomes for their ongoing health and wellbeing.
The position is 12 months fixed term with the possibility of extension.
All about you
You have a background and passion for working with Women & Children within homelessness and domestic and family violence services. You focus on working within a clear, client centered, trauma informed framework and have a demonstrated understanding of child protection, parenting and family work and family violence. You have Knowledge of child surveillance (warnings sign of delayed development) & child development (cognitive, physical, emotional),
To be considered for the position you must be able to address the essential criteria below;
- Relevant tertiary qualifications in related discipline, bachelor level or higher and/or relevant sector experience
- Demonstrated ability in working with children and young people with complex needs and to support them in challenging situations
- Demonstrated casework and assessment experience
- Experience of working in accordance with person centred practice and trauma responsive care principles
- Demonstrated understanding of child protection issues and client vulnerabilities such as drug and alcohol use, domestic violence, mental health issues, and the impact of trauma and the effect on child behaviour and development
Ways we Reward You!
- Competitive Remuneration Package including access to extensive salary packaging offerings
- Professional Development Opportunities
- Values Driven Organisation
- Employee Assistance Program offering free and confidential counselling and support
If you are successful in gaining employment with Coast Shelter you must hold a NSW Driver Licence, First Aid Certificate, National Criminal Record Check, Covid Digital Certificate and a Working with Children Check.
Enquiries: Jason Brown Human People & Culture Manager
Please apply by providing a resume and cover letter.
Our services are provided only to women. We consider being a woman is a genuine occupational qualification for this position under section 31 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW) and sections 30 of the Sex Discrimination Act 1984 (Cth).