• Do you want to make a difference in your local community?  
  • Are you building your career as a social worker with families and children impacted by family and domestic violence (FDV)?
  • Are you keen to work with a passionate team in a supportive and nurturing workplace?
  • Are you ready to apply theory to practice and see real changes in people’s lives?

Do you want all the non-profit perks, including:

  • Salary Sacrifice options
  • An RDO each month
  • Christmas Leave granted in addition to Annual Leave
  • Access to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) to support your wellbeing?

South Eastern Community Connect (SECC) is looking for a part-time Family and Domestic Violence Worker with the skills to work with families and children impacted by FDV in south-east Sydney.

This position is 21 hours a week and is a one-year contracted role commencing 4 July 2022 and ending on 30 June 2023, with the possibility of contract extension (pending future funding).

The terms and conditions of employment are those applying under the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry (SCHCADS) Award 2010 in conjunction with the National Employment Standards.

As a Family and Domestic Violence Worker, you will work in a warm, supportive and dynamic team based at The SECC Community Hub in Mascot, Sydney.

WHAT DOES THE ROLE ENTAIL? 

  • You will apply your case management skills to supporting families and children experiencing FDV, and respond to their individual needs as they arise.
  • You will work specifically with clients across Randwick, City of Sydney, Waverley, Woollahra and Bayside LGAs.
  • You will facilitate education and skills information sessions for families, with a focus on FDV.
  • You will participate in case planning, risk assessments, safety planning, home visiting, social support and education; and other duties, as directed by the Family Support Manager.
  • You will provide leadership, high-level support and mentoring for families and children.
  • You will design, develop and deliver new innovative programs which cater to the needs of our priority groups.
  • You will develop, coordinate, facilitate and participate in community events and festivals to inform, engage and resource individuals within the community about FDV.
  • You will collect and collate statistics, data and other information needed to meet reporting requirements and responsibilities.
  • You will assist in the review of existing programs and the development of new programs in response to changing community needs.
  • You will support collaborative partnerships in service delivery in line with SECC’s strategic plan and to meet identified gaps in service provision.
  • You will source appropriate funding/grants to support service/program development and expansion.
  • You will help develop promotional material or promotional strategies which support the delivery of programs.
  • You will evaluate all FDV programs and services with the goal of implementing quality improvement practices across the program.
  • You will contribute to the development and implementation of an annual operating plan for The SECC Community Hub in Mascot.
  • You will work collaboratively in a team environment across the LGAs SECC supports.

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • A relevant three-year degree, and one year of relevant experience in social work or equivalent.
  • Experience and knowledge of case management of families and children who are experiencing children impacted by FDV, including a working knowledge of local family and domestic violence services and parenting programs.
  • An understanding of and ability to work from a trauma-informed practice model and utilise therapeutic approaches.
  • Experience, and theoretical knowledge of, task-centred crisis intervention in a variety of settings, e.g. individuals, couples, children, young people, families and groups.
  • Knowledge of theories regarding power, intimacy and sexuality.
  • Knowledge and application of relevant legislation and regulations, specifically the Crimes Domestic and Personal Violence Act (NSW), and an understanding of the Family Law Act.
  • Demonstrated experience and ability to work as part of a team, developing work methods and setting outcomes for the delivery of community programs and events.
  • Previous experience in community development roles working with people who have experienced marginalisation, disadvantage or vulnerabilities such as but not limited to: mental health concerns, AOD concerns, social isolation and financial disadvantage, migration, educational or employment concerns, family breakdown, or parenting concerns.
  • The ability to create outcomes in accordance with the Targeted Earlier Intervention (TEI) Program priority areas.
  • Demonstrated ability to network experience networking and work cooperatively with other stakeholders internally and externally, including  a working knowledge of local family and domestic violence services and parenting programs.
  • Demonstrated experience in group work, community program facilitation across multiple locations, program planning and development, and reporting and evaluation across diverse demographics.
  • Current driver’s license and a comprehensively insured vehicle.
  • Current Working with Children (WWC) Check.
  • Current First Aid/ CPR Certificate.
  • Police Check (or willingness to obtain).
  • Knowledge of EEO, WHS and Anti-Discrimination.

AS OUR IDEAL CANDIDATE, IT IS DESIRABLE YOU HAVE: 

  • The ability to speak a community language.
  • Experience facilitating FDV programs and/or evidence-based parenting programs such as No Scaredy Cats and 123 Magic.
  • The ability to facilitate community events and festivals which inform, engage and resource individuals.
  • The demonstrated ability to develop and produce promotional material or strategies which support the delivery of programs.
  • The demonstrated ability to provide administrative support of a complex nature to senior employees. For example, grant writing, including basic research or collection of data, outcome framework development, etc.
  • A working knowledge of issues affecting the South East Sydney region.

ABOUT SOUTH EASTERN COMMUNITY CONNECT

South Eastern Community Connect (SECC) is a non-profit organisation with community centres in Eastlakes and Mascot, Sydney. Our services tackle the loneliness problem and equip people with skills for life.

The SECC team is here for the community, no matter the person’s age, cultural background or religion.

We are a great place to work because we believe in fairness, justice, and compassionate leadership. Many of our staff have worked with us for over 20 years, and we continue to attract new team members who we support with training in skills relevant to their field.

OTHER BENEFITS:

  • Salary Sacrifice options
  • RDO each month
  • Christmas Leave granted in addition to Annual Leave
  • Access to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) to support your wellbeing
  • Plenty of free on-street parking locally
  • We provide a supportive team-environment, a nurturing workplace for personal growth, and mentoring opportunities tailored to you.

Please send your application, including cover letter and resume, to Michael Hawthorne, The Hub Manager at thehubmanager@secc.sydney. For more information, call (02) 7903 0607.

 

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