Health, Safety and Wellbeing Advisor

About Bethany:

At Bethany we value people and build upon their strengths. We are innovative and for over 150 years we have been supporting individuals within the community by developing new ways of working to make a difference. We have a broad range of programs from providing early childhood education and care through our 22 Kindergartens, to tailored community services to support children and families wellbeing.

About the Role:

This new position is a full-time, ongoing position reporting to the Manager, People and Culture. It is responsible for contributing to the development, implementation and monitoring of Occupational Health, Safety, and Wellbeing strategies, frameworks and plans that ensure Bethany Community Support is a healthy and safe environment. A key focus for the role will be supporting a proactive safety and wellbeing culture. As the Health, Safety and Wellbeing Advisor you will draw on exceptional leadership skills to head the OH&S Committee and work closely with the health and safety representatives (HSRs) to promote health, safety, and wellbeing across the organisation.

What we offer:

  • Generous flexible working arrangements
  • Salary packaging
  • A diverse and inclusive environment
  • Professional development and training to maintain currency.

How to apply:

Please address the following Key Selection Criteria to be considered for this position:

  1. A tertiary qualification in Occupational Health and Safety to a minimum of Cert IV.
  2. Evidence of significant experience at a senior level, in a complex organisation of having developed, implemented, and monitored Health, Safety and Wellbeing systems, policies, frameworks, and plans.
  3. Evidence of the ability to educate, motivate, engage, and influence staff across Health, Safety and Wellbeing.
  4. Ability to demonstrate Bethany’s values.

To apply for this opportunity please submit your application including a resume and a separate document addressing the selection criteria to employment@bethany.org.au by 9:00am Monday 9 August, 2021.

Interviews: the week of the 16 August 2021.

For a confidential discussion about the position please contact Sarah Barth, Manager People and Culture on 0408 129 249.

In order to comply with mandatory Child Safety Standards, all employment is subject to a valid and current Police Check and Working with Children Check.

Bethany celebrates diversity and encourages applications from people of all cultures, backgrounds and identities to apply. 

 

Position Description

Placement Support Case Worker

About us:

At Bethany we value people and build upon their strengths. We are innovative and for over 150 years we have been supporting individuals within the community by developing new ways of working to make a difference. We have a broad range of programs from providing early childhood education and care through our 22 Kindergartens, to tailored community services to support children and families wellbeing.

About the role:

This position is part time ongoing (0.8 EFT) and reports to the Team Leader, Kinship Care. This position is responsible for providing support to children and young people placed with kinship carers. The Kinship Care program provides service within the City of Greater Geelong, Borough of Queenscliff, Surf Coast, Colac and Corangamite Shires.

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Providing support to children and young people placed with kinship carers through the completion of carer assessments for new kinship carers within the First Supports component of the program.
  • Working collaboratively with children, young people, extended families and professionals to establish and maintain kinship care placements.
  • Providing a range of information, education, referral and support activities to kinship carers in Geelong, Surf coast, Colac and Corangamite areas.
  • Providing direct case management support for children who are in longer term placements including supporting move to permanency arrangement.

 Skills and Attributes:

  •  A relevant tertiary qualification in Social Work, Psychology or a related discipline.
  • Solid understanding of strengths based, attachment and trauma informed, child centred, and family focused case work and case management.
  • Comprehensive understanding of relevant risk and needs assessment frameworks and their application.
  • A sound knowledge of service responses and interventions that can positively impact on a child’s development, and promote positive behaviour change and increased carer capacity.
  • An understanding of the inter-generational factors between extended family members that can promote and impede their capacity to collaboratively provide good care of a child.
  • Well-developed written skills to prepare detailed, logical and concise reports, case notes, court documentation and maintain client records and agency databases.

What we offer:

  • A diverse and inclusive environment
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Salary packaging
  • Employee Assistance Program

How to apply:

Please submit your application including a resume and cover letter addressing the selection criteria to employment@bethany.org.au by 9:00am Friday 6 August, 2021.

Applicants must address the Key Selection Criteria as listed in the position description.

In order to comply with mandatory Child Safety Standards, all employment is subject to a valid and current Police Check and Working with Children Check.

Bethany celebrates diversity and seeks to engage respectfully with people of diverse experiences and backgrounds. 

Position Description

Family Services Worker

About us:

At Bethany we value people and build upon their strengths. We are innovative and for over 150 years we have been supporting individuals within the community by developing new ways of working to make a difference. We have a broad range of programs from providing early childhood education and care through our 22 Kindergartens, to tailored community services to support children and families wellbeing.

About the Role:

Bethany is excited to advertise for the role of Family Worker based in Geelong. This role is full time and fixed term until 30 May 2022, however part time will also be considered. This role involves supporting families and children experiencing complex issues through assertive outreach, casework, case management and group work.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Undertake direct work with families using casework, case management and case co-ordination, this includes crisis response and long term or short term work as the need requires.
  • In collaboration with families, establish family assessments, safety plans, goals and interventions to ensure the safety and wellbeing of children and empower families towards positive change.
  • Work collaboratively with other programs and other relevant professionals, including where necessary Child Protection, to ensure effective service user outcomes.
  • Maintain accurate client records in line with Agency standards and procedures, and collect complete and accurate data as required by the Agency, Department of Health and Human Services and external evaluators.

Skills and Attributes:

  • A relevant tertiary qualification in social work, psychology, behavioural sciences, and/or diploma qualification relevant to the human services sector and eligibility for membership of a professional association.
  • Experience working with families within a casework/case management context utilising a variety of intervention skills including experience in engaging vulnerable families through relational strategies of assertive outreach with safety screening and planning as required.
  • A high level of knowledge and understanding of the principles and practice of case management/case work and an understanding of the issues related to families at risk, child safety and wellbeing concerns with a commitment to the strengths based and solution focus work with families.
  • A high level of knowledge and understanding of family violence and the impact on children.

What we offer 

  • A diverse and inclusive environment
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Salary Packaging
  • Employee Assistance Program

How to apply:

Please submit your current resume with a cover letter addressing the key selection criteria (as outlined in the attached position description) to employment@bethany.org.au, by 9:00am Friday 30 July, 2021.  

Applicants must address the Key Selection Criteria as listed in the position description.

In order to comply with mandatory Child Safety Standards, all employment is subject to a valid and current Police Check and Working with Children Check.

Bethany celebrates diversity and seeks to engage respectfully with people of diverse experiences and backgrounds. 

 

Position Description

Family Services Worker – Newpin

About us:

At Bethany we value people and build upon their strengths. We are innovative and for over 150 years we have been supporting individuals within the community by developing new ways of working to make a difference. We have a broad range of programs from providing early childhood education and care through our 22 Kindergartens, to tailored community services to support children and families wellbeing.

About the role:

This position is full time ongoing and reports to the Coordinator Early Engagement. The core roles include key worker and case management responsibilities for individual clients and group work for the wider Newpin client group.

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Plan and deliver a high quality centre based and outreach program responsive to the specific needs of children and parents
  • Skills and ability to facilitate and evaluate responsive therapeutic and educative group work programs and to develop moderately complex group work projects
  • Support and proactively encourage parents’ active participation in the Newpin program ensuring that the wellbeing and developmental needs of their children are met
  • Undertake case management responsibilities by having responsibility for individual clients

Skills and Attributes:

  • A relevant tertiary qualification in Early Years, Social Work, Psychology or other related behavioral science at degree level
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation, risk and needs assessment frameworks and appropriate application of these
  • Demonstrated capacity in the provision of direct case work and case management including the ability to actively engage families through assertive outreach and home visiting
  • Demonstrated commitment to social inclusion and social justice
  • Ability to self-manage and to work both individually and as a member of a team to achieve program goals and objectives

What we offer:

  • A diverse and inclusive environment
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Salary packaging
  • Employee Assistance Program

How to apply:

Please submit your application including a resume and cover letter addressing the selection criteria to employment@bethany.org.au by 9:00am Friday 30 July, 2021.  

Applicants must address the Key Selection Criteria as listed in the position description.

In order to comply with mandatory Child Safety Standards, all employment is subject to a valid and current Police Check and Working with Children Check.

Bethany celebrates diversity and seeks to engage respectfully with people of diverse experiences and backgrounds. 

 

 

Position Description