Coordinated Access and Intake Worker

About the role:

Bethany is excited to advertise for the role of Coordinated Access and Intake Worker, based in Warrnambool. This position is full time, ongoing, and will be reporting to the Team Leader – Access, Intake and Referral. The core purpose of this role is to provide information, support, and assessment to community members, service users, and external stakeholders, facilitating referrals to Bethany programs and external services as appropriate. Support is provided through telephone enquiry, online, and in person.

Key responsibilities:

  • Provide a professional, socially inclusive and timely response to service users seeking support or information regarding programs/services offered by Bethany and other external agencies.
  • Conduct phone based, online or face to face intake assessments including thorough and holistic assessments of service user need and eligibility for Bethany programs/services.
  • Undertake risk assessments and implementation of appropriate referral or brief intervention strategies.
  • Provide support to the Warrnambool Reception Team and provision of Emergency Relief.
  • Develop collaborative relationships with Bethany staff across the Barwon/South West regions and external organisations, including information provision and networking.
  • Create and maintain accurate records of intake, assessment, referrals, feedback, and any follow-up actions required in line with standards, privacy principles, and agency procedures.

About you:

  • Hold a tertiary qualification in Social Work, Psychology, Social Science, Human Services or equivalent.
  • Ability to work in program or agency intake systems assessing need, applying risk assessment frameworks, brief interventions and connecting service users to supports.
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation and information sharing schemes.
  • Knowledge of trauma informed practice including an understanding of the impact of social marginalisation, family violence and other complex issues impacting families, couples, and individuals.
  • Knowledge of strengths based frameworks to engage individuals with complex needs to deliver brief interventions based on assessment of client need/risk.

What we offer:

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

How to apply:

To apply for this exciting opportunity, please follow the steps below:

  1. Click on the position title and download a copy of the position description for this role. The position description includes the Key Selection Criteria that must be addressed in your application.
  2. Send your resume and cover letter addressing the Key Selection Criteria to: employment@bethany.org.au by 9:00am Thursday, 25 August 2022.

Please note that interviews for this role will be held during the week commencing Monday 29 August 2022.

The successful applicant will be required to work from the Bethany Geelong office for up to 5 days during their induction to work closely with, and learn from, the Geelong based intake team. This will be arranged in coordination with the successful applicant.

For a confidential discussion about this position, please contact Anneke Glaubitz – Manager Access Intake and Referral on 0455 524 863.

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 values and celebrates diversity and is working to create a team of people who reflect the diverse community we support. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, LGBTQIA+ and culturally diverse people as well as those living with a disability and those looking to return to the workforce following a break in their career are encouraged to apply for our roles.

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Family Worker

About the role:

Bethany is excited to advertise for the role of Family Worker based in Geelong. This position is full time, fixed term for 12 months from September 2022 to September 2023. The 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.

About you:

  • 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:

To apply for this exciting opportunity, please follow the steps below:

  1. Click on the position title and download a copy of the position description for this role. The position description includes the Key Selection Criteria that must be addressed in your application.
  2. Send your resume and cover letter addressing the Key Selection Criteria to: employment@bethany.org.au by 9:00am Wednesday 24 August, 2022.

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 values and celebrates diversity and is working to create a team of people who reflect the diverse community we support. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, LGBTQIA+ and culturally diverse people as well as those living with a disability and those looking to return to the workforce following a break in their career are encouraged to apply for our roles.

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School Readiness Program Facilitator

About the role:

Bethany is excited to advertise for the role of School Readiness Program Facilitator, based in Geelong. This is a casual position reporting to the Team Leader – Therapeutic Services.

Bethany is a state-wide provider of Working with Vulnerable Children professional development packages within the School Readiness Funding which is an ongoing part of the Victorian kindergarten funding model. The professional development packages aim to build the capacity of kindergarten services, educators, and families to support children’s learning and developmental outcomes. The newly developed packages provide learnings and experiential experiences in managing anxiety, understanding trauma, and building resilience in children aged 3 -5 years.

The core purpose of this role is to deliver therapeutic professional development packages to kindergarten educators and families through the school readiness funding, utilising online platforms and face to face.  Working hours will predominately be evenings (6:00pm – 9:00pm), with occasional daytime and Saturdays required. Some travel and overnight stays may also be required.  The facilitator will be provided with administration support with all session schedules in advance.

About you:

To be successful in this role, you will hold:

  • A tertiary qualification in Social Work, Psychology, and/or related Early Years qualification
  • Demonstrated experience in facilitation
  • Strong knowledge of childhood development and children experiencing anxiety and trauma

What we offer:

  • A diverse and inclusive environment
  • Employee Assistance Program

How to apply:

To apply for this exciting opportunity, please follow the steps below:

  1. Click on the relevant position title and download a copy of the position description for this role. The position description includes the Key Selection Criteria that must be addressed in your application.
  2. Send your resume and cover letter addressing the Key Selection Criteria to: employment@bethany.org.au by 12:00pm Friday 19 August, 2022.

For a confidential discussion about this position please contact: Lyn Burton, Team Leader – Therapeutic Services on 0428 097 406.

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 values and celebrates diversity and is working to create a team of people who reflect the diverse community we support. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, LGBTQIA+ and culturally diverse people as well as those living with a disability and those looking to return to the workforce following a break in their career are encouraged to apply for our roles.

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Counsellor

About the role:

Bethany is excited to advertise for the role of Counsellor within our Therapeutic and Children’s Counselling Service. We are seeking either a skilled counsellor with experience, or a recent counselling graduate.  The position will provide counselling support for individuals and affected others who are experiencing gambling related harm, and individuals, children/young people or families experiencing challenges in establishing, maintaining or strengthening family relationships.

We are seeking someone with knowledge and understanding of addictive behaviours, trauma-informed practice including an understanding of family violence, child development grief and loss and attachment theory.  This position is ongoing and based in Warrnambool. Both full time and part time applications will be considered.

Key responsibilities:

  • Provide counselling and support for individuals and families impacted by gambling related harm
  • Provide counselling support for children/young people, families, or individuals within the context of their family to manage and enhance their relationships.
  • Deliver group work and psychoeducation programs

About you:

  • A tertiary qualification in Counselling, Psychology, Social Work or related behavioural sciences
  • An understanding of evidence based therapeutic approaches to counselling and knowledge of working with addictive behaviours in a therapeutic setting.
  • Ability to provide assessments and counselling interventions.
  • Knowledge of trauma theory, grief and loss and attachment theory.

What we offer:

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

How to apply:

To apply for this exciting opportunity, please follow the steps below:

  1. Click on the position title and download the relevant position description for the position you are interested in applying for (Counsellor or Senior Counsellor). The position description includes the Key Selection Criteria that must be addressed in your application.
  2. Send your resume and cover letter addressing the Key Selection Criteria to: employment@bethany.org.au by 9:00am Friday 19 August, 2022.

Interviews to be held on Wednesday 24 August, 2022.

For a confidential discussion about the position, please contact Chris Swain-Tran, Team Leader – Therapeutic Services on 0490 757 988.

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 values and celebrates diversity and is working to create a team of people who reflect the diverse community we support. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, LGBTQIA+ and culturally diverse people as well as those living with a disability and those looking to return to the workforce following a break in their career are encouraged to apply for our roles.

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Family Preservation and Reunification Practitioner – Barwon

About the role:

Bethany is excited to advertise for the role of Family Preservation and Reunification Practitioner – Barwon, based in Geelong. This is a full time, ongoing position, reporting to the Team Leader – FPR. The core purpose of this role is to provide intensive wrap around case management intervention with highly vulnerable families and their children.  Our approach is strengths based, child and family centred, integrating intensive assessment, care team planning, safety and risk planning, parenting strategies, to promote resilience and self-determination.  This role works in partnership with parents, specialists, and universal service providers, and in conjunction with Child Protection, to support family preservation and/or reunification.

Key responsibilities:

  • Delivering the Family Preservation and Reunification Response providing an evidenced informed, culturally safe, rapid intensive wraparound response to meet the immediate safety and developmental needs of children and support the parenting needs of parents.
  • Work within the prescribed relational model of connecting and linking families to build safety and empower and create meaningful opportunities that build upon their strengths utilising a range of evidenced informed intervention strategies including the Common Elements.
  • Maintain effective risk assessment to regularly assess child safety concerns and engage with appropriate professionals to support the safety planning for children and family members. Provide court reports/evidence as required.
  • Establish and lead care team in line with the agreed action plan.
  • Provide families with practical and emotional support, advocacy, coaching, skill building and connection to social and economic resources and work to strengthen the family’s connection to community.

About you:

  • A tertiary qualification in social work, psychology, or equivalent, with minimum of two years experience in case management.
  • Comprehensive understanding of Child and Family Services, the Child Protection system, relevant legislation and court orders.
  • Experience in delivering strengths based risk and needs assessments with families and managing risk.
  • Excellent communicator with strong interpersonal skills, and advanced written and oral communication.

What we offer:

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

How to apply:

To apply for this exciting opportunity, please follow the steps below:

  1. Click on the position title and download a copy of the position description for this role. The position description includes the Key Selection Criteria that must be addressed in your application.
  2. Send your resume and cover letter addressing the Key Selection Criteria to: employment@bethany.org.au by 12:00pm Monday 15 August, 2022.

For a confidential discussion about this position, please contact Michelle Cameron – Team Leader, FPR on: 5278 8122.

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 values and celebrates diversity and is working to create a team of people who reflect the diverse community we support. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, LGBTQIA+ and culturally diverse people as well as those living with a disability and those looking to return to the workforce following a break in their career are encouraged to apply for our roles.

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