Family Worker

Bethany is excited to advertise for the role of Family Worker. This role is full time and will report to the Team Leader – Family Services. The core purpose of this position is to work closely with vulnerable families using casework, case management and assertive outreach services both within the office, community and in the family’s home.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Undertake direct work with families using casework, case management and case co-ordination both within the office, the community and in the family’s homes. 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.
  • Work collaboratively with volunteers toward achieving family goals and provide case specific supervision to the volunteers.
  • 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.
  • Implement and facilitate group work programs for service users as requires

Skills and Attributes:

  • A relevant tertiary qualification in social work, psychology and/or related behavioural sciences 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.
  • 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.

Applications close 5pm Monday 16 December 2019.

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

Specialist Child and Family Practitioner – Orange Door

Part time – 68.4 hours per fortnight, 12 month fixed term contract.

Bethany is excited to advertise for the role of Specialist Child and Family Practitioner located in the Barwon Orange Door. This position is fixed term for a period of 12 months and will be reporting to a Child and Family Team Leader. The core purpose of this role is to provide specialist intake responses to empower and promote the wellbeing, protection and safety of vulnerable children and families through assessment, referral and community connection and to work collaboratively with Hub practitioners to ensure an integrated service response and oversight of risk.

 Key Duties:

  • Provide expert skills in screening, triage and assessment of child and family vulnerability.
  • Work closely with other Hub practitioners as part of an integrated service delivery team to undertake screening and initial assessments.
  • Use contemporary and evidence based approaches to identify family violence risk, child and family vulnerability drawing on specialist experience of working with vulnerable families.
  • Work collaboratively with Hub practitioners and the broader service sector to respond to families experiencing family violence and families presenting with multiple and complex needs.  

About you:

  • A tertiary qualification in Human Services
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience
  • Knowledge of BICM, MARAM and attachment / child development theories
  • Demonstrates commitment to social justice and social inclusion.
  • Leads a culture of respectful relationships and behaviour across the organisation.

Applications addressing the Key Selection Criteria close 9am Monday 16th December 2019.

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

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.

 

 

Position Description

Events and Marketing Officer

Bethany is excited to advertise for the role of Events and Marketing Officer. This position is a full-time 12 month (maternity leave) position and will be reporting to the Communications and Marketing Co-ordinator. The core purpose of this role is to lead and manage the delivery of Bethany’s annual events calendar (including the Bethany Superhero Awards and Bethany Giving Tree Appeal), along with assisting the delivery of Bethany’s digital and social media communications, and other marketing materials as required.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Plan, deliver and measure the impact of Bethany’s annual events calendar including Bethany Superhero Awards, Bethany Arthouse Film Festival (Warrnambool), Bethany Giving Tree Appeal, key Bethany stakeholder functions and other events
  • Produce and manage events end-to-end, including event briefs and plans, budget management, stakeholder liaison (internal and external), venue, AV and talent liaison, volunteer recruitment (if required for events), and all administrative tasks related to delivery of events (some out of hours work is required)
  • Prepare high quality written material for a variety of channels, including assisting with the delivery of Bethany’s digital and social media communications and other publications and marketing materials, as required
  • Manage databases, mail-outs and communication to Bethany stakeholders

 

Skills and Attributes:

  • A tertiary qualification in PR, marketing, communications or events and/or a minimum of 3 years of experience in a similar role
  • Strong background and experience managing corporate and consumer events, in a corporate, government or medium sized business
  • Excellent communicator with strong interpersonal skills, and advanced written and oral communication
  • Intermediate to advanced MS Office skills
  • Keen eye for detail

Applications addressing the Key Selection Criteria close 5pm Monday December 9 2019.

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

Senior Occupational Therapist

Bethany is excited to advertise for the position of Senior Occupational Therapist within the Disability & Therapeutic Services Program based in Geelong. Bethany is looking to further develop its Disability Services Program under the NDIS and is seeking a Senior Occupational Therapist to join our growing disability services program. Flexible working arrangements are available with fulltime or part time employment considered.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide Occupational Therapy Services for participants of the NDIS within the Barwon area
  • Provide evidence based, person focused and family centred assessment and interventions to assist participants and their families achieve the goals identified in individual NDIS plans.
  • Prepare evidence based occupational therapy reports, case notes and progress updates as required by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA).
  • Provide occupational therapy within a fee for service delivery model. A key requirement of this role will involve the ability to claim a set number of hours of therapy service per day.
  • Provide clinical supervision for new occupational therapy graduates and supervision of students.

Skills and Attributes:

  • Bachelor or Master Degree in Occupational Therapy
  • General Registration with relevant professional body
  • Minimum two years post qualifying professional practice
  • Clinical skills in the assessment and development of interventions for people with disability
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills
  • A knowledge of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and an understanding of the NDIS Quality and safeguards commission.

 

For further information please contact Christine Dann on 0439 718 879.

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