Financial Counsellor

Bethany is excited to advertise for the role of Financial Counsellor. This position is 4 days per week (Tuesday to Friday). This position will be based in Geelong and will work within our Gambler’s Help Program. The successful applicant will be required at times to provide outreach services across all Bethany sites and financial counselling programs.  The core purpose of this role is to provide a client focused, strength based financial counselling service which seeks to support and stabilise the current financial difficulties being experienced by individuals or families.

Key Responsibilities:

  • To undertake the role of a financial counsellor including assessment and referral, negotiation and advocacy with creditors, individual, group and community financial literacy and education to improve financial wellbeing.
  • To provide direct client services related to a wide range of financial issues and difficulties experienced by clients, using a developmental framework which empowers clients and strengthens their resilience
  • Provide individual, group and community financial literacy workshops and education to improve financial wellbeing.
  • To participant in staff development, annual performance appraisals and in-service training as required. In particular specialist training available regarding gambling harm, family violence and financial disadvantage
  • To adhere to Financial Counselling Australia Ethical guidelines when working with service users.
  • Ensure accurate and timely data entry for all programs and reporting to all relevant funding bodies.

Skills and Attributes:

  • Demonstrated ability to advise and provide financial information to families and individuals to assist in the resolution of financial issues at various levels including crisis intervention, intake and assessment and planned financial counselling.
  • Demonstrated knowledge andunderstanding of relevant legislation including current practices of financial institutions, effective service delivery models and the ability to work within such frameworks
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the impact and issues related to gambling harm, family violence, co-morbidities and financial disadvantage
  • Excellent communicator with strong interpersonal skills, advanced written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to generate ideas and solutions and take advantage of new and emerging opportunities.

For further information contact Tracie McPherson on 03 52788122

Applications close 5pm Wednesday 30 October 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. 

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Family Worker

Bethany is excited to advertise for the role of Family Worker – this is a short term contract until 7 January 2020, with the possibility of an extension. This role is full time (0.8 EFT considered) 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 required.

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 Sunday October 20 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. 

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Housing Case Manager

Bethany is excited to advertise for the role of Housing Case Manager. This position is part-time ongoing – 22.8 hours per week, and will be reporting to the Housing Services Team Leader. The primary purpose of this role is to provide case management to families who have recently exited the homelessness service system.

 Key Duties

  • Provide housing support under a case management model to families experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness.
  • Conduct safety and risk assessments with families who are experiencing mental health issues, substance use issues and Family Violence.
  • Support families to sustain long-term housing in public housing or the private rental market.
  • Maintain accurate and appropriate service user records in line with accreditation standards.
  • Proactively work in a manner that assists families to move towards independence and self-reliance by implementing strength-based and solution focussed interventions.

Skills and Attributes

  • Case management
  • Advocacy and case consultation
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Supports positive culture including diverse and inclusive environment.

Applications close 5 pm Friday 18th October 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.

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Family Safety Contact Worker

Bethany is excited to advertise for the role of Family Safety Contact worker – Based at Bethany Men’s Family Violence Intervention Centre.

This position is part time (0.55EFT) and will be reporting to the Team Leader. The core purpose of this role is to work with partner/s and family members of men who are undertaking a Men’s Behaviour change Program for the purpose of risk assessment and management, information sharing and referrals and participation of the perpetrator in a program

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage and report upon the current risk and safety of each women who has an ex/partner currently attending relevant Men’s Program.
  • Undertake comprehensive risk assessment and risk management in accordance with MARAM framework.
  • Provide telephone counselling and supported referral management.
  • Provide information and referral to women and children as needed.
  • Develop and review safety plans with women and children.

About you:

  • Demonstrates commitment to social justice and social inclusion and advocates for clients to achieve
  • Maintains a positive approach to change and adapts to new or different ways of working
  • Demonstrates appropriate interpersonal skills, actively participates in all aspects of the role, supports colleagues and values diversity in the team.
  • Models and promotes organizational values including self-awareness, self-management and social awareness in communications, problem solving and conflict resolution and promotes code of conduct.

Applications close 5pm Wednesday 23 October 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. 

 

 

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Specialist Men’s Family Violence Practitioner

Bethany is excited to advertise for the role of Specialist Men’s Family Violence Practitioner – based at Bethany Men’s Family Violence Intervention Centre. This position is full time and will be reporting to the Team Leader. The core purpose of this role is to provide preparation, coordination and facilitation of group work programs for men who perpetrate violence. Assessment, risk assessment, case management and secondary consults with male perpetrators is also part of the role.

 Key Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate Group work programs for men who perpetrate violence at a minimum of 3 times per week. After hours group work required.
  • Assist with preparation, coordination and completion of group work programs.
  • Provide group readiness sessions as appropriate for men who are experiencing issues beyond the scope of the group or not ready to enter group.
  • Respond to intake enquiries including but not limited to telephone, self-referrals and secondary consults.
  • Deliver services and support via phone and outreach at client’s home or other sites.
  • Undertake comprehensive risk assessments and risk management in accordance with MARAM and the framework for comprehensive assessment in men’s Behaviour change and case management
  • Provide case management response to men who identified as needing a case management response as requested.

 About you:

  • A relevant tertiary undergraduate degree in social work, psychology, counselling or a related subject.
  • A graduate diploma or graduate certificate qualification in Client Assessment and Case Management (Men’s Family Violence) or willingness to undertake this course.
  • Experience in the specialist family violence field, demonstrated particularly in provision of group facilitation, risk assessment, assessment and working with male perpetrators of family violence.
  • Demonstrates appropriate interpersonal skills, actively participates in all aspects of the role, supports colleagues and values diversity in the team.

Applications close 5pm Sunday 20th October 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. 

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