Education Link Worker
CatholicCare Social Services is seeking a self-motivated individual to join our team in a newly created role - Education Link Worker.
The Education Link Worker role is a part time maximum term position, responsible for promoting positive education opportunities for children and young people in the care system to increase face to face engagement with the local public and private school network. This position will provide support to our most vulnerable children and young people to stay engaged with an education system therefore promote better outcome when leaving care.
The ideal candidate will have previous experience and qualifications in teaching, working with children and young people in care and have an understanding of child protection issues and the impact of intergenerational trauma.
CatholicCare offers competitive salaries and benefits, including tax free salary packaging, discounted gym memberships, and rewarding career paths.
If you are interested in joining our team, please be sure to address the following selection criteria in your application:
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Team Leader Family Preservation
Location: Hunter Manning
Be part of a new program offering one of the most significant changes to child protection and out-of-home care system in decades.
- Join one of Newcastle’s top 5 employers
- Participate in specialised training and interagency collaboration
- Opportunity to lead a team and be part of an exciting new project in the State.
CatholicCare Social Services Hunter-Manning is a not-for-profit organisation and a mission and outreach agency of the Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle. Our services include a range of child and family services, youth services, disability, community services, mental health and Permanency Support Programs.
The Family Preservation program aims to do everything possible to prevent children entering foster care by assessing both risks and strengths of families identified as being at risk of significant harm. This aims to build on parenting capacity and improve safety for the child by supporting, modelling and referring as needed to our external partner services.
This newly created role of Team Leader Family Preservation, requires a self-motivated individual to lead, support and develop our Permanency Support team. In addition, you will be responsible for liaising with Department (FACS) regarding referrals ensuring that best practice standards are maintained; overseeing accurate records and data management and adhering to Departmental reporting requirements; promoting the program among local area networks; and encouraging best practices among local support and brokerage services in response to the diverse cultural and circumstantial needs of families.
An awareness and sound understanding of Aboriginal culture and traditions will be integral to this role. As well as awareness of CALD and other diversity that may define parental roles, family and community relationships.
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