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Social Worker

Mitchell, New South Wales
Job Type
Full Time
5 Jul 2021

Social Worker - Dubbo Job no: 987539 Work type: Permanent (Full Time) Location: NSW Categories: Community Services * Full time, Permanent position * Location: Dubbo, NSW * Make a meaningful difference to the lives of Australians in need About Us Mission Australia is a non-denominational Christian charity that has been helping vulnerable Australians move towards independence for more than 160 years. Every day we support people nationwide by combatting homelessness, assisting disadvantaged families and children, addressing mental health issues, fighting substance dependencies and much more. We are generously supported by our funders, partners, and tens of thousands of everyday Australians, who make the work of our tireless volunteers and staff possible. Mission Australia is committed to keeping children and young people safe with zero tolerance of harm or abuse, and expect all our employees and volunteers to reflect this commitment. Your Opportunity Mac River is a residential rehabilitation service for young people aged 13-18 who are experiencing drug and alcohol issues. The service provides support for three months in residence, followed by three months of aftercare in the community. Your role will be to oversee the delivery of individual and group-based interventions for residents as identified through assessments. This may involve the delivery of proven, evidence-based therapies to residents, and providing effective counselling and resident support through behaviour management practices. You will work alongside the Case Worker and Coordinator to develop and implement individual case plans while maintaining best practice. This position would best suit a candidate who has recently graduated and has an interest in working with youth and / or drug and alcohol interventions. Your key responsibilities will be to: * Provide comprehensive assessment of clients on admission and intake * Develop and facilitate group counselling sessions to meet client needs * Provide clinical support using proven evidence-based therapies to residents while in residence and during aftercare * Create a supportive environment conducive to effective counselling * Maintain quality relationships with a range of key stakeholders * Ensure clinical outcome measures are collected and reported against * Maintain up to date, non-judgmental client files, case notes and reports Requirements for Success * Relevant tertiary qualifications in Allied Health, Social Work or relevant discipline, and registration with relevant professional body as required * Extensive experience in providing proven evidence-based therapeutic services to clients * Experience of individual and group counselling * A valid and current drivers licence Before starting work with us, you will need to undertake a national police history check, qualifications and referee checks, and have a clearance to work with children/vulnerable people. Culture & Benefits A career with Mission Australia will offer you rewarding experiences to make a difference to the lives of Australians in need. We have an innovative and supportive culture guided by our values of compassion, integrity, respect, perseverance and celebration. To ensure our employees feel valued, empowered and celebrated we provide a range of employee benefits including: * NFP salary packaging benefits reducing taxable income (details via AccessPay) * Generous discounts with hotels, travel insurance and major retailers * Free, confidential counselling services via our EAP * Discounted health care with Medibank Private Diversity & Inclusion Mission Australia is an inclusive employer. We celebrate our diversity and strive to reflect contemporary Australian society and all the communities in which we work, in order to better serve our clients. We welcome and encourage applications from Women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse people, People with Disability, Sexually and Gender Diverse people, people with lived experience of adversity and from people of all ages. As such, if you require any adjustments to submit your application, we invite you to get in touch via email Next Steps To be considered for this opportunity, please click Apply for this job and send your cover letter and resume today. As a committed Circle Back Initiative employer, we will respond to your application. For further information about working with us visit Working for Mission Australia. Applications are shortlisted as they are received. Please apply as soon as possible to be considered. Thank you Advertised: 30 Jun 2021 AUS Eastern Standard Time Application close: 14 Jul 2021 AUS Eastern Standard Time

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  • Job Reference: 322430291-2
  • Date Posted: 5 July 2021
  • Employer: Mission Australia Employment Services
  • Location: Mitchell, New South Wales
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Social Worker
  • Job Type: Full Time