Senior Family Worker - Family Mental Health Support Service

Read Senior Family Worker - Family Mental Health Support Service
Location: Nowra
Date advertised: 17th August 2017
Job Type: Part time
Closing Date: 15/9/17

Senior Family Worker - Family Mental Health Support Service 

• Part time fixed term position (4 days per week )
• Located in Nowra
• 3 year contract with an option to extend (Subject to extension by DSS)

About us:
As a Christian organisation, with a heritage of service spanning 160 years, we serve older people and those who are vulnerable or marginalised by providing a range of accommodation, care and community services.

About the role:
In this position you will be responsible to provide case management and early intervention support services for vulnerable families with children and young people (up to age 18) who are showing early signs of, or are at risk of developing mental illness as well as conducting associated community development activities aimed at the target client group.

Criteria needed:
• Tertiary qualification in Social Work, Psychology, Social Science, Community Welfare or Mental Health.
• Demonstrated experience working in a related field
• Knowledge and understanding of the factors that impact on the development of mental health issues in children and young people
• Proven experience in working with children and young people and their families
• Ability to provide supportive counselling and other family based interventions such as conflict resolution and coaching
• Demonstrated capacity and experience in delivering short term therapeutic and educational group work
• Ability to support and promote the Christian vision, mission and values

Would you like to join a supportive and growing Christian organisation where your skills and experience can make a positive impact to those in need? Then apply today!

To apply – please complete the online application on our careers website -

Please ensure that you address the criteria in your cover letter with your online application.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates are encouraged to apply.

Anglicare - Jesus Christ honoured, lives enriched and communities strengthened.

Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as applications may be reviewed prior to the closing date; and as such the closing date is subject to change without notice.