Practice Framework Coach - Blacktown
Wesley Brighter Futures
- full-time permanent contract role, ending June 2020
- based in Blacktown, working in the Cumberland, Blacktown and Penrith areas
- salary + car allowance + super + salary packaging benefits
Wesley Mission is a high profile, multi-faceted Christian organisation making a real difference in the community. We work with the most disadvantaged in our community by providing over 200 services ranging from aged care, homeless services, child and family care, counselling, employment, training and education, and health services.
Our Vision is “Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can.”
About the program
Wesley Mission has a real mission – to reach out to a community with real needs. Through witness, work and with the help of supporters we can turn lives around for good. As part of Wesley’s Community and Family Care group, the Brighter Futures program -funded by NSW Family and Community Services - provides voluntary child focused targeted support to vulnerable families with children aged 0-8 years to prevent them from entering or escalating into the child protection system. This is a dynamic and challenging opportunity for an experienced professional to join committed teams that are well respected in the sector.
About the role
The Practice Framework Coach is a role for people passionate about making a difference with vulnerable children and families. The role provides coaching and guidance to caseworkers at the coal face with complex-needs families, utilising an evidenced based framework developed by Wesley Mission and The Parenting Research Centre. The organisation provides extensive support to its coaches, and you will be joining an incredibly exciting team dedicated to making a difference. If you are hard-working, passionate and skilful at reflective practice, then we would welcome your application.
Wesley Mission provides high quality regular supervision and support for all staff as well as range of opportunities for professional development and staff benefits. This is a child-related position and preferred applicants will be required to hold a Working with Children Check and undergo a criminal record history check.
- tertiary qualification(s) in Psychology, Counselling, Social Work, Social Science or related fields
- at least 4 years’ experience in working with family, that involves the identification and analysis of safety and wellbeing concerns for children
- sound understanding of the range of issues faced by vulnerable children and families in child protection and early intervention models of service provision,
- demonstrated ability to engage families at the point of initial service contact, build relationships of trust and cooperation, problem solve and support planning
- demonstrated willingness and capacity to support stronger outcomes for children and families and program development via ‘on the job’ coaching/mentoring of Caseworkers, the facilitation of training and development for staff
- thorough understanding of and able to demonstrate the skills required to effectively deliver trauma informed, child centred and family focused practice, collaborative coaching, strengths based and solution focused practice
- commitment to continuous improvement and WH&S Principles
- high level ability to liaise, network and maintain solid working relationships with a variety of individuals
- outstanding written and interpersonal skills; flexible, patient and ability to relate well to a range of individuals
- cultural competence and experience working alongside CALD and Aboriginal families
- high level self-management, critical analysis and organisational skills
- current NSW or National driver’s licence
- working knowledge of the local child and family support sector for the area which you are applying
- experience in SafeCare delivery, or other evidence based parenting programs and parenting groups
- experience in managing electronic files and data bases
- an appreciation of the challenges involved in managing a diverse workforce within a not for profit organisation
- experience in implementation of evidence based programs
- experience with ensuring program fidelity including recording family sessions and providing feedback to colleagues.
Salary and employment conditions are in accordance with the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010, Level 5, with capacity for salary packaging and the provision of a fully maintained motor vehicle available for private use. Superannuation is paid in addition at 9.5%.
Friday 29 March 2019, by 5pm
Please submit a cover letter addressing the selection criteria, your resume with current referees to: [email protected]
Applications which don’t address the essential criteria will not be considered.
Wesley Mission is a Christian organisation requiring all staff to affirm its values and worker Code of Conduct. We are committed to providing an environment in which children can feel safe and valued.
The suitable applicant will be subject to the relevant pre-employment checks for appointment to positions within Wesley Mission (including provision of a valid Working with Children Check clearance number). Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.