Future Planning Consultant

Wesley Take Charge of Your Life

  • part-time position (30 hours)
  • based in Taree
  • this position will support the Out of Home Care and support young people across the region
  • leading NFP organisation.

About us

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

Take Charge of Your Life supports young people aged 15-25yrs in preparing for independent living and preparing for leaving care. As a wrap-around service, we work closely with the case management team to ensure young people are supported as they transition into adulthood and leave the Out of Home Care system.

About the role

The role works alongside a team of case managers who support young people in Out of Home Care. You will undertake Living Skills Assessment with young people and support them to set and achieve their goals. The Future Planning Consultant will oversee the development and finalisation of the Leaving Care plans ensuring that young people receive all their entitlements and have their future needs addressed.

Essential criteria

  • degree in Social Work, Social Welfare, Psychology or related discipline including Youth Work
  • experience working in Out of Home Care particularly with young people transitioning out of care experience working with young people (15-25 years)
  • ability to communicate effectively and work independently and as part of a team
  • demonstrated ability to liaise, network and maintain relationships with key stakeholders in the Take Charge of Your Life Program
  • ability to relate empathetically to the needs of disadvantaged people and those operating in crisis
  • ability to think creatively about supporting young people’s needs and implementing living skills programs
  • flexible working hours including evenings and some weekends
  • current unrestricted Drivers Licence and willingness to drive regularly (weekly) between the three offices
  • applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Desirable criteria:

  • experience in teaching or assisting young people to learn Living Skills
  • experience in writing Leaving Care plans.

Remuneration

Salary and employment conditions are in accordance with the SCHADS award, Level 5 pay point 1-3, along with generous salary packaging and a fully maintained vehicle.

Closing date

August 19, 2022.

Apply now

Please find a copy of the Position Description attached.

Please submit a copy of your CV/resume and a cover letter addressing all the selection criteria. For further information, or to submit an application, please contact:

Contact name: Rita Karraz

Phone: 0437 533 853

Email: rita.karraz@wesleymission.org.au

Wesley Mission is a Christian organisation requiring all staff to affirm its values. 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. Vaccination for COVID 19 is a mandatory requirement for this position.

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