Group Worker: Child, Youth & Family

Targeted Earlier Intervention Program

  • full-time 12mth contract role with potential for extension
  • based in Quakers Hill
  • salary SCHADS Level 5 + super + salary packaging benefits

About us

Wesley Mission is a high profile, multi-faceted Christian organisation making a real difference in the community. 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’s Community and Family Care teams build resilience and strengthen capacity in the local communities where we work. We support people using evidence-based, trauma-informed, person-centred approach in a holistic manner and on a voluntary basis. We are looking for an outstanding Group Worker who is conscientious, reliable, and motivated about making a difference. 

About the role

As a Group Worker within the Targeted Earlier Intervention program you will providing community-based services with the goal of preventing children and young people from entering the child protection system. You will deliver specialised practice in planning and conducting groups, events, and workshops. The Group Worker will also promote, foster, and build community connections to increase referral pathways, improve referral systems, develop Indigenous and CALD community engagement and improve service awareness.

All staff at Child, Youth & Family work hard to develop and maintain harmonious working relationships in an autonomous-supportive work environment where they are all trained to be the best in their field. Wesley Mission provides regular supervision, support, and training for all staff.

Essential criteria

  • relevant tertiary qualification & minimum 2 years’ experience working in the community welfare system
  • demonstrated ability to engage families at the point of initial contact and build collaborative working relationships
  • knowledge and experience in developing and running groups
  • ability to maintain and form strong and professional networks with external stakeholders
  • ability to work effectively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI), Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) organisations and other vulnerable communities
  • flexibility to work some evenings and occasional Saturdays
  • current NSW or National driver’s licence
  • Working with Children’s Check & criminal record history check.

Desirable criteria

  • broad understanding of the local child and family support sector
  • child protection knowledge and experience.

Recruitment process

  1. brief telephone conversation to confirm details of the role and arrange a telephone interview.
  2. telephone interview.
  3. online aptitude testing and a behavioural questionnaire.
  4. face-to-face interview.
  5. reference & probity checks.

If you have any queries, please contact Barathy Pirapakaran at Barathy.Pirapakaran@wesleymission.org.au or 0434 368 337.

Closing date: Friday 28 January 2022, 5pm.

Apply now

Please submit a copy of your CV/resume and a cover letter, no longer then two-pages, addressing all the selection criteria and why you would be a good fit for the role. Please also include the completed Wesley Mission Application for Employment form.

Applications can be sent to:

Email: teiwesternsydney@wesleymission.org.au  

Only applications addressing all the selection criteria will 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). 

Wesley Child, Youth and Family team is committed to ensuring our workforce reflects the communities we work within. Whilst not a requirement, we strongly encourage people from the following background/s to apply:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • People who Identify as LGBTQIA+
  • People of colour (e.g. identifying as cultural, religious and/or ethnically diverse).

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