Do you want to make a real difference in your community?
Do you want to make a lasting positive impact on other people's lives?
If the answer is yes, then this the opportunity to help your community!
About the Role
The TCP support worker role in our Targeted Care Packages Program provides outreach support to the young person and/or their family by responding to and working alongside the Key worker to fulfil the requirements of the role within the package.
This may include: responding to their emotional/physical needs (as appropriate to the role), developing their personal and independent skills, supporting recreational activities and generally assisting with other practical needs relating to the young person.
The support worker will be working alongside the care team to ensure they are working in line with the case plan direction and ensuring every opportunity to maintain connections with their families, friends and local community.
About the Organisation
The Tipping Foundation (part of the House with No Steps Group) is one of the largest community service organisations in Victoria, dedicated to and specialised in working with people who have a disability; children who are vulnerable and their families. We are a values based organisation and the overarching value which drives everything we do is Respect. We work together with our clients to achieve their individual goals guided by best practice principles.
Child, Youth & Families Division
The Tipping Foundation (Vista)'s Child Youth and Families Division provides intensive case management and support to children / young people exiting the Out of Home Care system; and in addition provide accommodation and support to young people who are unable to live at home and have been referred to Out of Home Care.
To be successful for this role, you must have:
- A Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention (Residential and Out of Home Care) or similar relevant tertiary qualification;
- Knowledge of the Children, Youth and Families Act 2005 and policies relating to Child welfare, Family services, Child Protection Services and best interest principles;
- Capacity to manage crisis situations and problem solve with a calm and rational approach;
- An understanding of the issues for children coming into care, their families and of the statutory Child Protection system;
- Ability to work autonomously and as part of a team, good communication and engagement skills;
- A valid Victorian driver’s licence and use of a private car
In return, you will receive:
- A friendly and supportive work environment
- Flexible working arrangements
- Supervision and Support
- Learning and Development opportunities
- Mileage reimbursement
- Generous salary packaging and the provision of significant tax incentives as a non for profit organisation.
The Tipping Organisation operates a stringent safety screening procedure for preferred candidates that will require two satisfactory professional references, an identity check, satisfactory national and international [where required] police record check and a Working With Children Check [where required] . For more details please view our website.
For more information about this position please contact Rose Wendlandt on 0437 367 960
Applications close 21 March 2019
We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage men and women of all ages to apply. The Tipping Foundation is a diversity partner of the NDRC and we encourage applications from people with disability.
The Tipping Foundation is a child safe organisation. We value, respect and listen to children and young people. We are committed to the safety of all children and young people including the cultural safety of Aboriginal children & young people, culturally and/or linguistically diverse children & young people, gender and sexually diverse children & young people and children & young people with a disability.