Company Info

Wesley Mission
Sydney, NSW, Australia

Company Profile

Family & Community Worker



North West Sydney, NSW, Australia 


Associations/NFP's, Community/Welfare/Social

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Full time




Wesley Community & Family Care
• full-time maternity leave position 38 hours per week
• based across North West Sydney region
• salary +super + salary packaging benefits + fully maintained vehicle

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
The Targeted Early Intervention program, funded by NSW Family and Community Services, provides both targeted and universal support in order to promote strong, functional and well supported families within the community.

Wesley Mission is dedicated to strengthening families and putting an end to the perpetual cycle of disadvantage that children and families may experience. As part of Wesley Mission’s Family and Community Services group, our Targeted Early Intervention program engages and supports families with children 0-12 who reside in the Hills Shire and Blacktown local government areas.

About the role
We are currently seeking a Family and Community worker for a 12 month maternity leave position. This is a dynamic and challenging opportunity for an experienced professional to join a committed and passionate team. Wesley Mission provides regular supervision and support for all staff as well as a range of opportunities for professional development. This is a child-related position and preferred applicants will be required to undergo a Working with Children Check and Criminal Record History Check. 

Essential criteria
• tertiary qualification(s) in Social Work or Community Welfare
• experience in delivering evidence-based parenting programs, e.g. Circle of Security, Bringing Up Great Kids
• demonstrated ability to work collaboratively within a multi-disciplinary team
• experience in providing case work support, for families with young children
• demonstrated ability to engage families at the point of initial service contact; build relationships of trust and cooperation, problem solve and resolve conflict
• extensive child protection knowledge and experience
• high level written and verbal communication skills
• high level ability to liaise, develop and maintain relationships with professional groups including Community Services and other government and non-government stakeholders
• demonstrated experience of working effectively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) organisations and communities
• commitment to continuous improvement and WH&S Principles
• willingness to affirm Wesley Mission’s vision, mission and values
• flexibility to work some evenings and occasional Saturdays
• current NSW or National driver license

Desirable criteria
• working knowledge of evidence-based programs
• working knowledge of the local child and family support sector

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 + fully maintained vehicle. Superannuation is paid in addition at 9.5%

Closing Date
Friday 1 March 2019, 5pm

Apply Now
Please send your most recent resume and a cover letter addressing the essential and desirable criteria set out above to:

Wesley Mission is a Christian organisation requiring all staff to affirm its values and 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.

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