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Senior Caseworker Child Contact Services (Maternity Backfill Position)

Location: Mildura
Tenure: Full Time - Fixed Term Maternity Backfill Contract till 2nd August 2020
Salary: $69,859 - $79,873
Applications Close: 5.00pm Wednesday 16th October 2019
Position Description: Senior Caseworker Child Contact Services

The Murray Mallee Child Contact Service (MMCCS) is a program funded under the Commonwealth Department of Social Services.  Children’s Contact Services enable children of separated parents to have contact with their non-resident parent and other family members in circumstances where parents are unable to manage their own contact arrangements and contact is appropriate.  Children’s Contact Services assist separated parents to manage contact arrangements with their children in a safe, reliable and neutral place.  The two main forms of assistance provided are facilitated change-overs and supervised contact visits which can be provided at different levels of vigilance (e.g. low vigilance and high vigilant).  This position is responsible for the following:
  • To promote the safe and appropriate transfer of children between their ‘live with’ parent and ‘spends time with’ parent, and safe and appropriate interaction between the ‘spends time with’ parent and the child during supervised visits.
  • To work towards enhancing the children’s relationships with the ‘spends time with’ parent.
  • To assist separated parent’s to move towards self-management of contact arrangements.
  • As a Senior Case Worker take some responsibility for the day to day workings of the service with the Manager, whilst closely supporting other Child Contact Staff in their day to day delivery of services.
Qualifications and Experience:
  • Tertiary qualifications relevant to community welfare practice, i.e. Social Work, Psychology, Social Science.
  • Demonstrated relevant experience and experience working in the family law sector.
  • To have a broad understanding of relevant legislative requirements as they relate to this field of practice, for example; family law, child support, child protection and family violence.
  • A current drivers licence, a willingness to travel and preparedness to be accommodated overnight when required.
Applicants addressing the Key Selection Criteria outlined in the position description should be sent to Maree Fullgrabe, PO Box 1870, Mildura 3502 or emailed to mfullgrabe@malleefamilycare.com.au

For more information regarding the position description please contact Ann Killen on 5023 5966 or email on  AKillen@malleefamilycare.com.au
Mallee Family Care offers a great range of employee benefits, including:
  • Generous salary packaging
  • Flexible work options
  • Genuine training and development opportunities  
Undertaking a Working with Children Check, Police Check, Disability Worker Exclusion Scheme (DWESS) and Disclosure of previous or current disciplinary action (employment history) is mandatory for all positions.
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