Family Services Worker - Disability Specialist

Braybrook, Australia

Reference: 5570438

So why cohealth?

At cohealth, we're passionate about human rights and health equity. We strive to have a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community we're serving, as we know that makes us a stronger and better-performing organisation.

We value people of all experiences and identities, including all cultural backgrounds, faiths, gender identities, sexualities and abilities. Our inclusive workplace culture enables staff to bring their whole selves to work, where uniqueness is valued, and people experience a feeling of belonging.

We're committed to enabling staff's full participation through promoting workplace flexibility and the provision of reasonable adjustments for staff that require modifications.

About the role

cohealth offers Integrated Family Services as part of a range of services offered to families and children. cohealth is a member of two Integrated Family Services alliances that provide responsive services to support vulnerable families. The focus of this position is the Western Family Services Alliance and would provide services to families in Melbourne's inner western region. The position is based at our Braybrook site, however, most work involves outreach work in people's homes. It may involve seeing children and families in other settings such as on site or at schools. cohealth's goal directed care planning (GDCP) or person centred planning is endorsed as a key component of a person centred approach and is integrated into cohealth policies and practice guidelines.

Your daily duties will vary but will include:

  • Address protective concerns and enhance family functioning whilst ensuring the safety and wellbeing of the child/children, young people and family members effective care planning, case practice and ongoing assessment and liaison;
  • Manage clinical risk according to the "Best Interests" framework;
  • Liaise and, where necessary, consult with Community Based Child Protection Practitioner (CBCPP);
  • Liaise effectively with the Western Integrated Family Services Alliance and other partners in support of a productive partnership model;
  • This role may also require intake and assessment/holding work within the Child FIRST team as directed;
  • Work with vulnerable families to assist with their NDIS access, identifying disability support needs, undertaking disability-related goal setting and helping families prepare for their plan reviews;
  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of the NDIS funded supports that can contribute to building family capacity and the sustainability of care;
  • Support parents to enhance and develop parenting skills and capacity;
  • A safe working from home environment will be required due to Covid 19 restrictions.

About you:

  • Demonstrated skills in risk assessment and understanding of the Best Interests Case Practice framework;
  • Demonstrated theoretical understanding and experience of individual and systemic casework practice;
  • Demonstrated capacity to communicate effectively with diverse stakeholders;
  • A current drivers license.

Application process

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Applications Close: 24 Jul 2021