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African Multicultural Child Protection Caseworker - Newcastle | CharlestownDepartment of Communities and Justice
Do you want to use your language and cultural skills to work within the community? DCJ is all about keeping families together so that children thrive at home. We’re excited to welcome motivated caseworkers into our team who share this vision. As a DCJ Multicultural Child Protection Caseworker, you will build relationships and appreciate the importance of children to our future.
We will support and help you to develop your career. Come Join Us. Become a Multicultural Child Protection Caseworker About the role As a Multicultural Caseworker, you will respond to reports about children or young people who may have been harmed or where there are safety concerns.
The first priority is always the safety, welfare and wellbeing of the children or young person. You will work sensitively and respectfully with parents, family members, children or young people, and work collaboratively with other agencies to develop safety plans and complete risk assessments. Multicultural Caseworkers use their cross-cultural skills and expertise to assist families from a range of backgrounds.
This role targets African speaking communities and language skills in African is an essential requirement. Multicultural Caseworkers support families by providing: • Primary Casework – working with families from their target community • Secondary Casework – for families from their target community• Cultural Consultations – to other Caseworkers supporting families from their target community• Language Support – Multicultural Caseworkers in roles targeting a specific language group are required to undertake a language assessment and if successful, receive accreditation to provide simple communication with families. DCJ will arrange this through the Community Language Assistance Scheme.
For information, please go to https://multicultural.nsw.gov.
au/services/clas-examinations What we offer: As the largest child protection organisation in Australia we offer competitive benefits and opportunities including: • Salary from $75,992 pa to $104,994 pa plus superannuation and annual leave loading• Industry leading training including our Caseworker development program• Ongoing career development and support• Generous leave entitlements including flex leave• Health and wellbeing benefits including Fitness Passport Click here to view the role description. Click here to hear from our Caseworkers. About you You will bring a commitment to working collaboratively with multicultural children, families and communities including Aboriginal and diverse cultures and have: • a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Social Work, Social Science, Community Welfare or a related degree • Experience working with vulnerable children, young people and their families• A valid Australian driver’s licence and willingness to drive• A working with children clearance number Contact: For any recruitment enquiries please email: CaseworkerCareersfacs.
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