Mission Australia Child & Family Support Worker, Whyalla Contract in South Australia

Mission Australia

Branch SA AU

Child & Family Support Worker, Whyalla
South Australia

Discounted health care with Medibank Private. Client Support – respond, induct & provide individualised client recovery plans, in a timely manner as well as…

Family Mental Health – Child & Family Support Worker

  • 3 Yr Fixed Term Contract till 2020
  • Part time (22.8-30.4) (3-4 Days per week)
  • Location: Whyalla & Port Augusta, SA

About Mission Australia

Mission Australia is a Christian community service organisation with a nationwide team of over 2,900 that helps people to regain their independence.

We reduce homelessness and strengthen communities through homelessness initiatives and affordable housing, early learning and youth services, family support, and employment and skills development.

Together, we stand with Australians in need until they can stand for themselves.

About the role

As a Child & Family Support worker, you will provide case management and group support focussed on improving the long-term outcomes for vulnerable children 0-18 at risk of, or affected by mental illness. You will deliver tailored 1:1 counselling and evidence based group programs that focus on building resilience and educating children and their families about mental health.


  • Client Support - respond, induct & provide individualised client recovery plans, in a timely manner as well as participate in group client/consumer in-group sessions
  • Program Support – participate, develop & build strong internal & external relationships with key stakeholders
  • Administration - ensure accurate & timely records of all client case management files, as per Mission Australia’s protocol
  • Client Harm Prevention & Minimisation - comply with relevant legislation including Mission Australia’s polices & procedures to ensure harm minimisation & prevention at all times

Qualifications & Experience

  • Demonstrated experience working with vulnerable children and their families
  • Relevant Tertiary Qualifications in Psychology, Counselling, Social Welfare
  • Certificate IV in Community Services / Mental Health would be advantageous
  • Commitment to ensuring compliance as per Health, Safety and Welfare requirements
  • A genuine passion & drive in providing a flexible & responsive service at all times
  • A strong alignment to Mission Australia’s purpose and values

As part of our Employment screening process you will be required to undertake a National criminal history check.

Positions requiring DCSI: In addition there is a requirement to possess a current Working with Children check or apply if you do not already hold one. It is unlawful for prohibited persons to apply for work with children, and, as such, prohibited persons cannot apply for this role.


  • Not for Profit Salary Packaging benefits which reduces your taxable income (details via Advantage )
  • Discounted health care with Medibank Private
  • Purchase additional annual leave
  • Discounted childcare rates of up to 15% at participating Centres
  • Paid Parental Leave

Click “APPLY NOW” noting application close midnight 25 th April 2017 – For any initial enquiries about this role, please contact Audrey McCall on 08 8645 6915

or proceed with Standard Application Form.

Employment Type: Freelance
Location: , SA, AU
Posted on: 2017-04-15
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