FAMILY ADVISOR

Job No: RANSW264
Location: Sydney City Centre

 

About Relationships Australia NSW

Relationships Australia NSW is an independent, not-for-profit organisation, dedicated to enhancing relationships within families and their communities in order to foster personal and social well-being. We are committed to building our support for families who are in greatest need, facing complex issues and have limited access to resources and services. Further information about our organisation can be found on our website www.nsw.relationships.com.au

Our Vision

Our vision is "Strong Relationships, Strong Communities".

Our Focus

Our work directly enables people to make positive choices with regard to their relationships and life situations, to strengthen relationships within their families and communities, and to manage conflict and change. The core of our work centres on family relationships. This involves working with individual family members, couples and family groups. We provide services which respect difference and are socially inclusive, recognising that individuals’ backgrounds, values, family circumstances and connections are very diverse. These services draw on expertise in counselling, mediation and dispute resolution, relationship education, and information and referral. More broadly, RANSW works to strengthen community connections which sustain positive relationships. We also advance knowledge and professional practice through accredited education programs and research. Our endeavours are supported by strong collaboration within the national Relationships Australia network and with other partners.

What Guides Us

Relationship wellbeing is at the very heart of a cohesive and productive society. There are many factors in the environment that challenge that wellbeing, and great social and economic costs when relationships are put under pressure or break down. We believe that active relationship support is vital – both to foster healthy and resilient relationships and to offer support at critical stress points.

Our Values

Our values guide how we engage with one another, with our communities and with our clients (they also form the foundation of our reward and recognition program).

  • Respectful
  • Excellent
  • Collaborative
  • Courageous
  • Safe

About the Opportunity

We are seeking a suitably qualified and experienced Family Advisor to join the Sydney City Centre.

Family Relationship Centres are funded by the Commonwealth government to strengthen and assist families and provide support through family separation.  Core services provided by the Centres include assessment, information provision, referral and Family Dispute Resolution.  Relationships Australia (NSW) operates FRC’s in Bathurst, Penrith, Blacktown, Northern Beaches, North Ryde and Sydney City (CBD).

The role of Family Advisor is to provides intake, assessment  and ongoing management of cases where clients are accessing or using the services of the Centre or related services. Family Advisor will be working with parents in the area of post separation services. They provide information about the Centre, including access to program/service/centres, eligibility criteria, capacity, waiting periods and relevant fee structures along with assisting client’s families to identify their support needs and the relevance of the centre’s program/services. Family Advisors also participate in other service provision within the service as required, including the facilitation of educational groups and seminars. This includes programs such as Kids in Focus.

You can expect to join a tight-knit dedicated team of Family Advisors who deliver quality services to families with complex needs and separated families.

This is a 2 year fixed term contract working part time 4 days per week. Days of work will be discussed with the successful candidate and some after hours work will be required. The annual base salary for this position is between $50,997 to $54,125 (for 4 days per week), plus employer's contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading. This will be negotiated with the successful candidate being dependent on their level of experience, training and qualifications.   

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Where is the position located?

Sydney City Centre ( Sydney CBD)

Position Closes

Sunday 29 April 2018 at 9.00 pm (NSW time).

What benefits are on offer?

Employees of Relationships Australia (NSW) enjoy salary packaging and a number of non-salary benefits that have been designed to assist in their personal and career growth and their well-being. The following benefits are offered to our staff: 

  • Salary Packaging available to staff based on our Public Benevolent Institution (PBI) status, providing additional reduction in tax payable.
  • Salary sacrificing to superannuation, some educational courses and other approved items if desired.
  • 5 additional leave days per year (pro rata), to be used between Christmas and New Year, and your Birthday.
  • Our peer nomination based Reward and Recognition program based on 'Living Our Values'
  • Discounted fees for courses undertaken through Relationships Australia (NSW) Professional Training.
  • Professional development opportunities.
  • The technology to support you in your role.
  • Additional Study Leave for approved educational courses.
  • Comprehensive supervision and support for therapists.
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Program.

Relationships Australia NSW is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and recognises the importance of attracting the right people for the right job. Candidates are selected in accordance with pre-determined selection criteria. Australia's First Nations people are encouraged to apply.

 How to Apply?

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Essentials

  • A degree or diploma in social work, counselling, psychology, welfare or health related services;
  • Experience in the human services environment in working directly with clients (families and Children)who may be experiencing significant crises, domestic violence or separation;
  • Demonstrable skills in client assessment, engagement and awareness of issues relating to client safety, confidentiality and the requirements of relevant legislation (Care and Protection of Children Act, Family Law Act and Privacy Act);
  • Proficiency in the use of IT for data entry and record keeping and communication;
  • Excellent written / verbal skills – a basic level of counselling skills will be well regarded;

Desirables

  • Understanding of Domestic Violence, Child Protection and Family Law;
  • Group work training and experience;
  • Previous work experience or knowledge of working in a community based or not-for-profit organisation.

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