Integrated Family Support Worker
68.4 hours per fortnight – Fixed-Term – 6 months
About Dhelkaya Health
Dhelkaya Health is a new health service on Dja Dja Wurrung country; it is the coming together of Castlemaine Health, Maldon Hospital and CHIRP Community Health. Dhelkaya Health is shaping a better health system for the people of Mount Alexander Shire and beyond, while staying true and local in everything it does.
Dhelkaya Health delivers a diverse range of inpatient, outpatient, aged care, community health and outreach services to Mount Alexander Shire. It also delivers assessment, rehabilitation and allied health services to neighbouring shires. Dhelkaya Health is committed to the quality, accessibility and sustainability of acute, aged and community-based healthcare, and family and housing services.
Dhelkaya Health has campuses in Castlemaine and Maldon.
The Integrated Family Services (IFS) Support Worker position sits within the Family Services Team at Castlemaine Health and works collaboratively with a range of agencies within the Mount Alexander Shire and surrounds to provide a predominantly outreach-based response to disadvantaged or vulnerable families who are referred to the service through The Orange Door.
Working within the Social Model of Health, the IFS Support Worker uses a strengths-based, trauma-informed model of care to provide comprehensive case-management to children and families, including therapeutic interventions, group work, advocacy, capacity building, practical support, referrals and brokerage.
This role works in close collaboration with a range of complimentary organisations, services and stakeholders, including schools, MCHN, Family Violence Services, Child Protection, ELC’s, Mental Health Services, GPs and the community to deliver best outcomes for children and families.
Attending relevant agency and network meetings and participating in regular professional training is a requirement of this position as well as taking a collaborative and co-operative approach to working closely with families and developing relationships with partners and agencies which support and promote improved family functioning, capacity building and independent problem-solving skills.
Work Plan supervision, external clinical casework and group work supervision are provided as part of internal professional support and development.
Culture and Benefits
Castlemaine and Maldon are located on Dja Dja Wurrung country in the Mount Alexander Shire. The area is renowned for its creativity, history and as host to the Castlemaine State Festival. The shire is a short drive from Melbourne, Ballarat and Bendigo, a UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy. Combined with a wide range of sporting clubs and outdoor recreation opportunities, unique natural environment and historic goldfields, the community offers a rich diverse culture for all to enjoy.
• Free on-site parking is available to all staff and visitors.
• Salary Packaging/Salary Sacrificing
• Fitness Passport is available to all staff members across Dhelkaya Health. You and your family can sign up to unlimited access to more than 120 gyms, pools and fitness facilities on your program!
• Our Health and Wellbeing program; including access to a Social Worker, Pastoral Care Office, Prevention of Bullying & Harassment Officers, Physiotherapy services, vaccination programs and other health services as required.
• The Dhelkaya Health Social Club brings staff from all areas of the hospital together in friendly and casual environment, with a variety of events and activities held throughout the year.
Dhelkaya Health values diversity and encourages individuals from all cultures and backgrounds to apply.
Further information is available from Michael McMahon on 0418326806
Applications close 29th January 2023
All appointments are subject to a satisfactory police check and compliance with Castlemaine Health Vaccination Policy.
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