Creating Futures Justice Program
Youth Caseworker

Weave is seeking an experienced caseworker to join the Creating Futures Justice Program.

  • Do you want to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment where you can make a real difference?
  • Are you a team player committed to social justice and equity?
  • Do you want to reduce the over representation of Aboriginal people in the criminal justice system and support people to live fulfilling lives?
  • Do you want to contribute to the healing and wellbeing of individuals and communities and advocate for systemic change?

About Weave Youth & Community Services:

Located on unceded Gadigal and Bidjigal Land, Weave Youth & Community Services is a place based community organisation that has been delivering a range of community programs and services developed with and for the community for over 45 years. Weave’s purpose is to empower people to change their lives and healing is at the centre of our work.

Weave supports children, young people, women and families who are impacted by systemic disadvantage and intergenerational trauma. Around 70% of all those we support across Weave are Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people. Over 20% of staff employed at Weave, and 45% of our current Board members are Aboriginal. Weave is a place-based, community led organisation that has strong relationships with key local ACCOs.

Weave has a solid commitment to walking alongside Aboriginal people in their ongoing fight for justice and self-determination, and all our work across the organisation is guided by our Aboriginal Healing Framework, developed by our Aboriginal staff group and endorsed by the Weave Board, leadership and management.

About the role:

The Creating Futures Youth Caseworker role supports young people aged 10-18 for mainly Aboriginal clients in the City of Sydney LGA who are involved in the justice system.

This role will develop relevant networks and provide comprehensive, holistic, intensive client-centred casework support to give Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander offenders a genuine change at creating a future that does not involve the criminal justice system.

The role is a part time role – 63 hours per fortnight (9 day fortnight).

To be considered for this role you will need:

  1. Qualifications and/or currently studying in social work, community work, welfare, community management or other relevant discipline
  2. Excellent skills in managing complex community dynamics
  3. Complex casework and case management experience
  4. Experience in youth work
  5. Understanding of issues affecting Aboriginal communities, families, young people and children
  6. A commitment to EEO policy OH&S safety standards, ethical practice principles and a commitment to the principles of cultural diversity
  7. Able to work in a flexible and adaptable manner under stress
  8. Current NSW Working With Children Check clearance and National Police Check
  9. Common sense and an excellent sense of humour
  10. NSW Class C drivers licence

Desirable criteria:

  • Understanding of the criminal justice system and trauma-informed care
  • Aboriginality

Remuneration:

SCHCADS Award Level 4 Paypoint 1-4 depending on qualifications and experience. Weave pays above the SCHCADS Award hourly rate. The current Weave hourly rates are: $42.63 – $45.87 Salary + super + leave loading + generous salary packaging

How to apply:

You will need:

  • A current resume
  • A document responding to the selection criteria and outlining how you meet each of them. (Listed above and in the full length job description document)
  • Please send these documents to Patricia Vasquez our HR Manager via email: recruitment@weave.org.au
View the Position Description

Applications close: Sunday, 27 November 2022 at midnight.

Please phone Patricia on 0401 285 169 if you would like further information.