CASE WORKER  NEWCASTLE- Based in Corrective Services Office & Recovery Point Broadmeadow Full Time until 16th January 2024 (leave coverage) THE ROLEWorking in close collaboration with parole, the Case Worker Initial Transitional Support, will provide effective case work support for clients exiting prison through the delivery of evidence-based interventions targeting the risk of reoffending and supporting the transition from custody to community. Upon release, people often experience high levels of stress which can result in offending behaviours shortly after their re-entry into the community. Hence, this service seeks to provide immediate and comprehensive support during this high-risk period.BENEFITSOur teams are the heart of what we do here at Samaritans. As a part of the team, you have access to the following great benefits:Parental Leave 14 weeks paid (plus paid super contributions)Salary packaging options up to $611.50 per fortnight Career and development opportunitiesAccess to Fitness PassportFlexible working optionsESSENTIALSDiploma of Community Services or Social Work and/or a demonstrated ability, experience and working with people in correctional systems, alcohol and other drugs, family services and case management. A demonstrated understand of the issues behind the overrepresentation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in our criminal justice system.Demonstrated ability to quickly develop rapport with people from diverse backgrounds who can present with complex needs and challenging behaviour.Demonstrated experience in case management including assessment and preparation of case plans. A commitment to and understanding of the principles and practice of cultural competence. The ability to work both individually and as part of a team/s. Well-developed written, verbal and communication skills. Medium to high level computer and IT skill including accessing data bases and data entry Demonstrated understanding and commitment to the mission and values of Samaritans, including a commitment to service delivery from a client-centred, solution focused and competency-based philosophyThe successful applicant is also required to hold a current Driver’s Licence, access to a comprehensively insured vehicle, a Working with Children Check, NDIS Worker Screening Check, undertake a pre-employment Functional Assessment and Provide First Aid Certificate (or willingness to obtain).Who we are?The Anglican Diocese of Newcastle (Newcastle Anglican) is the overarching body for some well-known Hunter and Central Coast organisations – Anglican Care, Samaritans, Newcastle Anglican Schools Corporation and Anglican parishes working primarily in the Hunter and Central Coast regions of New South Wales.For more information visit or email Meg   If you're passionate about social justice and your values align with ours- APPLY NOW!Samaritans promotes the safety, wellbeing and inclusion of all children and young people.You must have the right to live and work in Australia.No agencies or third party applications please. AUD Broadmeadow 2292