Social Worker – KISP

Social Worker – KISP

The Katherine Individual Support Program (KISP) is a program which provides an overarching collaborative case management approach with other key Katherine agencies to address the needs of people who struggle to achieve quality of life due to the impact of chronic ill health, addiction, social and emotional, and homelessness.

The Social Worker is required to provide quality care to clients through competent clinical skills, effective communication, and active participation within a multidisciplinary team environment. Social Workers aim to provide comprehensive assessment to enable a targeted intervention plan, this is achieved by working in partnership with individuals to identify goals that ultimately strive to promote independence, empowerment, and connection to family, culture, spirituality, health and country. Social Work priorities and specialisations include; discharge planning, coordinated and integrated approach to service delivery, facilitation of residential care, group work, client advocacy, counselling, participation in quality improvement activities, teaching, research, contribution to policy development and professional supervision. Key Service deliverables include:-

  1. Be accountable for the provision of a professional social work service to promote the health and Wellbeing of people in Katherine.
  2. To bring high level cultural capital, authority and authenticity to the Katherine Individual Support Program
  3. Build and maintains relationships based on trust, support and growth with the homeless community members.
  4. The delivery of cultural appropriate counselling to clients focusing on building and supporting safety in the community by addressing stressors for social and emotional wellbeing and through interventions with clients with mental health challenges including the provision of appropriate intervention and counselling services to address areas such as, but not limited to:-
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Substance abuse
  • Homelessness
  • Poor health

Wurli is looking for a suitable motivate individual who can demonstrate:-

  • Bachelor / Masters of Social Degree or equivalent experience
  • An Ability to develop and cultivate sound community and client relationships and communicate sensitively and effectively with Indigenous people
  • Intermediate computer skills including the ability to use MS Office Suite (including Outlook) and Communicare or equivalent systems
  • Current National Police Records Check and Working with Children’s Clearance
  • Current Northern Territory Driver’s License

For more information regarding the position specifics please review the Position Profile _ (Position Profile _ Social Worker (Level 5))

Applications can be submitted online or to .  Please ensure your application includes:-

  • A current resume or curriculum vitae (cv)
  • a cover letter / email which provides a clear and concise overview of your ability to meet the key requirements of the role (prerequisites, qualifications / experience and competencies)
  • Current National Police Certificate (not less than 3 months old from date of issue)

If you have any queries regarding this position please contact a member of the Human Resource team on 8972 9195.