Early Intervention Worker – SDN Brighter Futures Central Sydney


Early Intervention Worker – SDN Brighter Futures Central Sydney



SDN is seeking a full-time Early Intervention Worker to join our supportive and innovative Early Intervention Team in the Brighter Futures program located at Redfern.  


As an Early Intervention Worker you will coordinate services and support in accordance with individual family case plans for families enrolled in Brighter Futures. SDN is a lead agency for the Brighter Futures program, an initiative funded by the Department of Community Services which provides targeted support to vulnerable children and families who face specific challenges. 


The program

Brighter Futures offers family case management, home visiting and parenting courses for families, and supported child care for their young children. The aim of Brighter Futures is that families gain new skills that help them care for their children and prevent an escalation of any problems they may be facing.


Responsibilities include


- Plan and implement case work strategies.

- Provide ongoing reports and be accountable for allocated Brighter Futures early intervention program family casework strategies.

- Facilitate the development of a transition plan when the family exits the program

- Act as a primary support to all allocated Brighter Futures early intervention program families throughout their involvement in the program

- Make independent decisions relating to the day to day case management of families, with reference to the Area Manager where appropriate



To be considered for the role you will have:

- University qualifications in social work or other relevant degree.

- Demonstrated experience in case management, counselling and assessment experience in working with children and families.

- Excellent experience in relationship building, negotiation and influencing, with a range of stakeholders such as government and community groups

- Knowledge and understanding of a variety of different cultural and religious groups

- Knowledge of community services for referrals, basic health issues, relevant legislation, child development theory and learning approaches

- Knowledge and experience in aiding in the development of children and young people

- Knowledge of empowerment techniques including use of appropriate language and gestures

- Driver’s license and own transport



About SDN

SDN is a not-for-profit organisation with more than 100 years’ experience educating and caring for children. We provide inclusive long day care and preschool, as well as targeted support services to families and children facing challenges.



Further Information

Culture & benefits


At SDN we are working towards a future where the promise and potential of every child is realised.  At SDN too can realise your promise and potential.


Working at SDN you will benefit from discounted child care fees, study support, paid parental leave, work/life balance, and professional development opportunities.  SDN is a progressive employer dedicated to providing a supportive and professional work environment.  


How to Apply

If you are ready to realise your potential, then we want to hear from you!


For further information, please contact Amy Fossett; Recruitment Advisor on (02) 9213 2414.  


Applications must address the selection criteria outlined in the Position Description, and should be received by COB Monday 8th July 2013.


Working with Children Check Applies.


Candidates from an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander background are encouraged to apply.


Apply Before: 8th July 2013



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