In 1988, the Sisters of Mercy established Regina Coeli (now McAuley Houses) and later, in 1989, Mercy Care, (now McAuley Care) was founded. Twenty years later, in 2008, the two were combined to become McAuley, expanding the Sisters of Mercy’s commitment to women, children and social justice.
The spirit and ethos of Catherine McAuley, the founder of the Sisters of Mercy, continues to live through the work of McAuley. Inspired by visionary values, we follow in her footsteps, providing disadvantaged women and children with housing, education and social services – supporting them toward a brighter future.
- Job Description:
The PARC Children’s and Family worker will:
Provide child focused, trauma-informed responses and interventions to children, in collaboration with their mothers and other supports.
Undertake child risk & safety assessments in collaboration with the child, their mothers and other supports.
Work collaboratively with PARC Recovery Workers, clinical teams and the Family Violence and Homelessness Worker to provide individualised and integrated case work to women and children including providing up to 3 months outreach support upon discharge from PARC
Provide individualised support to empower women and children in repairing bonds, relationships and supporting a sense of fun and enjoyment in play.
You are compassionate and:
Attracted to work in a value driven organisation, working toward justice and quality outcomes for women and children experiencing family violence and homelessness and mental health.
content / satisfied in supporting women and children to live safe from violence and in providing child-focuses supports and responses.
can demonstrate experience in providing high quality specialised children’s and family support and in achieving successful outcomes.
enthusiastic about working collaboratively with women to enable them to achieve their family’s goals and aspirations.
enthusiastic about being part of a multidisciplinary team of practitioners at the women-only PARC providing tailored and integrated care to women and children.
have experience in engaging, liaising and advocating with a range of service systems and professionals to secure positive family outcomes.