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Safeguarding Caseworker - Catholic Diocese of Rockhampton, Rockhampton, Qld

The role supports clients of trauma in ways that promote healing. The support will focus on person-centred and strengths-based trauma informed support. It will assist in Safeguarding activities.

Diocesan Safeguarding Case Worker,

Catholic Diocese of Rockhampton

This exciting new position reflects the importance that the Diocese of Rockhampton places on the safeguarding of children, young people and vulnerable adults.

The Safeguarding Case Worker will provide person centred and strengths based trauma informed support to those who have experienced harm by Church personnel, responding to survivors of abuse with care, concern and compassion to their pastoral needs within the Catholic Church’s ethos.

The role will support clients to formulate strategies that promote healing, build on their strengths and address their physical, emotional, educational, social and cultural needs and work with government and non-government agencies and private practitioners to support clients in their healing and recovery.

The Safeguarding Case Worker will assist the Diocesan Safeguarding Manager with the implementation, compliance and ongoing development of the Diocesan Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults Policy throughout the Diocese of Rockhampton and will assist with the implementation of Diocesan Safeguarding activities.

Key Selection Criteria:

  1. Able to demonstrate an ability to be sympathetic to the ethos, philosophy and structures of the Catholic Church.

  2. Demonstrated strong case management skills including experience in developing, implementing and reviewing case plans.

  3. Demonstrated ability to effectively engage with abuse survivors and those who have complex needs and a history of non-engagement with programs and services while establishing and maintaining appropriate boundaries.

  4. Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with clients and other professionals and services to ensure that clients’ needs are met and to deliver quality outcomes for clients.

  5. Excellent communication and facilitation skills and the ability to develop beneficial working relationships with vulnerable people and to communicate effectively at all levels of an organisation in writing and verbally.

  6. Ability to effectively manage time and work schedules, in a semi-autonomous manner applying necessary initiative and flexibility to ensure an efficient work practice and case outcomes that supports the administrative responsibilities of the safeguarding office.


  • Tertiary qualifications in, or commensurate experience in one or more of the following fields:- social work, psychology, health, welfare, community services or another related discipline.

  • Working with Children Blue Card or the ability to hold one.

  • Current first aid qualifications or a willingness to obtain these qualifications with assistance from the organisation.

Applications close: COB Monday, 30th January 2017

Please see our website. for the full details of this position and the application process.

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