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Therapeutic Life Story Work Coordinator

Settlement Services International - Bankstown, NSW

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work
Source: uWorkin

Source: uWorkin


About the role

  • Full time permanent position
  • Based in Bankstown, working 35 hours per week
  • Make a difference in the lives of children & young people

Therapeutic Life Story Work (TLSW) enables all children and young people who have experienced trauma to reflect on their past, develop compassion for themselves and move on to achieve their full potential.

This is a newly created role within our program at SSI, and we are looking to use and deliver Therapeutic Life Story Work (TLSW) and other interventions as a framework to effectively guide children, young people and families through this process. The purpose of this role is to increase program capacity to respond to the psycho- social needs of children and young people arising from their experiences with and removal from birth families.

This role will also have a function in the delivering of training to staff and carers to increase understanding, knowledge and skills in carrying out meaningful Life Story Work with children and families in OOHC and other interventions including Therapeutic Crisis Intervention for Families. The aim of this role is to increase safety, placement stability and permanency of children and young people in OOHC.

About you

The successful candidate will ideally be an experienced social worker, case worker or case manager with the following skills & experience:

  • Tertiary Education in social work, early childhood, psychology or related discipline;
  • A completed Diploma of TLSW or working toward completing it;
  • Knowledge of child development, protection and/or experience in working with OOHC;
  • Experience and confidence in coaching, guiding and delivering training to staff and others across the program with TLSW strategies and positive outcomes;
  • Exceptional interpersonal, facilitation and solid relationship building skills and an ability to create strong working relationships with different stakeholders, both internal and external;
  • Well-developed analytical and organisational skills coupled with excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Previous experience working with culturally & linguistically diverse communities;
  • Current NSW driver’s licence.

The role has a strong focus on working with a family cases with complex needs to deliver full TLSW intervention for children, young people or their carer’s. It is an important role and we are looking for someone passionate about culturally responsive practices that improve outcomes for children and families and committed to high quality work.

If you have these qualities and experience in out-of-home care we want to hear from you!

What we offer at SSI

  • Salary packaging options – receive up to $15,900 of your salary tax-free meaning more take home pay!
  • Role is based in Bankstown (currently working from home, returning 1 Mar 2021);
  • Opportunity to work a 9-day fortnight;
  • Flexible working arrangements and work/life balance;
  • Working alongside collaborative and outcome focused team members all wanting to make a difference in our communities

Bankstown, NSW

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work


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