Prevention, Healing & Support Specialist, Diocese of Parramatta
About the Role
The Safeguarding arm of the Diocese of Parramatta is growing! We are after a Prevention, Healing & Support Specialist to work in our newly created Prevention, Healing and Support team serving the Catholic Church of Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains. You will work with the team to drive a child-safe culture in the Diocese, parishes, and its related agencies, in line with the Bishop of Parramatta’s Statement of Commitment to the safety and care of all children and vulnerable persons.
In your role, you will implement strategies to embed the Child Safe Standards into the Diocese’s daily practices and keep children and vulnerable adults safe from harm through prevention, compliance, and outreach. You will also be developing resources to support Diocesan stakeholders with safeguarding initiatives, delivering education and training to Diocesan agencies and ministries, and caring for survivors of abuse. This role will have an emphasis on case management of victims of abuse/survivors in a trauma-informed way.
Being a newly created team, there is scope to make this role as diverse and creative as you are willing to make it. This role will provide you the ability to continue to be inspired and rewarded by the work, as well offer many opportunities for professional and personal development.
Ideally, you will have demonstrated experience in working in social work/counselling in the areas of child abuse and well-developed knowledge of relevant child protection legislation, the NSW Child Safe Standards, case management and trauma-informed care. Experience delivering adult education and training will be highly favoured.
A demonstrated understanding and preparedness to commit to the ethos and values of the Catholic Church and the Diocese of Parramatta is a must. It is necessary that your stakeholder management skills are at a high level, along with outstanding written and communication skills. You will require maturity, empathy, and resilience to deal with challenging matters. We are happy to consider both full-time and part-time for the right candidate.
The Diocese of Parramatta is home to more than 330,000 Catholics and is one of the most diverse and fastest-growing dioceses in Australia. The Diocese is made up of 47 parishes and 80 Catholic schools across Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains and includes a number of agencies which assist the Bishop in the pastoral care of the community. We are passionate about Social Justice, Mission and Service.
Learn more about us via the Diocese of Parramatta website.
What we Value
We pride ourselves on living the values of Collaborate, Respect, Strive and Celebrate. Check out our values video below!
Join our team!
If this sounds like your kind of role and you believe you meet the above criteria, then we would love to hear from you!
Applications for the position should include:
- A covering letter explaining why you are interested in the position and why you’re a good fit.
- Curriculum Vitae.
For a confidential chat, please email your details to firstname.lastname@example.org, and a member from our friendly team will be in touch! Applications close 13 October 2023.
The Diocese of Parramatta is a child safe organisation and is committed to providing child safe communities that recognise and uphold the dignity and rights of all children, young people, and vulnerable adults.
The Diocese of Parramatta is respectful and accepting of individual differences and is committed to embracing diversity and treating all people with dignity. We welcome applicants from all cultures, religions and backgrounds.
In all that we do in the course of our work, the Diocese of Parramatta acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands in which the Diocese of Parramatta sits, the land of the Darug and Gundungurra people.