Adoptions Case Manager

Location: Regional NSW
Area: Wollongong, Illawarra and South Coast
Worktype: Full Time
Salary: $66,000 - $81,200 per annum

About the Organisation
Barnardos Australia is one of Australia’s leading children’s social care agencies, focused on building relationships between children, young people, their families and the community. Over the next 5 years, Barnardos commits to supporting more vulnerable children to thrive through effective evidence-informed and research-based programs.

About the Role
Barnardos are looking for a full-time Case Manager for the Adoptions Program based at the Barnardos Centre in Shellharbour, South Coast, NSW. This is a 12-month fixed term contract. Reporting to the Program Manager – Adoptions, the Case Manager, Adoptions will be responsible for;
  • Case managing children from 0-5 years of age who have been permanently separated from their birth families by the court
  • Supervision and support of prospective adoptive parents who have children in placement through regular home visits, advocacy, assistance to access relevant community services and other support as identified.
About You
To be successful in the Case Manager role, you will ideally have;
  • Tertiary/Degree qualifications in Social Welfare or a related discipline.
  • Proven experience in working in a welfare setting, ideally with children and families, including provision of case management services preferably in an Out of Home Care setting.
  • Excellent written skills, including producing accurate and timely reports and maintaining case notes.
  • Demonstrated understanding of issues of confidentiality.
  • Demonstrated experience of working effectively as part of a team.
  • Demonstrated experience of engaging respectfully with children and families.
  • A current driver’s license and the ability to work in a flexible manner, including after hours, when required.
Applicants from an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander background are strongly encouraged to apply. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff are further supported by the Aboriginal Cultural Unit (ACU) and Barnardos Indigenous Group (BIG) to meet their cultural needs within the organisation. For more information on how Barnardos support Aboriginal staff wanting to work for Barnardos please get in touch.
Benefits of Working for Barnardos
At Barnardos, we provide opportunities for development through individual and group mentoring, secondments, acting up and project work. Our benefits include flexible working arrangements, cultural leave, a day off during NAIDOC week, additional annual leave during Christmas/New Year break, volunteer opportunities at community events and many more.

Salary: Base $66,000 to $81,200 plus leave loading plus superannuation.  Packaging available to receive $15,860 of your salary tax free. Motor vehicle packaging available on selected roles.

To be considered for roles with Barnardos you will need to have (or be willing to have conducted) a National Police Clearance and current Working with Children check Clearance (or APP number) and for the ACT a Drivers History Check, Working with Vulnerable People Card and CYPS Check.
Expressions of interest
To register your interest hit APPLY NOW and submit your Resume.  Please note adverts will expire once we receive enough suitable applications. For a confidential discussion please call Gemma Haworth on 02 9218 2354

Contact: 02 9218 2354
Date Posted: 07/07/2021 10:09 AM

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