Case Manager Foster Care

Location: Regional NSW
Area: Dubbo & Central NSW
Worktype: Full Time
Salary: $65,300 - $82,500 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 permanent Case Manager for the Temporary Family Care & Kinship Care team based at the Barnardos Centre in Orange, Western NSW.  Reporting to the Manager – Kinship Care, the Case Manager, Temporary Family Care & Kinship Care will be responsible for;  
  • Build relationships and connections with children, young people, birth parents and carers that are strengths based, support capacity building and transparent.
  • Caseworker interactions with children, young people and adults will be trauma-informed and trauma responsive recognising that these groups who may have experienced abuse, neglect, separation or loss.
  • Work with birth parents and extended family will be empathic, transparent and focused of building capacity.
  • Develop, implement and review of plans for each child in care. Ensure plans reflects principles of permanency planning, Aboriginal placement principles and participation.
  • Planning, supervising and coaching birth parents and others in family time and other interactions to build parenting skills and capacity.
  • Participate in a system of rostered on-call service.
About You
To be successful in the Case Manager role, you will ideally have;
  • A degree or tertiary qualification in Social Work, Community Welfare, Psychology or related discipline
  • Understanding of the different support needs of relative and kinship carers to foster carers.
  • Knowledge of child development and childhood developmental trauma.
  • Demonstrated experience of working with children, young people and families in a child protection or OOHC context
  • Demonstrated experience of using electronic case management tool
  • Knowledge of the current NSW legislation and requirements regarding the care and protection of children. young people and, working with authorised carers
  • Demonstrated experience working with children, young people and families from a CALD, refuge or cultural background that has experienced significant displacement and trauma.
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 $65,300 to $82,500 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 Zoe Banbury on 02 9218 2346

Contact: 02 9218 2346
Date Posted: 28/09/2021 10:40 AM

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