Case Manager OOHC

Location: Regional NSW
Area: Wollongong, Illawarra and South Coast
Worktype: Full Time
Salary: $65,000 - $80,000 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 two full-time Case Managers for the Temporary Family Care Program for a permanent role and a 15 month contract both will be based at the South Coast Barnardos Centre, Warrawong.  Reporting to the Program Manager, the Case Managers will be responsible for;
  • Provide case management to short term crisis foster carers and kinship carers for children aged 0-12 ensuring their educational, health, identity and other needs are met to a high standard.
  • To complete work in the area of family restoration, preservation and to assist in locating permanent family-based care solutions for children.
About You
To be successful in the Case Manager role, you will ideally have;
  • Tertiary qualification in Social Work, Psychology or Social Welfare related discipline or substantial progress to gaining such qualification.
  • Knowledge of child development and childhood developmental trauma.
  • Knowledge of parenting support and capacity building.
  • Knowledge of the current NSW legislation regarding the care and protection of children and young people.
  • Demonstrated experience of working with children and young people and their family in a child protection context and meeting Child Safe Standards within an Out of Home care context.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing, implementing and reviewing plans for children, ensuring plans reflect principles of permanency planning, Aboriginal placement principles and participation .
  • Be flexible to undertake some out-of-hours work, which may include restoration work, crisis response, training, case reviews or foster carer assessments.
  • Demonstrated experience of using electronic case management tool
  • A current driver’s license, ability to participate in 24 hour on call roster and the ability to work in a flexible manner, including occasional after hours, when required.
Barnardos welcomes applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates.
Benefits of Working for Barnardos
Barnardos offers a base salary, plus leave loading, plus superannuation. Salary packaging is available to receive $15,860 of your salary tax free. Motor vehicle packaging is 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: 28/05/2021 10:54 AM

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