Case Manager - Out Of Home Care

Location: Sydney
Area: Parramatta & Western Suburbs
Worktype: Full Time
Salary: $60,000 - $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 is seeking expressions of interest for passionate and dedicated Case Managers in Western Sydney. 

Reporting to the manager - the Case Manager will be responsible for:
  • Provide best practice case management with a focus on  embracing Aboriginal worldviews, listening to the child/young person, connecting the child/young person to their family, community and culture, and strengthening their identity
  • Assisting children and young people to identify their needs and engage them in their reviews and care plans
  • Assessing potential carers which involves assessment, home visits and documentation of information obtained
  • Participating in and conducting group support and training for carers and young people as required
  • Process and assess referrals from Community Services
  • Case managing restoration as required
About You
To be successful in the Case Manager role, you will ideally have;
  • A tertiary qualification in Social Work, Community Welfare, Psychology or related discipline
  • Proven aptitude in human services field, preferably child and family services and an ability to relate this to the area of out of home care
  • Knowledge of child development, attachment theory and trauma related behaviours in children.
  • Ability to translate attachment and trauma theory into practical everyday advice/interventions in order to support children and carers.
  • Knowledge of child protection processes
  • Case Management experience
  • 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.

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

Date Posted: 06/01/2022 11:13 AM

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