Case Manager

Location: Regional NSW
Area: Wollongong, Illawarra and South Coast
Worktype: Contract
Salary: $66,393 - $82,571 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 Temporary Family Care Program for a 12 month contract, based at the South Coast Barnardos Centre, Warrawong.  The TFC program case manages children in the interim PRM care space and aims to achieve permanency for children in the program. Carers in the TFC space only care for children in the short term (up to 2 years) and are skilled at providing a high level of support to children. Reporting to the Program Manager, the Case Manager will be responsible for;
  • Providing case management to short term foster carers and kinship carers for children aged 0-8 ensuring their educational, health, identity and other needs are met to a high standard.
  • Completing work in the area of Family Restoration, Preservation and if unable to achieve reunification, to assist in locating permanent family-based care solutions for children including Kinship care and Permanent/Open Adoptive care.
  • Complete court work (Affidavits) and other high quality written material to provide exemplary support to children, carer and parents.
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 in parent coaching and family time service delivery.
  • 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.
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 $66,393 to $82,571 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

Date Posted: 15/10/2021 12:24 PM

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