Case Manager

Location: Regional NSW
Area: Wollongong, Illawarra and South Coast
Worktype: Full Time
Salary: $64,310 - $84,860 per annum

About the Role
Barnardos are looking for a Full Time Permanent Case Manager for the Kinship Care Program based at the Barnardos Centre in Warrawong 2502  

The Case Manager, will be responsible for;
  • Demonstrated experience in casework practice preferably in Out-of-Home Care.
  • Proven ability to relate to and work with children and young people with social, emotional, and behavioural difficulties.
  • Understanding of Out-of-Home Care and Permanency Support policy, standards, and quality frameworks.
  • Be an integral team player in planning of tasks to further case plan goals of guardianship, including supporting collaboration between all stakeholders.
  • Experience in kin carer support; or the capacity to develop these skills.
  • Ability to plan, organise and prioritise work.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills – competent in having difficult conversations.
  • Ability to interpret and implement organisational policy.
About You
As a Case Manager role, you will ideally have;
  • A degree (or tertiary qualification) in Social Work or a related area
  • Knowledge of issues surrounding abuse and neglect of children, and the impact of trauma on childhood development
  • Understanding of the case management requirements of the PSP/OOHC system
  • Understanding of the different support needs of relative and kinship carers to foster carers
  • Previous experience working in PSP/OOHC, child protection, or Intensive Family Support in a caseworker role
  • Demonstrated experience and commitment to working with disadvantaged children and families in situations where additional support is needed
  • A current driver’s license and the ability to work in a flexible manner, including after hours, when required.
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.

Applicants from an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander background are strongly encouraged to apply. 
Benefits of Working for Barnardos
  • Development through individual and group mentoring
  • Secondments, acting up and project work
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Cultural leave and day off during NAIDOC week
  • Additional annual leave during Christmas/New Year break
  • Volunteer opportunities at community events and many more
  • 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. 
Salary: Base $64,310 to $84,860 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.

How to apply:
To register your interest hit APPLY NOW and submit your Resume. For a confidential discussion please call Zoe Banbury on 02 9218 2346.

Date Posted: 13/05/2022 03:30 PM

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