Case Manager

Location: Regional NSW
Area: Blue Mountains & Central West
Worktype: Full Time
Salary: $73,984 - $83,178 per annum

About the Role
Barnardos are looking for a full-time permanent Case Manager for the Family Connect and Support Program based in Lithgow, 2790

The Case Manager will:
  • Undertake assessment of the families’ needs and risks utilising the provided assessment framework.
  • Provide information, referral and advocacy to support clients to access appropriate services.
  • Provide service delivery as per program service specifications and Barnardos Policy, procedure and processes.
  • Case co-ordination of clients who may be receiving some interim casework from the FCS but are also being supported to access other suitable services.
  • Follow up of clients who are accepted by another service to confirm engagement with the service resources and services in their local areas.
  • Provide practical assistance (including financial literacy assistance) to alleviate poverty and disadvantage.
  • Monitor child protection issues, consult with their supervisor and act in accordance with the NSW Child and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Act 1998 and Barnardos ‘Child Safety & Wellbeing’ Policy
  • Consult and seek guidance from Team Leader for client’s escalating risks and needs.
  • Capacity to participate in an on-call roster, providing a 24/7 response to children, young people and families
  • Attend regular supervision with the Team Leader.
  • Participate in team meetings and where appropriate to attend meetings with the other teams.
  • Establish and maintain network relationships with key agencies, other providers, and referral services in all the district areas listed above.
  • Work respectfully with clients and provide culturally appropriate support to clients.
  • Work collaboratively with the other FCS workers, intake team leader and other team leaders.
  
About You
As a Case Manager, you will ideally have;
  • Tertiary qualification in Social Work, Psychology or Social Welfare related discipline
  • Demonstrated experience of working with children and young people and their family in a child protection context, including experience in undertaking comprehensive assessment.
  • Demonstrated experience and skills in information provision, intake, assessment and referral
    of working with families in need of support services.
  • Excellent understanding of child protection issues and client vulnerabilities such as drug and alcohol use, domestic violence, mental health issues, and the impact of trauma and the effect on child behaviour and development.
  • Be flexible in their working hours and meet the families at a time that is most beneficial to them, e.g. before and after school hours, if required.
  • Full unrestricted NSW drivers licence
  
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
  • A 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 $73,984 to $83,178 per annum 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.
   
Vaccination for COVID-19 is a condition of employment and engagement with Barnardos.

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

Contact: 02 9218 2346
Date Posted: 09/01/2023 05:00 PM

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