Case Manager

Location: Canberra
Area: All Canberra
Worktype: Full Time
Salary: $67,268 - $83,178 per annum

About the Role
Barnardos are looking for a full-time permanent Case Manager for the Carer Recruitment Program based in Bruce 2617 

The Case Manager will be responsible for;
  • Ensure carer files are compliant with ACT legislative requirements.  
  • Be involved in carer support groups and social functions.
  • Support carers waiting for placement and respite carers by way of phone contact, home visits and ongoing training.
  • Arrange and participate in the training of potential and existing foster carers. Including Core training (at least twice per year dependent on carer numbers) and ongoing training (at least 4 times per year).
  • Complete detailed assessments that are relevant to the program that the person is being assessed for.
  • Respond to and record telephone enquiries on the Carer Data Base.
  • Develop recruitment campaigns with other team members, respond and screen initial inquiries undertake information sessions.
  • Be able to use well developed communication skills including the ability to address difficult issues in an appropriate and respectful manner.
  • Regularly meet and report to Manager (at least monthly) on recruitment campaigns, carer enquiries and progress of assessments. 
  • Liaise with relevant community groups and Government departments.
  • Promote the Program in the community and with other relevant agencies.
  • Attend any external meetings, committees, planning groups or other events as directed by the Program Manager.
About You
As a Case Manager, you will ideally have;
  • Qualification in a relevant discipline or experience in the Out of Home care sector.
  • Excellent writing capabilities
  • Experience in conducting Training
  • Knowledge of Child Protection and Out of Home Care structures and their roles in ACT.
  • Understanding of current ACT legislation with regard to care and protection of children and young people.
  • Understanding of current ACT legislation with regard to working with and supporting foster carers.
  • Experience in working with children and families from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) background.
  • Experience in working with children and families from an Indigenous background. 
  • Experience conducting assessments of carers (desirable).
  • Flexibility to undertake some out-of-hours work, to include training and foster carer assessments
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 $67,268 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 Sukhvir Sambhi on 0482 182 418.

Date Posted: 11/05/2023 09:02 AM

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