Case Manager

Location: Canberra
Area: All Canberra
Worktype: Full Time
Salary: $71,136 - $93,868 per annum

About the Role
Barnardos is recruiting for a full-time permanent and full time 12 month contract Case Manager to join their Foster Care Program based in Bruce, 2617

The Case Manager will be responsible for;
  • Supporting the implementation of children’s therapeutic care plans
  • Undertaking Permanency Assessments for children moving towards adoption and/or Enduring Parental Responsibility Orders; and Therapeutic Reviews for children in out of home care.
  • Mediating and negotiate with children and young people and their birth families, ensuring a sense of identity is developed consistently over time
  • Promoting placement stability wherever possible
  • Assessing the needs of the carer and the child/young person in their care
  • Devising care plans and coordinate with all parties involved
  • Meeting with children in care separately to their carers regularly in accordance with program procedures
  • Developing and maintaining relationships with all involved in a child’s life
  • Building a child’s life (including cultural) story by implementing the MyStory case management system with all children and young people in care and related administration and record keeping
  • Visiting carers and/or children in their care regularly (based on assessed need, consultation with the Program Manager and in accordance with the standards outlined in program procedures).
  • Liaising with relevant government departments and other agencies on behalf of clients

About You
As a Case Manageryou will ideally have;
  • An appropriate qualification such as Social Work, Psychology, Education or equivalent that is recognised in Australia
  • Two years previous experience in the child welfare field
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills in working with families and promoting family-centred strength-based practices. 
  • Demonstrated case management experience including a complex/competing caseload.
  • Sound knowledge of child protection and issues in relation to children at risk particularly in regards to their safety, development, and connection to family, culture and community.
  • Excellent interpersonal, facilitation, presentation, communication and consultation skills enabling successful negotiation, conflict resolution, liaison and marketing which includes the ability to credibly represent Barnardos in any forum
  • Ability to liaise with families, foster carers and professionals and to advocate for children and carers whilst maintaining strong working relationships.
  • Ability to prepare complex assessment reports and intervention skills.
  • High level written communication skills, ability to prepare reports, and correspondence to a high standard for a range of audiences
  • Be available for after-hours emergencies and participate in the on-call roster (once every 3 months)
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 $71,136 to $93,868 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 Samhbi on 0482 182 418 

Date Posted: 04/09/2023 03:43 PM

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