OOHC Case Manager

Location: Sydney
Area: Parramatta & Western Suburbs
Worktype: Full Time
Salary: $65,000 - $80,000 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.

The Role
A full time, permanent Case Manager, Temporary Family Care is required for the Out of Home Care (OOHC) Program based in Auburn, Sydney.
Reporting to the Program Manager, the Case Manager will effectively undertake the casework responsibilities of a TFC Caseworker and to ensure a high standard of service is provided to children and families. This includes rigorous case planning, case work and coordination.  There is a strong emphasis on age appropriate child participation in decision making, transparent practice and strong parental participation. Ensuring that casework and decision-making for children and families is evidence informed, strengths based and applies best practice rigor.

The Candidate
The successful Case Manager  will ideally have:
  • Tertiary qualification in Social Work, Psychology or Social Welfare related discipline
  • Knowledge of child development and developmental trauma.
  • Demonstrated experience of working with children, young people and families in a child protection or OOHC context.
  • Experience working with parents and adults to support them build their parenting skills and capacities.
  • Demonstrated experience of using electronic case management tool
  • Knowledge of the current NSW legislation and requirements regarding the care and protection of children. young people and, authorised carers
  • Experience working with children, young people and families who are Aboriginal or, are from a CALD or refuge background.
  • A strong commitment to working with vulnerable populations who have experienced abuse and neglect
  • High level oral and written communication skills including computer literacy & report writing skills.
  • Capacity to be organized, agile and adaptable in a fast-paced work environment, including working to tight deadlines.

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 $77,981 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

Contact: 02 9218 2346
Date Posted: 07/10/2021 03:29 PM

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