OOHC Case Manager

Location: Regional NSW
Area: Newcastle, Maitland & Hunter
Worktype: Contract
Salary: $66,393 - $82,571 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.

About the Role
Barnardos are looking for a full-time Case Manager for the Temporary Family Care Program (TFC) based at the Barnardos Centre in Broadmeadow, NSW.  

Reporting to the Manager – Case Manager will be responsible for;
  • Building relationships and connections with children, young people, birth parents and carers that are strengths based, support capacity building and transparent.
  • Providing carers with information and, where appropriate, 1:1 training or skill development to enhance and develop the caring relationship and skills.
  • Working with birth parents and extended family will be empathic, transparent and focused of building capacity.
  • Advocating with internal and external services to deliver interventions to children, young people, birth families and carers that will support and nurture their needs and develop their skills.
  • Planning, supervising and coaching birth parents and others in family time and other interactions to build parenting skills and capacity.
  • Preparing written updates and reports to statutory bodies such as Department of Communities and Justice and, the Children’s Court.
About You
To be successful in the Case Manager role, you will ideally have;
  • Tertiary qualification in Social Work, Psychology or Social Welfare related discipline or substantial progress to gaining such qualification.
  • Knowledge of child development and childhood developmental trauma.
  • Knowledge of parenting support and capacity building.
  • Current NSW unrestricted Class C driver’s license
  • A strong commitment to working with vulnerable populations who have experienced abuse and neglect, including domestic & family violence, trauma and, the intersection of child protection.
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 $82,571 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

Date Posted: 25/11/2021 11:59 AM

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