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Family Services Case Managers x2

Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand

Around the world the Good Shepherd network is working to create just and equal communities where women and girls can live full, safe lives. We have been committed to our mission for nearly 200 years, working strongly for social change. All of our services are informed by the latest evidence and research and adopt a best practice approach. We are committed to continuous improvement, innovation and delivering measurable outcomes.

Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to staff wellbeing. We offer a supportive work environment, ongoing professional development for staff and a competitive remuneration package. We encourage flexible working arrangements and provide access to salary packaging.

About the role

The Family Services Case Manager will work within the St Albans based Integrated Family Services (IFS) team. The IFS team promotes the healthy functioning of children, young people and families through a range of educational, developmental, social and support services. The team assists and supports parents to develop, maintain and strengthen the safety, stability, development and wellbeing of their children and family.

We have 2 contract positions available for either 6 months or 12 months.

Responsibilities of this role include:

  • strengthen parenting competencies and confidence
  • enhance the wellbeing of children, young people and their families
  • prevent child abuse and neglect
  • support children, young people & their families through major life transition times and crises

To be successful in this role you will need:

  • Tertiary qualification in Social Work or similar level qualification in a human services discipline such as Psychology.
  • Demonstrated skills in casework and group work with families who may have complex needs.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of relevant DHHS policy and practice frameworks and legislation.
  • Effective interpersonal, time management, communication and negotiation skills, including liaising with other key people known to the family (such as school professionals, child care, also family friends).
  • Demonstrated experience in preparing written reports, maintaining records, including case notes and IRIS data base reporting.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a culturally sensitive way with people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities and Aboriginal families.
  • Demonstrated understanding of social justice principles and community capacity building, and an ability to contribute to the mission and spirit of the agency.

To find out more about the role and the work of Good Shepherd please explore our website: www.goodshepherd.com.au.

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