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Case Manager - Rockdale

Employer: Life Without Barriers
Work Type/s: Full Time
Classification/s: Social Work, Family Services, Indigenous
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Sydney

Job posted on: 19 January, 2019.
Applications close: 19 January, 2019. (Expired)

  • Opportunity to work for one of Australia's largest Social Purpose organisation
  • Fantastic career opportunities
  • Ongoing training, support and career advancement opportunity
  • Permanent, Full-Time

About the Organisation

Life Without Barriers is a leading social purpose, not for profit organisation working in more than 300 communities across Australia. We support children, young people and families, people with disability, older people and people with mental illness. We work with people who are homeless and refugees and asylum seekers.

We want to employ people who reflect the diversity of our clients to ensure we can support each client's individual needs and wants. We encourage people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background and people with disability to apply.

About the role

Develop and implement Case Plans or Individual Plans for children and young people in Out of Home Care, people with a disability or people with a mental health issue.

Key Responsibilities 

  • Develop and implement high quality case plans or individual plans for children and young people in LWB's care
  • Develop and maintain functional and supportive relationships with children and young people in out of home care as well as their families in order to promote positive outcomes
  • Ensure the CIRTS database is up to date with all client and carer information
  • Provide ongoing support and supervision to Foster Carers in relation to their caring for children and young people in their home
  • Provide support and supervision to Foster Carers in relation to their caring for children and young people in their home
  • Provide support and supervision to Carers by telephone as well as through home visits as per policy
  • Support and monitor placements and ensure carers participate in the case planning process and assist them to implement the strategies outlined in the case plan
  • Meet with clients and family members to gather input for case plans and ensure their views are represented
  • Participate in on call roster as required
  • Support and maintain client welfare and interests at all times
  • Coordinate and support the care team involved in the delivery of the case plan or individual plan
  • Ensure compliance with all internal policy and procedure, statutory and contractual requirements in relation to management of service delivery
  • Manage communication with key stakeholders, internally and externally

Skills & Experience

  • Tertiary Qualification in Social Work, Social Science, Psychology or Human Services OR Relevant experience
  • An understanding of current casework practice for children and young people
  • Experience in working with children and young people in out of home care and foster carers
  • Demonstrated ability to develop quality case plans or individual plans that are consistent with appropriate policy and procedures
  • Demonstrated capacity to work autonomously in carrying out agreed case plans, or individual plans, for multiple clients simultaneously
  • Highly developed analytical skills and the ability to apply these skills in case management
  • High level organisation and time management skills, which includes the ability to reorganise work priorities to meet changing demands
  • Demonstrated ability to work with individuals, families or groups from strengths based culturally appropriate perspective
  • The ability to function effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • High level communication, influencing, liaison, negotiation and mediation skills
  • Current driver licence

Successful candidates will be required to clear probity checks including National Criminal History Record Check and Working with Children Check (where relevant to the role).

The successful applicant must be identified as a person of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander decent. Life Without Barriers considers that being from Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent is a genuine occupational qualification under s14 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW).

How to apply for this job

This job ad has now expired, and applications are no longer being accepted.