- Contract, Full Time
- Family Services, Social Work, Youth
- Not For Profit (NFP)
- Job posted on: 12 Jul 2019
- Applications close: 05 Aug 2019 (expired)
Lighthouse Foundation operates clinical services to improve the lives of young people, children and babies who have been affected by complex trauma and are experiencing, or likely to experience youth homelessness. Our multidisciplinary team utilises a framework of trauma informed practice that is guided by attachment and psychoanalytic theory to support young people in developing their capacity for meaningful and self-determined productive living.
Our Foster Care pilot program will provide 24/7 practical and emotional support to up to 10 caring households across the Northern Region of Melbourne. Foster Carers, Therapeutic Carers and children and young people are supported by a multidisciplinary clinical team through our Hub, where we provide; art, drama, EMDR, and psychodynamic therapy, as well as case management, training and clinical supervision.
The Case Manager responsibilities hold two functions. Firstly, to recruit and assess potential Foster Carers, and secondly, to provide management and support to both Foster Carers and Therapeutic Carers. Liaising with other key stakeholders will be important to maintain and support a safe, stable and overall high standard of care to children and young people aged 0 – 18 placed in Lighthouse’s home based care.
This will involve facilitating Induction Training, undertaking Step by Step Assessments and liaising with children and families, Carers, the DHHS, health services and other specialist service providers to encourage and facilitate positive and collaborative working relationships.
This role sits within a newly developed Foster Care program, working alongside Lighthouse's Community Care and Family Care teams. The Case Manager role will be expected to cover after hours duties.
To be successful in this role you will need:
Please read the detailed Position Description attached below prior to applying.
The successful applicant will gain the opportunity to be part of a therapeutic Foster Care program, and will be supported to develop ongoing learning and upskilling, exposure to other areas of service delivery and the chance to work with experienced and skilled staff on an exciting and unique pilot.