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Case Manager - Leaving Care Better Futures - Shepparton


Employer: Berry Street Victoria
Work Type/s: Part Time
Classification/s: Family Services, Youth, Social Work
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Regional VIC

Job posted on: 12 February, 2019.
Applications close: 25 February, 2019.

  • Exciting position within the Specialist Adolescent Care Services team
  • Shepparton location
  • Permanent, part time (0.8EFT) position

Join Victoria’s largest independent child welfare organisation and become a vital part of a team that never gives up doing whatever it takes for kids. We believe everyone should have a good childhood, growing up in families and communities where they feel safe, nurtured and have hope for the future.

About the role:

In recognition of the needs of young people leaving the Out of Home Care (OoHC) system in the Goulburn Area, Berry Street in partnership with the Department of Health and Human Services, have committed to a project (Better Futures) designed to better prepare young people navigate their transition to independent adulthood. This will be achieved via service delivery utilising a suite of resources within a case management framework.

About you:

The Case Manager – Leaving Care Better Futures will require knowledge of the areas in one or more of the following areas;

  • Child Youth and Family - Residential Care
  • Child Youth and Family – Home Based Care
  • Community and social welfare programs
  • Education and learning, including vocational education
  • Homelessness.

You will work with other professionals to actively engage with these highly vulnerable young people providing flexible, innovative outcomes that address the barriers faced by young people who have been in the care system.

You will have experience providing individual case management, outreach and the provision of information that supports young people into training and employment as part of their leaving care plan.

You will ideally hold a tertiary qualification in youth, welfare, social work or related field, however unqualified applicants with demonstrated appropriate experience with youth / young people will be considered.

What Berry Street can offer you:

  • A thorough induction program
  • Ongoing training and development opportunities
  • A great friendly environment
  • Employee assistance program
  • Focus on positive work/life balance
  • Generous salary packaging benefits
  • An organisation that cares about you

To download the Position Description, please click here.

To download the Key Selection Criteria template, please click here.

How to apply for this job

To apply for this position, please click here.

Queries to Julie Senior, Team Leader – Leaving Care Post Care Support and Targeted Care Packages on 5822 8100.

Applications including resume, cover letter and statement addressing the key selection criteria to be submitted by 11pm Monday, 25 February 2019.

Please note: applications not submitting a cover letter or statement addressing the key selection criteria will not be considered

Berry Street are committed to the safety, participation and empowerment of all children, including those with a disability and culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds. Berry Street are also committed to cultural safety, inclusion and empowerment of Aboriginal children, their families and communities. Comprehensive reference and background checking will be undertaken, including a Working with Children Check and police check. Aboriginal people; people from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with a disability are encouraged to apply.