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Case Manager - Broken Hill


Employer: Lifestyle Solutions
Work Type/s: Full Time
Classification/s: Family Services, Social Work
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Regional NSW

Job posted on: 12 August, 2019.
Applications close: 14 September, 2019.

Do you:

  • Pride yourself on providing quality case management care?
  • Have a strong knowledge of facilitating access to services for the people we support?

Lifestyle Solutions has grown to become one of the major leaders and innovators in the Community Services sector in Australia. We are a Nationally accredited Not for Profit organisation with a rapidly growing workforce of 2,000 passionate and talented people who are committed to providing flexible and responsive support services for our community. The key to our success lies in our dedication to delivering solutions, to equality and social justice and outcomes that are important for each individual. We are passionate about partnering with people to develop support systems which reflect their individuality, interests, vision and culture.

As we look to the future, we're more focused than ever on attracting the best talent for our organisation. We are currently seeking a Case Manager - Foster Care for the Broken Hill area, to provide case management support to children, young people and/or adults, their families and/or carers to enable them to improve their quality of life and participation in the community.

The role will involve managing a caseload of children/young people/adults and their families or carers, undertaking comprehensive assessments, initiating, reviewing and completing appropriate intervention strategies, convening and participating in case conferences, facilitating access to services, contributing to and undertaking case reviews, establishing and maintaining a list of contacts, working with external stakeholders and applying understanding of child protection related Court procedures and practices.

To be considered for this position, you must meet the following essential and desirable skills.

Essential Knowledge and Skills:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Social Work, Social Science, Behavioural Science or Psychology
  • Extensive experience with Case Management in the Community/Social sector (as a Social Worker or Case Worker)
  • Sound practice and knowledge or significant experience in meeting the holistic needs of Children and Young People
  • Experience managing and supporting Children and Young People who have complex trauma backgrounds and/or who display difficult or challenging behaviours
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection Act) 1998 and Out Of Home Care standards
  • Strong analytical and assessment skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively as a member of a multidisciplinary team and in partnership with other services
  • Strong reflective practices and a willingness to accept feedback from stakeholders
  • Strong written communication and record-keeping skills
  • Drivers license
  • Working With Children Check and National Criminal history check clearance
  • Ability to work flexible hours

Desirable Knowledge and Skills:

  • Demonstrated experience of working with people from Aboriginal and Culturally Linguistic diverse communities
  • Previous experience and relationships with Government, non Government and main stream services
  • Demonstrated experience working within the appropriate legal systems to support children/young people and/or adults and their families and/or carers.
  • First Aid Certificate or willingness to obtain one.

In return you will be rewarded with a competitive remuneration package, salary packaging options and the opportunity to make a difference. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible as we will be actively shortlisting during the advertising period. As part of our process selected applicants will be required to undergo employment screening and probity checks prior to commencing.

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