MacKillop has an opportunity for a Case Manager to join a small team where you can build upon your current experience while effecting change and making a real difference to the lives of children and young people in care.
This is a permanent full time position and is primarily based in our South Melbourne office, Some travel may be required.
About the role:
As a Residential Care Case Manager, you will be instrumental in the provision of high-quality case management and support services to young people living within our residential care homes. Reporting to the Coordinator, you will effectively contribute to team planning while working collaboratively with our dedicated residential care workers, case managers, as well as other staff and volunteers.
- Work with four young people in a semi-independent living arrangement
- Work extensively in supporting young people’s independent living skills and preparing them for leaving care
- Assist in the recruitment of lead tenant volunteers
- Be responsible for the ongoing support and supervision of lead tenants
- Develop, monitor and regularly review each placement against the Looking After Children (LAC) Care Plan and Department of Health and Human Services Case Plan
- Ensure the implementation of the case plans for each young person is being followed in consultation with the Coordinator and other staff as appropriate
- Work therapeutically with young people and provide guidance and leadership to Residential Care Workers and volunteers around therapeutic care
- Contribute to the development and enactment of individual programs for young people
- Assist in the provision of a warm, secure and structured environment for all young people
To be successful in this role, you will have:
- Relevant tertiary qualifications
- Sound professional knowledge and theory base
- Extensive experience in adolescent welfare practice
- Demonstrated professional case management skills, especially in crisis intervention and behaviour management
- Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills
- Ability to work as a team player within a small multi-disciplinary team
- Knowledge of LAC and the CRIS or CRISSP computer programs is desirable
MacKillop is committed to be a child safe organisation. Applicants will be required to undergo psychometric testing, a national criminal record checks and have an employment working with children’s check.
A position description is attached.