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Case Manager - Carer Recruitment & Intake - Barnardos


The Organisation

An exciting opportunity has become available to work for Barnardos, one of Australia’s leading children’s charities. Barnardos Australia builds relationships between children, young people, their families and the community. They advocate for children and young people and contribute to community knowledge about their issue.

The Role

Barnardos are looking for a full time Case Manager for the Carer Recruitment & Intake Team based at the Barnardos Centre in Ashfield, Sydney. This office will be relocating to Homebush in April 2021. This is a 12 month maternity leave contract.

Reporting to the Program Manager, the Case Manager, Carer Recruitment & Intake will be responsible for the provision of high-quality programs for children, young people, their families and communities with respect to Barnardos Australia (BA) services. This position has responsibility for authorised carer recruitment from carer enquiry to authorisation, and post authorisation ongoing carer training and support. Further key roles relate to placement referral, intake/triage and initial placement matching.

This particular role will be mostly focused towards placement referral and intake, and will have no direct involvement with children.

The Candidate

The ideal Case Manager will have:

  • Tertiary degree level qualification in Social Work or a related discipline.
  • A demonstrated knowledge of current practices in OOHC in NSW.
  • Experience in OOHC related work, carer recruitment, training and assessment, or OOHC Placement Referral Management.
  • Knowledge of relevant NSW child protection and related legislation including Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection Act) 1998 (NSW) and Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Regulation 2012 (NSW); Adoption Act 2000 (NSW) and Adoption Regulation 2015 (NSW)
  • Well-developed interpersonal, organisation and communication skills.

Barnardos welcomes applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates.

Additional info

To be considered for roles with Barnardos you will need to have (or be willing to have conducted) a National Police Clearance and current Working with Children check Clearance (or APP number).

You will also need to have a current NSW driver license and have the availability to respond to authorised carers, and, participate in carer recruitment or carer training activities as required after hours.

Please note that if your application is progressed, interviews will take place on 19th March 2021


$72, 912 - $88 847 base (including FBT packaging) + Super. Motor vehicle packaging available.

Expressions of interest

To request an application pack then hit APPLY NOW and submit your Resume (no cover letter required at this stage). Or for a confidential discussion, please call Gemma Haworth on 02 9218 2354.

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