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Case Manager - Bendigo

Bendigo and District Aboriginal Co-op
  • Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Industry Award 2010
  • Full Time, 38hr per week
  • Competitive Salary
  • 9.5% Superannuation & Access to Salary Packaging

Working within the Mutjang bupuwingarrak mukman program (a Dja Dja Wurrung name meaning “keeping our kids safe”) the Case Manager holds the primary responsibility for case management for the Aboriginal children authorised to BDAC under the Section 18 of the Children’s, Youth and Families Act 2005.

The Case Manager will work with children, families and community to promote the safety, stability and development of Aboriginal children.

Some of the Key Responsibilities:

  • Work with children, families, carers and community to implement the actions determined through planning to facilitate the changes necessary to improve the safety, stability and development of children.
  • Lead and attend meetings to support the case management of families and advocate for children and families as required.
  • Prepare documentation, give evidence and make recommendations to the Children’s Court of Victoria and other relevant courts and tribunal processes on decisions and actions in the best interests of the child, in consultation with a supervisor.
  • Travel to meet with families and for training, some overnight and interstate travel may be required.

Key Selection Criteria

  • Demonstrated understanding of the Children’s, Youth and Families Act 2005.
  • Knowledge of child and adolescent development and strategies for working with vulnerable children, young people and their families.
  • Provide professional, effective and timely case management.
  • Knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal Culture and the ACCHO environment.
  • Understanding of self-care and resilience to working with children and families in crisis and who have experienced trauma.
  • Demonstrated negotiation and advocacy skills.
  • Strong computer skills, Ability to use a range of software and IT based reporting systems
  • Ability to prepare plans, letters, emails and reports using clear, concise and grammatically correct language. Ensure written communications contain necessary information to achieve their purpose.
  • Ability to manage competing demands in a structured thoughtful manner.
  • Ability to transport children, conduct home visits and willingness to travel for training.
  • A recognised Social Work degree or a similar welfare or behavioural related degree which includes: (a) a primary focus on child development, human behaviour, family dynamics and/or impacts of trauma; and preferably (b) a practical component such as counselling or case work practice

or

  • A recognised Diploma of Community Services Work, or similar qualification which is studied over a minimum of two academic years of full-time study (or part time equivalent) and includes: (a) a primary focus on child development, human behaviour, family dynamics and/or impacts of trauma (b) supervised fieldwork placements (ideally completed within the child and family welfare sector) and at least one unit of study in case management, case work practice or counselling.

For more information about the position, please refer to the attached position description or contact the Human Resource Team on 03 5442 4947.

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.

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