Brisbane Emergency Response Outreach Service (BEROS) works with young people 12-18 years who are in the care of child safety and are self-placing, sleeping rough and/or couch surfing. BEROS works alongside Moreton Region Child Safety and other key stakeholders to support young people to re-engage in placements/safe housing and their relationship with Child safety- whilst also supporting young people to link in with other support agencies to achieve their goals.
BEROS is seeking 2 highly skilled Senior Case Managers to provide support to young people (12-18years) in the care of child safety who are accessing BEROS support services - 1 based at Petrie, 1 based at Wavell Heights.
The role of the senior outreach worker is to provide direct daily support to the BEROS team in their allocated district, as well as completing the usual case management responsibilities.
This is a full-time position (38 hours/week). Remuneration is at a SCHCADS Level 5.1 (Social and Community Services Pay Scales). There is opportunity to increase your income through inclusion in our salary sacrificing program. The SCHCADS award can be accessed here: https://www.fwc.gov.au/documents/documents/modern_awards/award/ma000100/default.htm
Benefits of working in BEROS:
- Diverse practice and skill development opportunities
- Receive day to day practice support and regular formal supervision by a qualified and experienced Social Worker (weekly during probation and monthly after probation)
- Attend weekly team meetings for case reflections and team development
- Comprehensive induction and internal training sessions
- Mobile Phone provided
- Not-for-profit salary packaging
- Providing direct day to day support to case managers and overnight support workers within their allocated district and completing some management tasks
- Provision of supervision both group and individual to overnight support workers within their allocated district
- Providing outreach case management/case work support to young people in the care of child safety (12-18 years) who are self-placing and accessing BEROS support services
A bit about you:
- Highly developed skills in proactive communication and relationship building with young people
- Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of trauma and attachment and how this impacts the development of children and young people, especially those in the Child Protection system
- Demonstrated ability to work across systems including community sector and government agencies (especially the Child Protection system)
- Demonstrated skills to work with diverse communities including ABTSI, CALD and LGBTIQAP+ young people, families, services, and communities
- Demonstrated ability to respond to crisis and escalated behaviours displayed by young people in times of stress
- Ability to reflect on work, participate effectively as a member of a team and contribute to further development of the service
- Demonstrated ability to undertake more senior role responsibilities such as rostering, timesheets, facilitating team meetings and supervising staff
- Current drivers licence and access to private vehicle for work purposes
- Degree in Social Work, Human Services or similar ONLY
Application kit including the position description and selection criteria is attached.