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Specialist Children's Case Manager

Elizabeth Morgan House Aboriginal Women's Service

ABOUT US

Elizabeth Morgan House Aboriginal Women’s Service Inc. (EMHAWS) is a specialist family violence organisation based in Melbourne. We are proudly an Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation and have been in operation since 1976. EMHAWS takes direction and works consultatively with the community in all aspects of our services. Central to our work and business is the aim to provide advocacy and support for the empowerment of Aboriginal women, children, young people and the wider community.

ABOUT THE ROLE

We are seeking a Specialist Children's Case Manager to deliver culturally appropriate, intensive case management to women, young people and children who access EMH’s services. The role requires supporting mothers or caregivers and their children who have experienced Family Violence and Homelessness and are residing in crisis and transitional housing facilities. The role is responsible for continuing case management support after the child and/or young person exits the EMH Refuge, if deemed appropriate.

Support services will be delivered with a focus on strengths-based outcomes and the Multi Agency Risk Assessment and Management Framework (MARAM). The role provides client-centred casework using individual, mothers/caregivers and child and whole of family approaches to attain safety, stability and positive long-term outcomes.

The role is responsible for ensuring the voice and support needs of Aboriginal children and young people entering crisis accommodation is heard throughout the family violence system by providing practice support and advocacy.

Work will be undertaken in a variety of environments including crisis accommodation facility, outreach to transitional properties, and outreach to co-locations and community service settings.

KEY SELECTION CRITERIA

  1. Demonstrated experience and expertise in the provision of case management, preferably within the Aboriginal community and/or family violence.
  2. Demonstrated experience working with Aboriginal children and young people.
  3. Demonstrated understanding of Child Protection, and an ability to respond appropriately.
  4. Demonstrated understanding of child development and trauma, and the impact of family violence and homelessness on infants, children, and young people
  5. An understanding of MARAM and Information Sharing within the family violence sector.
  6. Previous experience working with children/young people in a residential setting.
  7. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  8. Well developed organisational skills, including report writing and record keeping.
  9. Previous experience in working in the family violence sector or broader experience across the community services sector
  10. Knowledge of Aboriginal culture and history, with the ability to apply this in a contemporary setting. Demonstrated connection to Community desirable.

This role envisaged as part-time (0.6 FTE), but flexibility is available for the successful applicant.

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