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Case Manager, Family Based Care - Gosford

Life Without Barriers (National)

About the Organisation

Life Without Barriers is a leading social purpose, not for profit organisation of 8,000 employees working in more than 500 communities across Australia. We support children, young people and families, people with disability, older people and people with mental illness. We work with people who are homeless and refugees and asylum seekers.   

We want to employ people who reflect the diversity of our clients to ensure we can support each client's individual needs and wants. We encourage people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background and people with disability to apply.

About the role

As a Case Manager you will develop and implement case plans for children and young people in care. Based in Gosford, you will manage a case load of 12-14 cases from Gosford down to the Northern Beaches in a permanent position. 

Key Responsibilities 

  • Develop and implement high quality case plans or individual plans for children and young people in LWB's care
  • Develop and maintain functional and supportive relationships with children and young people in family based care as well as their families in order to reach positive outcomes
  • Support and monitor placements and ensure carers participate in the case planning process and assist them to implement the strategies outlined in the case plan
  • Meet with clients and family members to gather input for case plans and ensure their views are represented
  • Participate in on call roster as required
  • Support and maintain client welfare and interests at all times

Skills & Experience

  • Relevant Bachelors degree in Social Work, Social Welfare, Psychology, Nursing or Mental health.
  • Demonstrated experience in case planning with children and young people, in the Care and Protection space or Out of Home Care
  • Experience working autonomously in implementing therapeutic case plans for multiple clients simultaneously
  • Current NSW driver's licence

Benefits:

  • Car for work and personal use
  • On-going training and development opportunities
  • Opportunity to work for one of Australia’s largest social purpose organisations

Successful candidates will be required to clear probity checks including National Criminal History Record Check and Working with Children Check (where relevant to the role).

How to Apply

Include your resume and covering letter in one document, click ‘Apply’ and follow the prompts. For any enquiries including persons with disability that require adjustments, contact Emma Kennedy at recruitment@lwb.org.au, using the subject line: Case Manager, Family Based Care - Gosford enquiry via EthicalJobs.

We are dedicated to playing our part to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and bring continuity of care and support to our clients. With this in mind, if you are successful, we will discuss with you an alternative to a face to face interview.  

Please note, preferred applicants may be contacted prior to the advert closing date.

Life Without Barriers supports the Royal Commission into violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with disability. We believe people with disability need to be heard and for these experiences to influence how support services like ours are delivered. View our statement here (https://bit.ly/2GzZGWA).

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