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Case Manager - Therapeutic Foster Care

Lighthouse Foundation
  • Are you passionate about working with foster carers, children and young people?
  • Work within a supportive, multi-disciplinary team
  • Richmond Head Office, Northern and Eastern suburbs work locations

About Us

Lighthouse Foundation operates clinical services to improve the lives of young people, children and babies who have been affected by complex trauma and are experiencing, or likely to experience youth homelessness. The Lighthouse Model of Care (LMC) is a holistic therapeutic treatment program which draws on over 60 years of empirical research into human development across the fields of psychology, psychiatry, trauma and neurobiology. Framed by trauma informed practice and informed by attachment and psychoanalytic theory, the LMC weaves together and integrates these frames to create a therapeutic treatment environment in which the mental and physical health and wellbeing as well as social, emotional, cultural and educational capacities of young people in Lighthouse homes are developed and enriched.

Lighthouse’s therapeutic Foster Care Program is based on a Hub home concept; where children and Foster Carers will experience a place they can come together for activities, community connection and support, or for overnight respite. The home is supported by Lighthouse’s therapeutically-trained Carers and clinical oversight is provided for every family and child.

The Position

The primary purpose of the Case Manager role, with direction and support from the Foster Care Team Leader, is to provide case management for children and young people aged 0-18 years. The Case Manager will work closely alongside the Psychological Wellness Team to ensure that care is consistent with the Lighthouse Model of Care, providing leadership, support and guidance to both Lighthouse’s Foster Carers and Therapeutic Carers.

The Case Manager will recruit, train and assess prospective Foster Care families, provide placement matching and support with transitions. The Case Manager will also oversee and inform communication with all stakeholders in relation to Lighthouses statutory clients.

About You

To be successful in this role you will need:

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in a similar role
  • Understanding of the challenges that children / young people in care experience
  • Understanding of trauma informed practice, psychodynamic and attachment theories
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work within a team environment
  • Commitment to and understanding of the vision and work of Lighthouse Foundation
  • Ability to plan, prioritise workloads and meet deadlines as required
  • Experience with conflict resolution and mediation
  • Completion of Shared Lives and Step by Step Training (Desirable)

Please read the detailed Position Description attached below prior to applying.

On Offer

The successful applicant will gain the opportunity to be part of our therapeutic Foster Care Program, and will be supported to develop ongoing learning and upskilling, exposure to other areas of service delivery and the chance to work with experienced and skilled staff on an exciting and unique program.

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