About the role
This position is situated within the Pilbara office (South Hedland) Unit which is responsible for Out of Home Care, Intensive Family Support and Early Intervention Services as well as the Indigenous Healing Service.
The Case Manager will work collaboratively within a small Case Management Team and alongside the Organisation’s wider Out of Home Care (OOHC) team and Carer Recruitment and Development staff in delivering a supportive and effective service to children, young people in OOHC and their carers.
The Case Manager is a member of the Pilbara OOHC Unit and reports to the Pilbara Manager.
This position is being offered on a full-time ongoing basis, however part-time applications will also be considered.
The Case Manager is responsible to:
- Manage a case load ensuring that case work practice, including documentation, is responsive to individual needs and reflects the organisation’s values, policies and practice frameworks and Departmental expectations
- Support the transition of children and young people into emergency placements
- Liaise daily with the wider stakeholders such as the HUB, Department of Communities, Case Managers and Wirraka Maya Aboriginal Health Service
- Maintain relationships with foster carers and keep an updated emergency carer spreadsheet
- Maintain accurate records for statistical purposes
- Ensure that children and young people in OOHC receive a high level of therapeutic care and targeted services that meet their needs
- Ensure foster carers are supported to provide consistent, high quality care and positive outcomes for the children and young people in their care
- Facilitate community events and activities for each child and young person including identifying potential network members
- Develop and maintain strong collaborative partnerships with staff of the Department of Communities
- Ensure that the emotional, social, behavioural, cultural, developmental and educational needs of children and young people are met through the development, implementation and review of individual therapeutic care plans
To be successful in this role you will have:
- A tertiary qualification in Social Work or other relevant qualification or equivalent experience
- Experience in OOHC Case Work practice
- The understanding and capacity to work therapeutically with children and young people who have a trauma background
- Experience in providing support to Aboriginal children, families and/or communities
- Ability to plan, organise and prioritise work, with well -developed written and verbal communication skills
- Ability to interpret and implement organisational policy
- Experience in carer recruitment and support, or the capacity to develop these skills
- Experience and demonstrated ability to use Microsoft Office
- Ability to participate collaboratively and constructively within teams of peers, staff and other stakeholders, as well as initiative and effective personal judgement when working alone
Please view the position description for a full listing.
MacKillop is committed to being a child safe organisation. Applicants will be required to undergo a criminal records checks to be successful.
For more information, please contact Marie-Anne Wilkinson on email@example.com using the subject line: Pilbara Case Manager - South Hedland enquiry via EthicalJobs, or via phone call on 0437 487 738.
How to Apply
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Please address the key selection criteria (as outlined in the Position Description) within your cover letter, as part of your application.
Download the position description HERE.