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Case Manager - Disability Royal Commission

WWILD-SVP Association Inc.
  • Level: SCHCADS Level 4-5 including salary sacrifice benefits
  • Hours: Temporary Part Time 22.5 hours per week from commencement until Dec 2023
  • Location: 211 Hudson Street, Wooloowin, QLD 4030

WWILD – Sexual Violence Prevention Association Inc. is an organisation grounded in Feminist and Community Development principles, that works to achieve social justice and systemic change that upholds the rights of people with intellectual and learning disabilities to live free from violence.

WWILD – Sexual Violence Prevention Association supports, educates, and empowers women, men and gender diverse people with intellectual and learning disabilities to make positive changes in their lives.  We place people before their disability and work alongside them to ensure their needs are addressed.

WWILD-SVP Association is committed to engaging proactively in activities that aim to empower people with intellectual and learning disabilities to be involved in the decision-making processes that affect their lives.

Our guiding philosophy emphasises the need to support people on an individual and group level as well as being involved in activities at a societal level.  Our philosophy promotes individual’s skills and resources them to be active participants in their own lives.

WWILD strongly values our staff and takes pride in having a collaborative and supportive working culture. We provide regular staff line supervision, group external supervision and regular professional development opportunities. While working days are set days we provide a TOIL system to allow a degree of flexibility to staff to manage their hours, subject to negotiation with the Manager or their line supervisor. 

Purpose of Position

This position works closely with the Manager, Counsellors and other Victim of Crime Support Workers in providing direct case management and submission support to people with intellectual and/or learning difficulties who have been affected by the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disabilities. It also plays a direct role in providing information and support for people in our target group and may include group work. 

Responsibilities/Duties

  • Undertake direct case management support for people with intellectual or learning disability who have experienced violence, neglect, abuse or exploitation, including supporting them to access services they need to improve safety, and recover from their experiences. 
  • Use a trauma-informed approach to assist clients to make a submission to the Disability Royal Commission if they wish to. 
  • Work with the staff group to prepare submissions to the Disability Royal Commission regarding relevant issues based on client consultations and worker experience. 
  • Actively contribute to creating an inclusive environment for clients and provide relevant referral and information support to people with a disability, their families, carers, support workers and other professionals.
  • Where appropriate and as directed, support and/or participate in networks and interest groups to further promote submissions to the Disability Royal Commission and develop responses to address the needs of our target group and to ensure an up to date understanding of current trends and issues.
  • Regularly liaise with relevant community organisations, networks, and government bodies to represent WWILD-SVP and to raise the issues of the target group.
  • Work with the Manager and staff team to develop research and development projects that utilise the knowledge gained through direct service delivery to further the program’s objectives and address target group needs.
  • Actively commit to and productively participate as a team member and in its operations, including team meetings to achieve the outcomes of the organisation, the provision of high quality and client focused service delivery and the development of the organisation’s capacity including pursuing development and funding opportunities.
  • Upholds the Human Rights of people with intellectual or learning disabilities in compliance with the Human Rights Act 2019. 
  • Prepare appropriate data and reports as directed to ensure accountability to funding bodies.

SELECTION CRITERIA

  • Demonstrated high level of knowledge of the issues facing people with disabilities including knowledge of the systemic nature of disadvantage, how it impacts on people with disabilities.
  • High level of knowledge of the current practices and trends in relation to the provision of services to people with disabilities and their human rights.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of sexual and domestic violence, feminist theory and the social model of disability.
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver support that is person centred and trauma informed in order to meet the individual needs of the person.
  • Strong written, presentation, oral and inter-personal communication and negotiation skills and ability to build and sustain effective working relationships with a wide range of government, community and private sector stakeholders. 
  • An ability and willingness to contribute to the work of a team and work collaboratively with WWILD staff and external stakeholders in undertaking research, training and education programs.

Essential Requirements

  • Current driver’s license.
  • An ability to utilise a range of basic business software packages. 
  • Eligible for a ‘suitability card’ from the Commission for Children and Young People.  This position is subject to pre – employment history checks including a working with children suitability check. 
  • Relevant Tertiary (or other relevant) Qualifications in Social Work or Human Services or be working towards.

Preferred Requirements

  • Some knowledge and experience of the criminal justice system.

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