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Company:
Life Without Barriers

Category:
Education & Childcare

Job Type:
Permanent Full Time

Location:
Sydney
Australia

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Case Manager

Job Reference: 492622

Full time, 12 month contract based in Rockdale. Develop and implement Case Plans which respond to the individual and changing needs of children and young people.

About the Organisation
Life Without Barriers is a leading social purpose, not for profit organisation of 7,000 employees working in more than 440 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

We are currently recruiting for a Case Manager to join our Family Base Care team in Rockdale on a full time, 12 month contract basis. The Case Manger role entails, developing and implementing Case Plans or Individual Plans for children and young people in Out of Home Care.

The service delivery area for this role is within a 2 hours radius from the office.

Key Responsibilities
 

  • Drive the implementation and achievement of the case plan goals and plans for permanency of children and young people
  • Develop and maintain functional and supportive relationships with children and young people in out of home care as well as their families in order to promote positive outcomes
  • Provide ongoing support and supervision to Foster Carers in relation to their caring for children and young people in their home
  • 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
  • Manage communication with key stakeholders, internally and externally in order to achieve case plan goals
  • Participate in on call roster as required


Skills & Experience

  • Bachelor degree in Social Work, Social Science, Psychology or Human Services
  • Demonstrated understanding of current casework practice for children and young people
  • An understanding of the permanency support program
  • Previous experience in working with individuals, families or groups
  • Strong written communication, client/stakeholder engagement and mediation skills
  • Current Australian driver's licence

Benefits:

  • Opportunity to work for one of Australia's largest Social Purpose organisations
  • Great tax benefits
  • Ongoing training and support

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 Erin Bye at recruitment@lwb.org.au
  
Applications close at midnight on Sunday, 4 August 2019

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)

Closing Date: Sat, 16 Nov 2019

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