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CASE MANAGER | WOLLONGONG | CONTRACT TILL JULY 2017 | OOHC

LIFE WITHOUT BARRIERS- WOLLONGONG,

WOLLONGONG, NSW, 2500 TEMP, CONTRACT

Opportunity to work for one of Australia's largest Social Purpose organisations
Ongoing training, support and career advancement opportunity
Tax benefits through salary packaging
ABOUT THE COMPANY
Life Without Barriers aims to partner with people (including those with disability, in out of home care, the homeless, mental illness or refugees) to change their lives for the better. We value relationships, imagination, courage, responsiveness and we are respectful and caring in all our dealings. At Life Without Barriers we all share the responsibility for child safety.

ABOUT THE ROLE
Develop and implement Case Plans or Individual Plans for children and young people in Out of Home Care.

DUTIES:
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 out of home care as well as their families in order to promote positive outcomes
Ensure the CIRTS database is up to date with all client and carer information
Provide ongoing support and supervision to Foster Carers in relation to their caring for children and young people in their home
Provide support and supervision to Foster Carers in relation to their caring for children and young people in their home
Provide support and supervision to Carers by telephone as well as through home visits as per policy
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
Coordinate and support the care team involved in the delivery of the case plan or individual plan
Ensure compliance with all internal policy and procedure, statutory and contractual requirements in relation to management of service delivery
Manage communication with key stakeholders, internally and externally

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
Degree in Social Work, Social Science, Psychology or Human Services
Demonstrated understanding of current casework practice for children and young people
Demonstrated experience in working with children and young people in out of home care and foster carers
Demonstrated ability to develop quality case plans or individual plans that are consistent with appropriate policy and procedures
Demonstrated capacity to work autonomously in carrying out agreed case plans, or individual plans, for multiple clients simultaneously
Highly developed analytical skills and the ability to apply these skills in case management
High level organisation and time management skills, which includes the ability to reorganise work priorities to meet changing demands
Demonstrated ability to work with individuals, families or groups from strengths based culturally appropriate perspective
The ability to function effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary team
High level communication, influencing, liaison, negotiation and mediation skills
Current driver licence

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).

CULTURE

We want to work with people who are passionate about making a difference; who are open to new ways of thinking; who value genuine, long-lasting relationships; and who are flexible, courageous, and believe in opportunity for all.
We’ll give you opportunities to learn and evolve as part of a growing and vital organization. And we’ll give you the chance to do work that makes a genuine difference in your community.
At Life Without Barriers we all share the responsibility for child safety.

BENEFITS
Opportunity to work for one of Australia's largest Social Purpose organisations
Ongoing training, support and career advancement opportunity
Tax benefits through salary packaging

This role closes at midnight on 22nd November 2016

Life Without Barriers works with clients from diverse cultural and social backgrounds and life-styles. Our clients have varied and different life experiences, physical abilities and skills. 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.


RELEVANT EXPERIENCE

  • Youth Work Administrator
  • Community Service worker
  • Family Social Worker
  • Child Welfare Social Worker
  • Community Services Case Manager

AVAILABILITY

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