- Aboriginal Identified Position
- Are you passionate about making a real difference in the lives of children and young people?
- Are you focused on delivering high quality work and accountable and collaborative outcomes?
About the program
Join CatholicCare on an exciting new journey implementing Intensive Therapeutic Care (ITC) services on the Central Coast and in Sydney's northern suburbs.
Intensive Therapeutic Care replaces Out of Home Care and provides an alternative to long term residential care, focusing on recovery from trauma, the achievement of positive life outcomes and a broad range of placement options for children and young people.
About the opportunity
CatholicCare Diocese of Broken Bay is currently seeking a Case Manager. This Case Manager position has a focus to provide high quality and effective case management to promote the welfare of Aboriginal children and young people, their carers and families in line with the practice standards set by the Office of the Children's Guardian (OCG) and FACS Caseworker Policy.
As a Case Manager, you will work with Aboriginal young people and their care teams to deliver case management across a range of therapeutic services.
As a Case Manager you may work across any of our locations on the Central Coast and in Northern Sydney. Flexibility to work some additional hours, including at weekends, and to undertake on-call duties is required for this role.
Responsibilities will include:
- Case planning and holistic assessment of young people to promote and support their safety, well-being and permanency needs;
- Working closely with young people and their families, as well as internal and external stakeholders, to develop pathways for the young people to transition through care and ultimately leave care;
- Coordination and monitoring of support and services for young people in residential services within the ITC framework;
- Timely completion of administration tasks and case notes;
- As well as responsibilities set out in the attached Position Description.
Aboriginality is a genuine occupational qualification of this position under s14 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW). We can therefore confirm that this position is an Aboriginal Identified position and only Aboriginal candidates are eligible to apply.
You may be required to provide confirmation that you are Aboriginal. This may include providing a cultural referee who can comment on your ability to develop and maintain relationships within Aboriginal communities.
In addition, to be considered for this role you will:
- Hold a relevant Bachelor’s Degree or Diploma (working towards a Bachelor’s Degree). These qualifications are desirable, however experience as well as a willingness to participate in the above training will also be considered. Relevant areas of study could include Social Work, Social Welfare, Psychology, Nursing, Mental Health, developmental trauma, child protection, client intervention and case management;
- Be able to demonstrate case work experience working with children and young people who have experienced complex trauma;
- Have experience working with families who have been in contact with the child protection system;
- Have excellent communication skills and an ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with Aboriginal people;
- Understand issues and challenges affecting Aboriginal people within the community and an ability to build relationships with local Aboriginal communities;
- Have an unrestricted driver’s licence;
- As well as other requirements in the attached Position Description.
Working with CatholicCare
CatholicCare offers a range of initiatives to actively promote your life/work balance and development of our employees through:
- Working for a not for profit organisation who strive for a world where people are safe, happy, well and connected with each other in inclusive communities;
- Great training and learning opportunities to help further your career;
- An Employee Assistance Program offering free and confidential counselling and support;
- Salary packaging benefits to receive up to $15,900 of your salary tax-free, as well as additional meal and entertainment benefits.
If you have strong youth engagement skills combined with high levels of professionalism, ethical behaviour and sound understanding of professional boundaries, we want to hear from you!
Simply complete your work history & education information on the application page and submit your resume with a cover letter addressing which role you would like to apply for. You are welcome to include any certificates or licences in the education section to assist us in assessing your suitability for this role.
CatholicCare is a child-safe and child-friendly organisation – all staff must comply with our child-safe child-friendly policies and Code of Conduct. All child related roles are subject to a satisfactory Working with Children Check Clearance in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012.
Completing a National Criminal History Record Check clearance is a requirement of this position
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