- Full time position based in Hurstville
- $86k - $92k inclusive of Super + Salary Packaging
- Flexible Friendly organisation, WFH & part time options available
Our goal is to achieve the best outcomes for children in Out of Home Care (OOHC) and to support them to achieve to their highest potential. In the role you will be working directly with the children, their carers and family members to create a safe and secure environment for these children to thrive. This role will see you work within a well-established, welcoming and friendly team of professionals who are committed to improving the outcomes of children and young people in OOHC.
About the role
As a Case Manager, you will be required to use strength-based frameworks when working with children, young people, their families and carers. You will work holistically with the relevant people in the child’s life to ensure they receive the highest quality care and that their protection and welfare is always given the highest priority. You will be able to work in a fast-paced, challenging but rewarding environment and adapt easily to change while always keeping the best interests and well-being of the children at the centre of what you do.
- Ensuring the child/young persons safety and wellbeing is actively safeguarded and concerns are reported immediately
- Engage clients including children and young people, and their birth families and foster and/or kinship carers, where appropriate, using appropriate assessment and risk minimisation processes
- Assess and support children/young people’s ongoing needs and undertake comprehensive assessments
- Providing regular support and supervision to foster carers to support them in their caring role
- Develop, implement, and review individual plans for children and young people including case plans, cultural plans, behaviour support plans and permanency plans
We support people to live their best life. That includes you, our employee. A best life is deeply personal. It can change as life changes. Here are a few things you might be interested in:
- Salary Benefits - In addition to your salary you can package up to $15,900 pa pre tax and benefit from a $2,650 meals and entertainment card + discount program and package vehicles!
- Work/Life Balance - Flexible work arrangements including opportunities to work from home. Laptop & phone provided to work remotely + 1 accrued day off a month for full time employees
- Recognition and Reward - Length of Service rewards + long service leave after 5 years
- Wellness - Fitness passport + Employee Assistance Program + opportunity to purchase additional leave
- Professional development - Ongoing learning, training and career progression opportunities
Skills and Experience
- Degree qualified in social work, early childhood, psychology or similar
- At least 12 months case management experience working with at risk children, young people and/or families in a child protection focused role, including experience undertaking comprehensive assessments
- Excellent understanding of child protection issues and client vulnerabilities such as drug and alcohol use, domestic violence, mental health issues, and the impact of trauma and the effect on child behaviour and development
- Understanding of the needs of diverse communities such as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD), and gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTIQ+) communities
- Good written and verbal communication skills
- Current Drivers License
Apply online today!
Call Michaela Hegarty the Team Leader of the Hurstville team on 0468 572 638 for a confidential discussion.
Internally this position is called a Child and Family Practitioner
TBS is committed to building an inclusive and diverse workforce that reflects the communities and people we support and advocate for. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, people of all ages, identity and abilities. We pride ourselves on being a client and child safe organisation and as such all our staff and volunteers go through security screening relevant to the role. The Benevolent Society supports vaccination as the best way to keep our clients, communities, volunteers and employees safe from COVID-19. Vaccination for COVID-19 is a condition of employment and volunteering.