- Join the state’s largest provider of OOHC services
- Work for a community focussed organisation with strong values and collaborative approach
- Provide support and management of care networks for vulnerable children and families
At Anglicare Victoria our focus is on transforming the futures of children and young people, families and adults. Our work is based on three guiding pillars, Prevent, Protect, Empower. We offer a comprehensive network of services and seek to ensure the provision of high quality services that will bring about significant improvements in the life experience of the young people, children and families/caregivers with whom we work.
Anglicare Victoria are the state’s largest provider of Out Of Home Care services and, with the support of a large network of passionate and dedicated staff, provide safe and nurturing homes to young people from a variety of backgrounds. We strive to create an environment where employees feel valued and rewarded, making Anglicare Victoria a great place to work.
The overall responsibility of the Case Manager is to provide management and support to carers and other key stakeholders, to maintain and support a safe, stable and overall high standard of care to children and young people aged from 0 – 18 placed in home based care.
This will involve liaising with children and families, carers, the DHHS, health services and other specialist service providers to encourage and facilitate positive and collaborative working relationships.
Different levels of support are provided, ranging in complexity, however the overall aim of the program is to facilitate reunification where possible, through ongoing support, supervised contact and stakeholder engagement. This role sits within 1 of 5 out of home care teams providing this service in the agency, who all work collaboratively as part of the larger OOHC program.
To be successful in this role you will need:
- A relevant tertiary qualification in Social Work, Psychology, Early Childhood Specialist and/or related behavioural sciences at degree level OR a lower level qualification coupled with significant experience in a similar OOHC case management position.
- Resilience to work with and support clients who have been exposed to trauma, violence or neglect.
- Demonstrated skills in case management using client focused competency based/solutions focused approaches.
- Demonstrated knowledge of child and adolescent development, abuse and trauma theories and their link to service delivery.
- Well-developed communication skills both verbal and written.
- The ability to work effectively with young people and to promote positive attributes and work towards planned change.
- Flexibility, resilience and the ability to maintain best practice under challenging circumstances.
- The ability to work effectively with a team to achieve program goals and objectives.
Please Note: It is mandatory for the successful applicant to hold a current Victorian Drivers Licence, a Working with Children Check and be prepared to undergo a National Criminal History Check prior to commencement.
The successful applicant will gain the opportunity to become part of the state’s largest provider of OOHC services which presents genuine opportunities for ongoing career progression, supported development and training, ongoing learning and upskilling, exposure to other areas of service delivery and the chance to work with staff recognised across the industry as being the best in the business.
A detailed Position Description is available here: PD - Case Manager - HBC - St Lukes - July 2019.pdf
For further information please contact Elise Birthisel, Team Leader, or Jo Farrelly, Program Manager on 03 5440 1100.
Applications close: 17 July 2019
To apply for this position you will need to complete the online application. You will be requested to attach your resume and your responses to the Key Selection Criteria as separate documents.
Anglicare Victoria acknowledges Aboriginal people as the traditional custodians of the land on which we operate. We commit to working respectfully to honour their ongoing cultural and spiritual connections to this country.
Diversity and inclusivity are important to Anglicare Victoria and we are committed to ensuring our workplace and services reflect this. Everyone is welcome at Anglicare Victoria, regardless of age, ethnicity, cultural background, gender, sexual orientation, religious affiliation and physical ability.