- Salary packaging is offered with this position
- Full Time
- Pave the way for a fulfilling and focused career
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.
The Adolescent Case Management Support Service (ACMS) is an outreach case management program operating five days a week between the hours of 9.00am and 5.00pm. The team consist of 5 permanent case managers and a Team Leader.
The program provides a case managed specialist support service to young people (12-17 years) on Child Protection orders with the Department of Health and Human Services, Victoria. The young people we work with predominantly reside at home or in alternative community placements. Our clients are considered to be at risk of future harm, given their histories of abuse, trauma and neglect.
The case manager’s role focuses on the young person’s needs and wellbeing and in doing so, implementing and developing the statutory Case Plan. This involves assessment, risk and behaviour management interventions, co-ordinating care teams and support services, high levels of engagement, exit planning and administrative responsibilities.
The role is a very rewarding one that enables positive change to occur for some of the most vulnerable young people and families in our community.
To Be Successful in this Position You Will Need:
- Relevant tertiary qualification in Social Work, Psychology, Early Childhood Specialist and/or related behavioural sciences at degree level with relevant experience; or associate diploma level with substantial experience in the relevant service stream, or less formal qualifications with specialized skills sufficient to perform at this level.
- Ability and preferable experience in case management and supervision of young people who are at risk with special needs.
- Ability to use a range of strategies in working with clients around individual and family issues such as abuse, family breakdown and family relationships.
- Knowledge of adolescent and children’s development processes for working with individuals and groups.
- Intervention skills in responding to the developmental needs of young people whom engage in high-risk behaviours and/or from conflictual families.
- Ability to contribute to the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of client case plans.
- Knowledge of relevant policies and legislative frameworks regarding the protective and correctional responsibilities for children and young people.
- Excellent written and oral communication, negotiation and liaison skills and the ability to work with government and non-government organisations, community groups and clients’ families/networks.
- Ability to work both independently and as a member of a team, and to contribute to program development, implementation and evaluation.
Please Note: It is mandatory for the successful applicant to hold a current Working with Children Check and be prepared to undergo a National Criminal History Check prior to commencement.
How to Apply:
Detailed Position Description attached: ACMS Case Manager PD.pdf
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.
For further enquiries contact Victoria Kulyk, Team Leader on 9334 1202
Applications Close: 2 October 2020
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