14 Jan 2019

Full-Time Case Manager. Permanent Full Time – Newcastle

Life Without Barriers – Hunter Region

Job Description


About the Organisation
Life Without Barriers is a leading social purpose, not for profit organisation of 5,600 employees working in more than 440 communities across Australia. We support children, young people and families, people with disability, older people and people with mental illness. We work with people who are homeless and refugees and asylum seekers.


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.


About the role
An exciting opportunity now exists for an experienced Case Manager to join our Newcastle team. The role will involve developing and implementing Case Plans or Individual Plans for children and young people in Out of Home Care, people with a disability or people with a mental health issue.


Key Responsibilities
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
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
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 & Experience
Degree in Social Work, Social Science, Psychology or Human Services or equivalent
Demonstrated understanding of current casework practice for children and young people
Experience in working with children and young people in out of home care, foster carers and families or groups
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
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).


How to Apply
Include your resume and covering letter in one document, click ‘Apply’ and follow the prompts. For any enquiries including persons with disability that require adjustments, contact recruitment@lwb.org.au


Applications close at midnight on Tuesday 22nd of January 2019

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