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AfterCare Case Manager

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CatholicCare Social Services Hunter-Manning is a reputable not-for-profit organisation and an agency of the Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle.

AfterCare Case Manager

Location:

Mayfield, NSW

Description:
  • Support vulnerable young people to achieve a successful transition into adulthood.
  • Work in one of the Hunter-Manning’s predominant social services organisations.
  • Competitive salary & salary packaging benefits, fantastic development & training.

Join Us and Make a Difference to the Community

CatholicCare Social Services Hunter-Manning is a not-for-profit organisation and an agency of the Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle. We offer whole-of-community support and empowerment options to those in need regardless of religion, age, gender, physical and intellectual capacity, or ethnicity. 

The Team

The Supported Independent Living (SIL) Team supports 2 programs, the Supported Independent Living (SIL) Program and AfterCare Program. The SIL Program provides a transitional service for young people moving from statutory care into independent living and adulthood. The AfterCare Program assists those young people leaving care who do not have strong family or friendship networks or adult mentors and provides support to them as they transition into adulthood.

Both programs assist and support the young people we support transition from statutory care into supported independent living and into adulthood. The programs empower them to live independently and assist them to identify and move closer towards their aspirations.

Our SIL Team has undergone a restructure to better meet the needs of these programs and the young people we support to ensure that when they leave our program they are well equipped to have a fulfilling life, have well developed life skills and are working toward achieving their goals in life.

About the Role

CatholicCare is seeking a passionate and experienced Case Manager to support up to 40 young people in our AfterCare Program.

The AfterCare Case Manager is responsible for supporting the most vulnerable Care Leavers aged between 18 to 24 to achieve a successful transition to adulthood. Through effective case management, coordination and supported access to universal services you will develop their strengths and abilities to become responsible adults who live well and who can participate and connect with their community.

This role provides you with the opportunity to create a positive impact in these young people’s lives.

This is a permanent part-time position, working 4 days per week.

Benefits of Working With Us

  • receive an attractive salary with salary packaging (up to $15,899 per annum);
  • receive 3 additional days leave, Bishop’s Leave, between the Christmas and the New Year period annually;
  • fantastic ongoing training & development, coaching & mentoring and career progression opportunities;
  • a great friendly environment of dedicated and passionate co-workers;
  • discounted gym membership;
  • and more. 

SELECTION CRITERIA:

Please ensure you individually address each of the essential criteria below.

Essential Criteria:
  • Tertiary qualifications (degree) in the social work, psychology or behavioural sciences or a related discipline or working towards.
  • A commitment to the Vision, Mission and Values of our organisation.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and capacity to work within relevant Aftercare and PSP guidelines, workplace policies and procedures and standards.
  • Excellent understanding of the needs and complexities of the most vulnerable young people within the statutory system and those who have exited from the system at 18.
  • An articulated understanding of how trauma impacts people potentially resulting in dysregulated behaviour.
  • Demonstrated ability and skills when responding to dysregulated behaviour and to deescalate intensifying situations either fact to face or on the phone.
  • Experience in providing Case Management and demonstrated knowledge of Case Management practice.
  • Willingness to work outside of business hours.
  • Current NSW driver licence and use of own vehicle.
  • Current paid Working with Children Check.

To Apply

Please provide a copy of your current resume and a cover letter individually addressing each of the essential and desirable criteria.

*Please note that not adequately addressing the selection criteria will result in your application not being shortlisted.*

Additional Information

The Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle is a child safe organisation, committed to the protection of children and has zero-tolerance of any abuse of children. All employees are required to undergo a National Police Check, retain a valid Working with Children Check where necessary and comply with our Child Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct. 

Positions identified as child related employment at the Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle must have a valid Working With Children Check. For more information, please visit the NSW Office of Children’s Guardian. 

This position has been determined as child related and a current Working With Children Check for paid employment is required. Applicants must be able to demonstrate an understanding of appropriate behaviours when engaging with children.

The appointment of successful applicants will be subject to satisfactory employment screening including the completion of a National Police Check, where applicable the retention of a valid Working with Children Check and adoption and compliance with our Child Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct.

Applications close 11.59pm on Friday, 18 September 2020.

For further information please contact the Operations Manager - Permanency Support Program on 02 4923 0670.

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