Case Manager – Supported Independent Living (SIL) – Taree - Full-Time
Taree & Manning Region, NSW (2hrs north of Newcastle)
- Support & mentor young people to develop life skills for their transition into adulthood.
- Work in one of the Hunter-Manning’s predominant social services organisations.
- Competitive 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 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 has an exciting opportunity for passionate and dedicated Case Managers to join our Supported Independent Living Team. These positions have been redesigned to better support and develop life skills in vulnerable young people.
The position is responsible for providing practical and emotional support for young people aged 16-20. The role ensures that plans are formulated and regularly reviewed in consultation with the young person and their community of supports.
The role also has a focus on supporting and encouraging young people to participate in daily living skills activities and competency-based programs which will empower them to live independently and assist them to identify and move closer towards their aspirations.
The role involves developing strong working relationships with young people, strong working relationships within community and expanding the network of supports via different strategies including family finding and family group conferencing.
The position also has a strong administrative focus requiring completion of accurate, timely and well written Case Notes, Leaving Care Plans and Aftercare Plans.
This role provides you with a real opportunity to create a positive impact in the lives of young people.
Based in our office in Taree, we are offering 1 x permanent full-time position.
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.
Please ensure you individually address each of the criteria below.
- Qualification in Social Welfare, Social Work, Psychology or a related field, preferably at degree level (or working towards) or extensive experience working with young people.
- An understanding of the impact of disadvantage on individuals, families and communities.
- A demonstrated understanding of the NSW Permanency Support Program and the findings of the Tune Report that lead to its introduction.
- A thorough understanding of the aims of the SIL program and how it can support the Permanency Support Program.
- Ability to support, empower and enable young people to become independent and the best version of themselves.
- A commitment to teamwork approaches and the ability to work independently and proactively.
- Excellent skills in implementing strategies that promote emotional and developmental well-being in young people who have experienced complex trauma.
- Willingness to be available for on call roster and rotated weekend or after-hours work.
- Current NSW driver licence and use of own vehicle.
- Current paid Working with Children Check.
- Knowledge of childhood trauma and development theory and the impacts this has on young people in their adolescent years and beyond.
- Experience working with people from a Culturally & Linguistically Diverse and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background.
- Ability to establish and maintain links with external service providers.
- Experience working with youth who demonstrate challenging behaviour.
- Experience in working from a strengths-based perspective.
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.*
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 Sunday, 18 September 2020.
For further information please contact the Talent Partner, Kelly Gibson on 02 4979 1121.