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Casework Coordinator (Permanency Support Program)

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Casework Coordinator (Permanency Support Program)




CatholicCare Social Services Hunter-Manning is a not-for-profit organisation and a mission and outreach agency of the Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle.  Our services include a range of child and family services, youth and mental health services and a Permanency Support Programs. All staff are required to work within the ethos of the Catholic Church.

The Casework Co-ordinator is responsible for ensuring the implementation of the therapeutic Care team intensive wraparound approach to achieve lasting permanent outcomes for children & young people in the Permanency Support Program. The role will ensure supports are well matched to improve health, education, wellbeing & quality of life outcomes, whilst maintaining safe positive relationships with their family & participation in culture & community.  

Essential Criteria:
  • Selection Criteria: 
  • Qualification in Social Welfare, Social Work, Psychology or a related field, preferably at degree level (working towards) or extensive experience working with vulnerable families
  • Proven capacity to refer to and work within relevant legislation, workplace policies, and standards relating to PSP with professional experience in casework, OOHC, or child protection.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of strength based family centred practice, child development, trauma and attachment theory.
  • Direct experience in collaboration and commitment to a team work approach.
  • Experience working with children/young people, parents/carers and families with a high commitment to child inclusive practice and best practice case work principles.
  • Ability to build strong working relationships and motivate others to progress the most appropriate permanency option in a timely manner.
  • Experience in conducting articulate assessments and report writing for Court.
  • Evidenced capacity to ensure all data, records and case plans are conducted and maintained according to set timeframes and quality standards.
  • Proven commitment to work flexible hours as required for program success, including On Call roster.
  • Current driver licence and use of own vehicle with comprehensive car insurance.

What we offer:

CatholicCare offers competitive salaries and benefits, tax free salary packaging, discounted gym memberships, and rewarding career paths.

Successful applicants will be required to undertake a national police check, complete a health assessment declaration, current Working with Children Check and have rights to work within Australia. 

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

 Applications close 9.00am Monday 25th March 2019

For further information please contact JACQUIE COLLIN on P 02 4923 0684 .