Casework Manager – Permanency Support Program
- Lead your team to provide outstanding case management to support children & young people.
- Work in one of the Hunter-Manning’s predominant social services organisations.
- Competitive salary & packaging benefits, fantastic development & training & more.
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.
Recently, our Permanency Support Program (PSP) has redesigned its positions to ensure we are providing exceptional case management to children, young people, their families and Authorised Carers (Relative/Kinship and Foster Carers) who we support.
We have engaged casework specialists to lead and develop our teams to be the best they can be in the field of case management and PSP.
We are now seeking a new Casework Manager to join and lead our team in Mayfield.
About the Role
We are seeking an outstanding Casework Manager to lead and influence casework best practices across the team. As the Casework Manager you will be responsible for a range of tasks and functions across the PSP continuum. You will play a critical role in ensuring our Care Teams adhere to legislation, policy and best practice standards, are child and youth centred, promote family-led and evidence-based decision-making and give respect and dignity in service provision.
To be successful in the role you will be:
- tertiary qualified (or working towards) in Social Work, Psychology, Social Science, Welfare or a related discipline with a demonstrated commitment to ongoing professional development.
- you will have a Diploma of Leadership and Management or have a willingness to obtain this qualification.
- you will have a solid working knowledge of the legislation, policies and standards relevant to child protection, statutory out-of-home-care, the PSP and child safe organisations.
- you will have experience leading and managing a team/s of caseworkers, including providing effective individual and group supervision to deliver accountable and collaborative casework that respects the culture and context of each child, young person, family and community.
- and more.
You will find a full list of the Selection Criteria below.
Based in our office in Mayfield, this position is offered on a permanent full-time basis.
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;
- paid Parental Leave for eligible employees;
- fantastic ongoing training & development, coaching & mentoring and career progression opportunities;
- a great friendly environment of dedicated and passionate co-workers;
- discounted gym membership, Fitness Passport;
- and more.
To be consider for the position you must individually address each of the selection criteria below.
- Tertiary qualifications, (or working toward a qualification) in a Social Work, Psychology, Social Science, Welfare, or related discipline with demonstrated commitment to ongoing professional development.
- Diploma of Leadership and Management or willingness to obtain.
- A commitment to work within the Mission, Vision and Values of CatholicCare.
- A sound working knowledge of the legislation, policies and standards relevant to child protection, statutory out-of-home-care, the PSP and child safe organisations.
- Demonstrated experience successfully leading and managing a team of Caseworkers through effective individual and group supervision to deliver accountable and collaborative casework that respects the culture and context of each child, young person, family and community and meets all statutory requirements at an exemplary level.
- Current NSW driver licence and use of own vehicle.
- Current paid Working with Children Check.
For more information about the role you can refer to the attached position description by clicking on the link either at the top or bottom of this ad or you can contact the Senior Practice Manager, Tanya Rosemond-Stephens on 0439 098 791.
Please provide a copy of your current resume and a cover letter individually addressing each of the essential 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.
The safety and welfare of our staff, volunteers and community in which we work is paramount for CatholicCare. We recognise that being fully vaccinated is one of the best ways we can protect ourselves and the community against COVID-19. In keeping with our purpose of a stronger, fairer, and kinder society for our community, all employees of CatholicCare must have received at least two doses of a recognised COVID-19 vaccine before commencing employment. CatholicCare is committed to meeting our obligations under our funding agreements and public health orders and appreciate your understanding of our approach to protecting all staff, volunteers and the vulnerable within our community.
Applications close 11.59pm on Monday, 24 January 2022.
For further information please contact the Senior Practice Manager, Tanya Rosemond-Stephens on 0439 098 791.