National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Caseworker
50 Crebert Street, Mayfield NSW
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 services, disability, community services, refugee service, mental health and Permanency Support Programs. Currently CatholicCare Disability Services are seeking a National Disability Insurance Scheme NDIS Caseworker on a maximum term contract till 1st October 2019 on a part-time basis to join our team.
The NDIS Caseworker will provide support to help children living with a disability and their families to initially access the NDIS and also to support review and reassessment of existing plans. The role will be the conduit between CatholicCare Permanency Support Program and the NDIA. The position will work closely with the Care Team Managers (in particularly) to identify these children and their families.
The worker will need to have a thorough understanding of the NDIS and how it operates as well as a good understanding of disability and early intervention services in the local area.
The role will work across our 3 Permanency Support Program (PSP) Care Teams and will be based at our Mayfield office.
- Degree qualifications or working towards in social work, youth work, occupational therapy or related field.
- Demonstrated knowledge of strength based family centred practice, child development, and trauma informed practice and attachment theory.
- Direct experience in collaboration and commitment to a team work approach.
- A high commitment to child inclusive practice and best practice case work principles.
- Demonstrated ability to work alongside children and young people who are living with a disability and who have experienced complex trauma.
- A sound understanding of the NDIS processing including applications, planning meeting, utilising portal and funding packages; and the ability to advocate for children living with a disability in care.
- Demonstrated ability to engage with numerous stakeholders from a range of different settings to reach a common goal.
- A good understanding of child protection issues and the impact of intergenerational trauma (particularly in relation to Aboriginal peoples).
- Evidenced capacity to ensure all data, records and reports are conducted and maintained according to set timeframes and quality standards.
- Current driver licence and use of own vehicle with comprehensive car insurance.
What we offer:
CatholicCare offers competitive salaries, laptop 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 5.00pm Thursday 13th December 2018.
Please CLICK HERE to download the position description.
For further information please contact Program Development Manager PSP - Virginia Tsang on 02 4923 0670.