Case Manager - Foster Care

Job No: Berry2092
Location: Shepparton, VIC

  • Full time ongoing position
  • Shepparton location
  • Generous salary packaging benefits (equivalent package $83,000)

 

Our Foster Carer’s open their doors to children in need and make a huge difference in their lives. We are seeking a full time Case Manager responsible for establishing and maintaining foster care placements as well as providing ongoing support to both the carers and children.

Join Victoria’s largest independent child welfare organisation and become a vital part of a team that never gives up doing whatever it takes for kids. We believe everyone should have a good childhood, growing up in families and communities where they feel safe, nurtured and have hope for the future.

Berry Street in the Hume Region provides a Foster Care service, which aims to meet the needs of children and young people who are unable to live at home with their family for periods of time.  The service offers a continuum of care ranging from overnight through to longer term care for children aged from birth to 18 years of age.   The Foster Care Service consists of a team of passionate and enthusiastic case managers providing a supportive environment to learn and develop within the role.

The Case Manager will provide case management to clients in both voluntary and statutory foster care, including direct work with young people and birth families, and provide supervision and support to volunteer foster families.

About you:

  • You will have a strong passion to support and develop volunteer carers.
  • You will have a sound understanding of the Children, Youth & Families Act 2005.
  • You will have a thorough understanding of the theoretical frameworks that underpin Berry Street’s approach to out of home care, in particular child development, attachment, grief and loss, and trauma.
  • A relevant tertiary qualification in Social Work, Youth Work or a related discipline is required.

A relocation package may be available for those relocating from outside of the Goulburn Valley area.

 

Queries to Sharelle Davidson (Senior Manager, Children & Family Services) on (03) 5822 8100.

Applications addressing the key selection criteria should be submitted by 11pm on Thursday 28th September 2017.

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 Berry Street are committed to the safety, participation and empowerment of all children, including those with a disability and culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds. Berry Street are also committed to cultural safety, inclusion and empowerment of Aboriginal children, their families and communities. Comprehensive reference and background checking will be undertaken, including a Working with Children Check and police check. Aboriginal people; people from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with a disability are encouraged to apply.

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