Case Support Worker

Job No: Berry3384
Location: Mt Helen

  • Mt Helen location
  • Multiple casual roles
  • Salary $27 - $30 per hour + 25% casual loading

For over 140 years, Berry Street has adapted to a changing world, and we will continue to adapt to achieve our purpose. We believe children, young people and families should be safe, thriving and hopeful. Our Vision for 2022: Together we will courageously change lives and reimagine service systems. We look forward to working with children, young people, families, carers, staff and partners to achieve this vision. Together.

The Opportunity

The Home Based Care program provides Case Management for Complex, Intensive and General Home Base Care for children and young people who are unable to live with their own families. Most who are placed in out of home care following child protection intervention with a small number in care on a voluntary basis. We are seeking several Case Support Workers to meet the needs, support and provide a safe, nurturing environment for children and young people in care.

Key Responsibilities

The Case Support Worker will:

  • Support the Home Based and Specialised Care program by providing transport to young people in care, or those who are living with their families, or independently with the support of a Targeted Care Package.
  • Supervise contact with children and young people with their families.
  • Provide care to young people within carers’ home for up to eight hours at a time.
  • Deliver practical assistance to those who are supported by Targeted Care Packages.

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About You

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Ability to develop strong working relationships with young people, carers and families.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of child development and the implications of abuse, trauma and neglect.
  • Understanding of the issues related to children coming into care, and their families, and of the statutory Child Protection system.
  • Capability to provide case support work in complex situations and with children presenting with difficult behaviours.
  • Ability to work with voluntary and statutory clients.

The Benefits

  • Salary Packaging (up to $15,900 per annum, plus additional packaging available for meals/accommodation).
  • Flexible work arrangements and generous leave conditions.
  • Access to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP), including access for staff members’ immediate family.

How to Apply

Applications including resume and cover letter addressing your suitability for the position to be submitted by 11pm on Monday 27 January 2020.

Queries to Balvinder Chohan, Team Leader – Home Based Care on 03 5330 5000.

Please Note; the successful applicant will be subject to comprehensive reference and background checking prior to employment, including a Working with Children Check and National Police Check.

Berry Street is committed to being a child safe, child friendly and child empowering organisation. In everything we do we seek to protect children. We are committed to the cultural safety of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children; children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds; children with a disability; children who identify with a sexual and or gender minority identity. We aim to ensure every individual is treated with dignity and respect regardless of their cultural background, ability, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, spirituality or religion.

 

Berry Street is committed to being a child safe, child friendly and child empowering organisation. In everything we do we seek to protect children. We are committed to the cultural safety of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children; children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds; children with a disability; children who identify with a sexual and or gender minority identity. We aim to ensure every individual is treated with dignity and respect regardless of their cultural background, ability, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, spirituality or religion.

 Aboriginal people; people from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with a disability are encouraged to apply.

 

 

 

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