Targeted Care Packages Key Worker

Job No: Berry3390
Location: Noble Park

  • Noble Park location
  • Full time/ fixed term until September 2020 role
  • Salary package equivalent to $95,800 pa (inclusive of base salary – SCHCADS Level 5, super and salary packaging)

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

Targeted Care Packages (TCP) enables children and young people from Residential Care and Home Based Care to transition into care arrangements where their needs will be met. The aim of TCP is first and foremost to achieve better outcomes for children and young people in out-of-home care, therefore the best interests of children and young people will guide all decision-making when considering care and support options to ensure an individually tailored response.

This role will engage with young people, their Care Teams and families towards returning the child or young person home with supports or building a sustainable and secure placement for the young person in kinship or foster care, or independent living. 

Key Responsibilities

The Targeted Care Packages Key Worker principle responsibilities are to:

  • Engage with young people, Care Teams, families, communities and others towards building a sustainable and secure placement.
  • Assist in the development, monitoring and review of plans and support an effective transition from Residential Care to a care placement environment.
  • Provide case management aimed at minimising the protective concerns and maximising personal development in accordance with case planning and the Children’s Court directions.
  • Develop individual care plans that specify objectives of interventions, anticipated timelines, and tasks and responsibilities.

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About You

To be successful in this role you will need to possess:

  • Demonstrated experience in delivering innovative and effective approaches for young people with complex needs.
  • Knowledge of the Children, Youth and Families Act (2005) and Protection and Care’s Best Interest planning principles and procedures.
  • Proven experience in working with young people on Statutory Protective and Youth Justice Orders, and a sound knowledge of the nature of protective issues, homelessness, trauma and attachment, disability and the implications for their development.
  • Ability to achieve positive outcomes for young people through a strengths-based, outcomes-focussed case management approach.

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 Tuesday 10 March 2020.

Queries to Linda Clampitt, Senior Manager – Complex Client Services Program on 03 9239 1400.

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.

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

 

 

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