Senior Case Manager - Therapeutic Foster Care

Job No: Berry3415
Location: Shepparton

  • Full time permanent position working with a dedicated team in the Shepparton region
  • Improve outcomes for children and young people
  • Salary package equivalent to $103K pa (inclusive of base salary – SCHCADS Level 6.1, super and salary packaging)
  • Full Private Use Vehicle

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 Senior Case Manager - Therapeutic Foster Care provides leadership and coordination of the care team for each child placed in therapeutic foster to achieve the best possible care for the child.  The role is primarily responsible for the supervision and support of therapeutic carers and provides statutory case management services as required.  The Senior Foster care position works collaboratively with Take Two as the therapeutic service provider and other care team members to ensure the development of a therapeutically oriented and culturally appropriate care plan and placement for each child.

As a Senior Case Manager in the program, you will use your understanding of the issues related to child development, including the impact of trauma and abuse, and will utilise this knowledge both to support children in care and to establish and maintain foster care placements.

Key Responsibilities

  • Case management for carers children, and young people
  • Assessment and placement plans
  • Supporting reunification outcomes
  • Carer Support
  • Assess the foster carers by conducting assessments and identify potential placements for new carers
  • Ensure relevant paperwork and administrative work is up to standard for reporting

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About You

To be successful for this role you will be a great team player with a knack for building strong stakeholder relationships.  You will have previous case management experience, a well developed knowledge of the welfare system and a solid understanding of trauma and attachment theories.

  • Tertiary qualification in Social Work or other relevant area
  • Extensive experience in child, youth and family welfare experience, with particular experience in out of home care
  • Exceptional understanding of the legislative, policy and practice environment of out of home care sector
  • Skills and experience in supervision of carers
  • Knowledge and experience in therapeutic work
  • Demonstrated skills in case management
  • Well developed organisational skills

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 Sun, 05 Apr 2020.

Queries to Sharelle Davidson, Senior Manager on 03 5822 8100

Talent queries to Aiden Tabag, Talent Acquisition Partner on 03 9429 9266

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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