We are an essential service that will remain operational throughout the COVID-19 Pandemic. We are proactively recruiting to meet the needs of our clients during this time.

Case Manager, Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander

Apply now Job no: 493918
Employment type: Full Time
Location: Sydney
Categories: Child, Youth & Family

  • Opportunity to work for one of Australia's largest Social Purpose organisation
  • Career development and on the job training
  • Must be of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent

About the Organisation

Life Without Barriers is a leading social purpose, not for profit organisation of 7,000 employees working in more than 440 communities across Australia. We support children, young people and families, people with disability, older people and people with mental illness. We work with people who are homeless and refugees and asylum seekers.   

We want to employ people who reflect the diversity of our clients to ensure we can support each client's individual needs and wants. We encourage people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background and people with disability to apply.

About the role

Join our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander family based care team as a Case Manager. As a Case Manager you will work with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander children and young people and their families to develop and implement case plans.

Key Responsibilities

  • Implement high quality case plans or individual Plans for LWB client.
  • Develop supportive relationships with children and young people in out-of-home care in order to promote positive outcomes.
  • Ensure the CIRTS database is up to date with all client information.
  • Meet with clients and family members to gather input for case plans and ensure their views are represented.
  • Provide clear and detailed information to inform the development of case plans, or individual plans.
  • Support and maintain client welfare and interests at all times.
  • Ensure compliance with all internal policy and procedure, statutory and contractual requirements in relation to management of service delivery.
  • Manage communication with key stakeholders, internally and externally, including with Aboriginal communities.

Skills & Experience

  • Aboriginality and extensive knowledge of the needs of Aboriginal children and young people.
  • Tertiary qualification in Human Services or related discipline or equivalent relevant experience.
  • Demonstrated understanding of current casework practice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people
  • Experience in working with children and young people in family based care

 Please note the following: 

  • Life Without Barriers considers that being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent is a genuine occupational requirement as outlined in section 25 of the Anti-Discrimination Act (1991) and permitted as a 'special measure' under section 8 of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth) and by articles 1(4) and 2(2) of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination.  
  • You will be required to provide contact details for a cultural referee who can comment on your knowledge of issues impacting on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities in contemporary society and your ability to communicate effectively and sensitively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The cultural referee must identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person.  
  • You may be requested to provide confirmation that you are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander.

Successful candidates will be required to clear probity checks including National Criminal History Record Check and Working with Children Check (where relevant to the role).

How to Apply

Include your resume and covering letter in one document, click ‘Apply’ and follow the prompts. For any enquiries including persons with disability that require adjustments, contact recruitment@lwb.org.au

Applications close at midnight on Sunday, 9 August 2020

We are dedicated to playing our part to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and bring continuity of care and support to our clients. With this in mind, if you are successful, we will discuss with you an alternative to a face to face interview.

Life Without Barriers supports the Royal Commission into violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with disability. We believe people with disability need to be heard and for these experiences to influence how support services like ours are delivered. View our statement here (https://bit.ly/2GzZGWA)

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