Case Manager - Family Based Care. Permanent Full Time - Wollongong

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Employment type: Full Time
Location: Wollongong, Illawarra & South Coast
Categories: Child, Youth & Family

About the Organisation
Every day, Life Without Barriers provides support and care to children and young people, as we work collaboratively with families, carers, and communities, to ensure they have the environment they deserve to grow. With a focus on ensuring safety and respect, this is an opportunity to make a positive and meaningful difference in these young lives and help pave a brighter future.

Life Without Barriers is a leading social purpose organisation of 8,000 employees working in more than 500 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. Join a community of people dedicated to breaking down barriers.

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

Based out of our Wollongong office with flexibility to work from home, you will be managing a case load of young people in family-based care and supported independent living.

As an enthusiastic and experienced Case Manager who can work autonomously, you will develop and implement case plans for children and young people in care. Working closely with young people, carers, and their families, you will progress plans for permanency as agreed in the case plans. 

We take pride in our people and offer every opportunity to further develop yourself and your career when you join LWB. On offer is an attractive salary, phone and laptop, car for business and personal use and access to salary packaging and a range of other great benefits.

Key Responsibilities 

  • Develop and implement high quality case plans or individual plans for children and young people in LWB's care
  • Develop and maintain functional and supportive relationships with children and young people in family-based care as well as their families to reach positive outcomes
  • Support and monitor placements and ensure carers participate in the case planning process and assist them to implement the strategies outlined in the case plan
  • Meet with clients and family members to gather input for case plans and ensure their views are represented
  • Participate in on call roster as required
  • Ensure compliance with all internal policy and procedure, statutory and contractual requirements in relation to management of service delivery

 Skills & Experience

  • Relevant Bachelor degree in Social Work, Social Welfare, Psychology, Nursing or Mental health
  • Demonstrated experience in case planning with children and young people
  • Experience in OOHC or child protection preferred
  • Experience working autonomously in implementing therapeutic case plans for multiple clients simultaneously
  • Current NSW driver's licence


  • Tool of trade vehicle supplied
  • Competitive salary + superannuation
  • Excellent salary sacrificing tax benefits incl. Meal Entertainment, novated leasing
  • Discounted - health insurance, vehicle purchase, hire and servicing plus more
  • Free mental health support to employees and family members through EAP
  • We are an organisation that champions diversity, inclusivity, and equality

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).

To be considered for and appointed to a position at Life Without Barriers, you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or hold a valid medical exemption certificate.  You will be required to provide evidence of your vaccination status during the recruitment process.
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

Applications close at midnight on Wednesday, 7th December 2022

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 (

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