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Case Manager - Kinship Care - Morwell

Berry Street Victoria
  • Job no: 6CFQB
  • Morwell location, Gunaikurnai Country
  • Full time, permanent position
  • Salary package equivalent to $102K pa (inclusive of base salary – $84K, 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

Kinship Care is the care provided to a child or sibling group by their extended family or friends, when they are unable to be cared for by their own parents. Berry Street's Kinship Care Service is a Gippsland-wide service and is designed to accommodate all kinship arrangements.

The service is tiered and provides for an information and advice phone line, family services outreach service and Child Protection contracted case management. This role will be case managing families in the outer Gippsland region from Sale onwards.

Key Responsibilities

The Case Manager role will be responsible for all facets of service delivery including case management and family services intervention, and interaction with Child Protection and other government program areas and local community services. This role will also be expected to facilitate forums and provide community and professional education to service users.

About You

You will be a quick learner with high energy and commitment to your clients, yet able to work within the parameters of the role. You will need to be able to work flexible hours to provide a responsive service to your clients. You will have an understanding of the inter-generational factors and complex inter-relationships between extended family members that can promote and impede their capacity to collaboratively provide good care of a child.  

To be considered for this role you must have a qualification in Social Work, Youth Work, Psychology or another relevant field and experience engaging with high risk adolescents and their families. Experience undertaking contracted case management within the sector will be looked upon favourably.

The Benefits

  • Additional salary 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

Click "Apply Now". Applications including resume and cover letter addressing your suitability for the position to be submitted by the close date.

Queries to Gerry Wilson, Team Leader Kinship Care on 03 5134 5971.

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.

“Berry Street is categorised as an Authorised Provider and this position is considered authorised work and subject to mandatory Covid-19 vaccination requirements. You will be asked about your vaccination or exemption status and any accompanying evidence should your application proceed.”

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