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Family and Education Case Manager

Berry Street Victoria
  • Job no: 9M33R
  • Category: Social Work
  • Eaglemont location, Wurundjeri Country (hybrid of working from home and in the office)
  • Part time (0.7 EFT), fixed term role until December 2023 with the likelihood of extension
  • Annual leave to be taken during school holidays
  • Salary package full time equivalent to $97,000 pa (inclusive of base salary of $82K-86K, 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.

This position is currently based in Richmond with a hybrid of in-office and working from home. However our Richmond office will be closing by September 2021 and all Richmond based staff will relocate, continuing the mix of working in the office and from home.

The Opportunity

The Berry Street Education team is offering a unique opportunity to work on its first Social Impact Bond (SIB) initiative and to work in partnership with Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency (VACCA) to transform students and families lives across Victoria. 

The Family and Education Case Manager will work alongside VACCA’s Family and Education Support worker to support students and families in three identified primary schools in Northern Melbourne (Years 1 to 4), who are low attenders, to close the gap on their attendance and learning.

This position is currently based in Eaglemont with a hybrid of in-office and working from home.

Key Responsibilities

  • Hold a caseload and provide education case management and family support to children, young people and their families to increase the student’s connection to school.
  • Assist families to strengthen their parenting capacity to foster positive routines and connection with school.
  • Advocate and support families to access services and resources.
  • Establish clear goals with children and families using a trauma aware, culturally sensitive approach.

About You

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and able to collaborate with a team as well as key stakeholders, particularly within school communities.
  • Strong understanding of child development, factors that may impact on a child’s development and frameworks to engage children, young people and their families.
  • Understanding of schools, and their day to day operations, with a passion for early intervention when addressing disadvantage.
  • Ability to maintain records compliant with legislation and standards and data systems for reporting and planning.
  • Hold a tertiary qualification in Social Work, Welfare or related discipline.

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

Applications including resume and cover letter addressing your suitability for the position to be submitted as soon as possible.

Queries to Claire Alleway, Side by Side Program Manager on 0408 985 317.

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.

A position description is attached.

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