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Integrated Family Services Case Manager and Groupwork Facilitator

Berry Street Victoria
  • Job no: MDNN8
  • Eaglemont location in Wurundjeri Country
  • Part time (0.6EFT), 12 month fixed term role
  • Salary package full time equivalent up to $102K pa pro rata (inclusive of base salary $84K FTE, 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

The Northern Family Services program provides an outreach case management and support service to vulnerable children and families predominantly in the municipalities of Banyule, Nillumbik, Yarra, Darebin and Whittlesea. 

Berry Street's Integrated Family Services team works within a partnership with the North East Metropolitan Alliance (NEMA) and The Orange Door. The NEMA Alliance supports the partnership of the nine partner agencies who provide Integrated Families services and manages the operation of the centralised intake body, The Orange Door, which enables improved access for families to link to available support services.

Key Responsibilities

The Integrated Family Services Case Manager and Groupwork Facilitator has specific responsibility in co-delivering groupwork programs as part of a family support and child development intervention to meet the needs of highly vulnerable families and children. This position is also required to a small caseload of Integrated Family Services cases and intake of groupwork referrals.

You will assist families to strengthen their parenting capacity to build their child’s safety, stability and development and advocate and support families to access services and resources, and you will advocate for and support families to access and connect to services and resources in a holistic and strengths-based manner.

About you

You will hold a tertiary qualification in Social Work, Welfare or a related discipline along with the ability to actively engage and connect with families, young people and children in the delivery of family services programs, including those that may be unwilling to receive services.

You will have an understanding of child and adolescent development and factors that may impact on a child’s development and experience with a range of family intervention models including crisis response, group work and mediation and the ability to undertake holistic assessments of children and young people within families.

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 should be submitted by clicking the "Apply Now" button.

Queries to Jess Collard (Manager Family, Adolescent and Parenting Programs) on 03 9450 4700.

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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