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Senior Case Manager - Kinship Care - Shepparton / Seymour

Berry Street Victoria
  • This role can be based out of either Shepparton (Yorta Yorta Country) or Seymour (Taungurung Country)
  • Full time, fixed term parental leave cover until March 2023
  • Salary package equivalent to $110k pa (inclusive of base salary $92k, 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 designed to accommodate all kinship arrangements.

This role provides a case management and case work service to statutory kinship care placements to support and assist kinship carers to provide the best possible care to children living in kinship care. Berry Street also provides support to kinship carers in the community through the provision of kinship care support groups and brief telephone support to provide information and advice.

This role requires outreach services to be provided to the City of Greater Shepparton, Moira, Strathbogie, Mitchell and Murrindindi Shires.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide Statutory case management services.
  • Completion of Kinship Care Part B assessments.
  • Provision of case management services to Kinship First Supports Families.
  • Interaction with Child Protection, other government program areas and local community services.
  • Undertake program promotion and provide community and professional education to service users as required.
  • Be responsible for the supervision and direction of two Kinship Case workers within the Hume Kinship Care Program.

About You

You will have demonstrated ability to effectively engage with children, young people and their kinship families and a good understanding of the inter-generational factors and complex relationships between extended family members that can impact kinship placements.

Experience working with children, young people and families through an attachment and trauma-based lens is essential.

This role requires a tertiary qualification in Social Work, Youth Work or related discipline along with knowledge of the Children, Youth and Families Act (2005), Protection and Care’s Best Interest planning principles and procedures and other relevant legislation.

The Benefits

  • Salary packaging (up to $15,900 per annum, plus additional packaging available for meals/accommodation).
  • Flexible work arrangements and generous leave conditions.
  • Access to an 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 by the close date.

Queries to Sharelle Davidson, Senior Manager Child & Family Services on 03 5822 8100.

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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