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Case Worker - Complex Placements - Perth

Life Without Barriers (National)
  • Opportunity to work for one of Australia's largest social purpose organisations
  • Salary sacrifice options, tool of trade vehicle, monthly RDOs
  • Based in Leederville and travel to houses in Perth metro required

About the Organisation

Life Without Barriers is a leading social purpose, not for profit organisation of 7,000 employees working in more than 440 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.

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

This is a challenging and rewarding opportunity for you to make a positive change in the lives of young people in Out of Home Care in Perth Metro.

We are looking for a Case Worker to join our team who run Transitional High Needs placements for LWB in Perth metro. This is a specialised care model for clients with complex needs who have often experienced significant trauma and may display behaviours of concern including aggression, self-harm, drug and alcohol use, absconding and sexualised behaviour. This means the young person will be living in a house where we provide 24/7 care with Residential Support Workers providing 1:1 or 1:2 support to the young person. 

The purpose of the Case Worker role is to develop and implement case or individual plans for young people in THN care ensuring we provide a safe and caring environment to assist the young person to meet their goals and re-engage in education and their community. 

This is a full-time permanent position, based from our Leederville office (with some remote WFH or work from residential care houses each week).  This role come with a Tool-of-Trade vehicle, laptop and mobile phone.

Key Responsibilities

  • Undertake child focused casework practice in partnership with the relevant government agency, children and their families, carers and other stakeholders
  • Develop and maintain functional and supportive relationships with children/young people and their families in order to promote positive outcomes
  • Work closely with the House Manager for our THN Placements
  • Support and monitor placements ensuring the young person participates in case planning process
  • Create opportunities for the young person to engage in community activities

*Must participate in on-call roster as required*

Skills & Experience

  • Degree in Social Work, Social Science, Psychology or Human Services (mandatory) 
  • Experience within casework practice for children and young people with complex needs
  • Experience working with children and young people in out of home care 
  • Experience developing quality case plans or individual plans 
  • Demonstrated experience working autonomously with multiple clients simultaneously
  • Experience working with individuals, families or groups from a culturally appropriate perspective
  • High level communication, influencing, liaison, negotiation and mediation skills
  • Current unrestricted driver licence

Successful candidates will be required to clear probity checks including National Criminal History Record Check, Department of Communities Check and Working with Children Check

Benefits

  • Monthly Rostered Day Off
  • Tax benefits through salary packaging
  • Tool of trade vehicle, laptop and mobile phone

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 tracy.dallas@lwb.org.au, using the subject line: Case Worker - Complex Placements - Perth enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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