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Therapeutic Case Manager - Youth Outreach Program

Lighthouse Foundation

We are looking for

  • Someone who is passionate working within a therapeutic case management framework
  • Someone who has experience in a case managing young people who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness and those who are transitioning out of care
  • Someone who believes in the quality therapeutic care of young people
  • Someone who wants to be involved in the formation of a new program
  • Someone who wants to be contribute to one of Melbourne’s most dynamic and respected agencies in trauma informed care.


Lighthouse Foundation provides therapeutic care programs to children and young people impacted by long-term neglect, abuse and homelessness. Our focus is to create caring communities where young people can feel safe, form meaningful relationships and begin to heal.


The Therapeutic Case Manager role provides a unique opportunity to be part of Lighthouse Foundation’s new innovative Youth Outreach Program, which supports young people in, or leaving out-of-home care (OOHC) and those who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness.

The role’s purpose is to work using a case management framework to support vulnerable young people to transition into meaningful independent living. The primary duties will involve a combination of individualised development planning, delivery of individualised and community therapeutic interventions. The Therapeutic Case Manager employs a therapeutic approach within a multidisciplinary team to support young people in their care. The role will also be working alongside young people who are supported by a Targeted Care Package.


  • Bachelor Social Work/Youth Work equivalent is essential. However, Lighthouse will employ applicants who commit to enrolling in a relevant qualification
  • Applicants must also complete the mandatory upskilling units as required by Department of Families, Fairness and Housing
  • Hold a current Working with Children Check (Employee)
  • Complete a National Criminal Records check, and participate in a psycho-social screen by Lighthouse,
  • Provide consent for a Disqualified Carers Check
  • Hold a valid Victorian driver's licence


  • Be supported to deliver a therapeutic approach to care
  • Feel valued as part of a dedicated team who really care about young people
  • Regular supervision from our Psychological Wellness Team
  • Group reflective practice sessions
  • Ongoing training and development through the Lighthouse Institute
  • Being part of a caring community, who really value you


We welcome your application and ask that you please review the attached position description, provide your Resume and Application letter, broadly addressing the key selection criteria highlighted.

To submit your application, click Apply Now.

Lighthouse celebrates diversity and affirm the right of access, equity, and equality for every young person, staff member and volunteer in the Lighthouse Community. Our organisation is inclusive of all sexual orientations and gender identities. We also practice from a position of cultural safety and awareness, across diverse languages, religions, and cultures. we respect, respond and continue to learn about the unique needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people.

Lighthouse Foundation is a Child Safe Organisation, we are committed to a thoughtful and protective environment that supports our babies, children and young people to feel safe and respected, and to build their capacity to feel deeply cared for and important to other human beings.

This position is considered authorised work and subject to mandatory Covid-19 vaccination and safety requirements. You will be asked about your vaccination or exemption status and any accompanying evidence should your application proceed.

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