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Case Worker - Fostering And Permanency (foster Care)

Australia, New South Wales, Central Coast
Last update 2024-04-18
Expires 2024-04-17
ID #2101203663
Case Worker - Fostering And Permanency (foster Care)
Australia, New South Wales, Central Coast,
Modified April 4, 2024


About Us Allambi Care is a multi-disciplined and recognised leader in the human services field working across the Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Hunter, Central Coast and Northern Rivers regions in NSW, as well as Victoria.

We are committed to supporting our community's most vulnerable people through tailored services and programs.

With over 40 years' experience, our 'never give up' approach ensures the needs of the people we care for are our first priority.

  Position Objective To promote the safety, welfare and wellbeing of children and young people in the foster care program through effective case work and support.

  Main Duties and Responsibilities   Administration & Casework Maintain client records and case management system according to policies, procedures, standards and legislation.

Maintain currency of knowledge of the framework that governs our OOHC practice including internal policies and procedures, NSW Standards of Statutory OOHC and current legislation.

Advocate on behalf of clients and at all times promote their best interests.

Provide support to a child or young person in care and to their carer families in various ways including home visits, trauma-informed care education, behaviour support strategies, advocacy, referral to relevant therapeutic support services.

Develop and implement effective case plans, leaving care plans, and an after care plan with child or young person in care, carers, birth family and relevant professionals within required time frames.

Conduct case reviews to ensure case plan goals are being addressed or updated as required.

Develop and ensure implementation of effective behaviour management and support plans within required time frames.

Monitor, implement and collect data on behaviour management strategies.

Meet regularly with clients and their carer family.

Arrange birth family contact in accordance with the court order, care plan and in the best interests of children and young people in care.

Maintain a good understanding of the quality of care being received by a child or young person in care.

Prepare organisational reports to a high standard and in a timely manner.

Prepare Court material (for example S82 reports and Affidavits) to a high standard and in a timely manner.

Collaborate with Community Services in accordance with the Case Management Policy and case specific needs.

Liaise with the Case Manager about issues above your delegation.

Liaise regularly with carer families to promote a positive and high quality placement.

Liaise with birth families to promote their engagement in meeting a child or young person's needs and promote a child's birth family identity.

Liaise with other service providers to promote the needs of children and young people in care.

Work from a strengths based and child-focused perspective at all times.

Respond in a timely manner to any concerns raised about the safety, welfare and wellbeing of a child or young person in care.

Workplace Health and Safety Prepare incident reports to a high standard and in a timely manner.

Advise the Case Manager of any grievances, critical incidents, issues or concerns regarding clients, employees and foster carers in a timely manner.  Promotion of Allambi Care values Participate as an active team member within Allambi Care.

Present yourself as a positive team member of Allambi Care at all times.

Participate in Allambi Care foster care events, and when requested by management, in interagency events as a willing Allambi Care team member.

Participate in local networking meetings to ensure that Allambi Care is aware of the expectations of the wider OOHC sector.

Ensure all casework tasks are performed satisfactorily to allow Allambi Care to meet its requirements to Service Users, Funding Bodies and the Board.

  Essential Criteria Minimum qualification of a Diploma in Community Services or a social work, social science, welfare or a related discipline Experience in Case Management and/or working with families or children and young people Demonstrated understanding of the needs and issues facing OOHC stakeholders.

Demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication skills Experience in Microsoft Office Applications.

Knowledge of Needs Based Framework, TCI concepts and strategies   What is on offer? Full Time Employment 4 weeks Annual leave per year 1 Roster Day Off per month Opportunity to receive Fringe Benefits Tax (salary sacrifice) on commencement of employment   Access to the Fitness Passport Program which includes over 90 gyms and pools.

Monday - Friday work week.    Must have these documents if successful Current Working with Children Check (for paid employment - can be obtained via ) Current NDIS Worker Check: (can be obtained via )  Current First Aid Certificate (Provide First Aid; Course Code HLTAID003) National Police Check (this must be obtained via ) Drivers License Comprehensively insured vehicle Two professional references    Please note, applications must include a cover letter addressing above essential criteria and a complete resume including two professional references.

    APPLY NOW!!    Allambi Care is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes applications from people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) backgrounds as well as People With a Disability.

Job details:

Job type: Full time
Contract type: Permanent
Salary type: Monthly
Occupation: Case worker - fostering and permanency (foster care)

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