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Case Manager

Wesley Mission

Port Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia

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Job Posted: 17/07/2017

Job Category:

Government / Defence / Human Services

Job description:
  •  Wesley Dalmar Children’s Services
  • full-time position
  • based in Taree
  • generous salary packaging including fully maintained vehicle

 

About us

Wesley Mission is a high profile, multi-faceted Christian organisation making a real difference in the community. We work with the most disadvantaged in our community by providing over 200 services ranging from aged care, homeless services, child and family care, counselling, employment, training and education, and health services.

Our Vision is “Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can.”

 

About the role

Wesley Mission has a long established history in providing Out of Home Care across NSW.

This position offers challenging and rewarding opportunities to work with children, birth parents and foster carers, as well as involvement in the recruitment, assessment and training of new carers.

 

Demonstrated knowledge in:

  • Legislative requirements – Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Act 1998; Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012; Ombudsman  Act 1974 (Amendment); the Adoption Act 2000 and other relevant legislation
  • Charter of Rights
  • organisational processes and procedures (including records management, occupational health and safety practices, management of conflict of interest)
  • the impact of trauma, attachment dysfunction and grief and loss on children and young people.

And:

  • willingness to affirm Wesley Mission’s vision, mission and values and enthusiastically advocate our Word and deed ministry
  • demonstrated ability to work unsupervised as well as an effective team player with a positive can-do attitude
  • relate well to a range of people with sound listening and problem solving skills
  • confident professional with strong initiative and business acumen
  • displays emotional maturity and resilience

 

Essential skills/knowledge

  • experience in managing internal and external stakeholders to achieve set objectives
  • proven organisational skills, ability to multi-task, prioritise workloads and meet deadlines and budgets
  • demonstrable skills in conflict resolution, change management and financial management
  • thorough attention to detail
  • excellent written and oral skills, public speaking and presentation capabilities
  • outstanding interpersonal skills, flexible, patient and ability to relate well to all levels of society that Wesley Mission interacts with
  • proficient computer skills in Microsoft Office

 

Essential qualifications and/or experience

  • Degree in Social Sciences or related discipline. Diploma level qualifications can be considered where

-        Case manager has in excess of three years industry experience and

-        enrolment in Degree level course is maintained

 

Desirable criteria

  • knowledge of therapeutic care frameworks

 

Remuneration

Salary and employment conditions are in accordance with the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010.

The agency provides regular supervision and support for all staff and opportunities for professional development.

 

Closing date

Friday 4 August 2017

 

Apply now

Please submit a copy of your CV/resume and a cover letter addressing all the selection criteria. For further information, or to submit an application, please contact:

Jill Whatson

Phone: 02 6552 0277

Email: jill.whatson@wesleymission.org.au

Mail: P.O. Box 935 Taree 2430

 

Wesley Mission is a Christian organisation requiring all staff to affirm its values and Worker code of conduct. We are committed to providing an environment in which children can feel safe and valued.

The suitable applicant will be subject to the relevant pre-employment checks for appointment to positions within Wesley Mission (including provision of a valid Working with Children Check clearance number and criminal history record check). Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.