Work to empower families to better manage their life situation and to take charge of their lives, creating an environment of safety, stability and development for children living in the home.
- Join an innovative, friendly and supportive team that is making a difference to the lives of vulnerable children and families.
- Based from our Southern Mornington Peninsula site, you will work across Frankston and Mornington Peninsula local government areas.
- This role is available part-time 4 days per week..
The key objectives of the Family Solutions Case Manager are to;
- Provide an in-home family casework service, working in partnership with families to achieve their goals, aimed enhancing child/children’s development and family functioning.
- Take steps to reduce risks to children’s safety and wellbeing and other family members.
- Work with families to empower them to manage their life situation and to take charge of their lives, including a positive engagement with their community.
- Work collaboratively with Child Protection, other professionals and families’ broader social networks to ensure a coordinated support package is in place.
- Participate in group work, advocacy and community development as required.
At Anglicare Victoria our focus is on transforming the futures of children and young people, families and adults. Our work is based on three guiding pillars, Prevent, Protect, Empower. We offer a comprehensive network of services and seek to ensure the provision of high quality services that will bring about significant improvements in the life experience of the young people, children and families/caregivers with whom we work.
To Be Successful in this Position You Will Need:
- A demonstrated awareness and commitment to working within the ‘Best Interest Principles’ outlined within the Child, Youth and Families Act 2005.
- An understanding of the social context of child abuse and neglect.
- Demonstrated ability to conduct comprehensive safety and wellbeing assessments and make sound judgments in relation to prescribed actions.
- Demonstrated understanding and application of individual and systemic theories that underpin casework practice and
- Sound understanding of Child Protection system and child welfare work and ability to liaise and negotiate with DHS Child Protection in relation to addressing protective concerns for children.
Please Note: It is mandatory for the successful applicant to hold a current Working with Children Check and be prepared to undergo a National Criminal History Check prior to commencement.
How to Apply:
PLEASE APPLY VIA EMAIL TO THE HIRING MANAGER DIRECTLY
For a detailed position description, go to our website www.anglicarevic.org.au .
Please apply in writing addressing the key selection criteria and nominating three professional referees to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For further enquiries contact Alexis Graham on (03) 9781 6700.
Applications close 30th November 2016
We encourage and welcome applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People.