Senior Placement Support Case Worker

Part time, Fixed term – 22.8 hours per week.

Maternity Leave Position until April 2021.

Bethany Community Support Inc, is a vibrant community services organization based in Victoria that provides a broad range of prevention, intervention, support and educational services to children, young people, families and individuals.

About the role:

This is a two year maternity leave vacancy for a Senior Placement Support Case Worker within the Kinship Care Program. The core purpose of this role is to provide case management support for children and young people placed with kinship carers. The role works collaboratively with the child, extended family, carers, Child Protection and other professional to meet the case plan and day to day needs of the child.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work collaboratively with children, their families, the community and other professional to ensure the cultural and best interests of the children are being met
  • Provide placement support and assessment during establishment phase for up to 6 months, case contracted transitional support or long term contracted case management, including the utilisation of Looking After Children (LAC), facilitating family meetings and family decision making processes that ensure optimal available supports are identified and linked in for the kinship carers
  • Liaise with Child Protection and build partnerships with other relevant services to ensure the safety, wellbeing and development of the child.

About you:

To be successful in this position you must:

  • Hold a tertiary qualification in Social Work, Psychology or related with a minimum of 3 years’ experience in a similar role.
  • Have an ability to engage and communicate with children, carers and their families
  • Hold a strong set of case management intervention skills to best support vulnerable children
  • Be prepared to work with a care team and engage the required services to meet individual children’s development needs
  • Work proactively to create positive change in line with case plans and children’s aspirations

What we offer

  • A diverse and inclusive environment
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Salary sacrificing
  • Employee Assistance Program

For further information please contact Julie English, Manager Kinship Care and Family Services on (03) 5247 2142

Applications close 5pm Wednesday 17th July 2019.

In order to comply with mandatory Child Safety Standards, all employment is subject to a valid and current Police Check and Working with Children Check.

Bethany celebrates diversity and seeks to engage respectfully with people of diverse experiences and backgrounds. 

 

 

Position Description

Senior Occupational Therapist

With a commitment to excellence and quality, Bethany has developed a strong reputation as a leading provider of community support services.  Our diverse range of programs, a focus on innovation, strong community partnerships, and financial stability ensures that Bethany is well-placed to effect positive change well into the future. Our vision is to be a recognised leader in providing services that work in new ways to support children, families and individuals to be the best they can, develop secure relationships, and participate in their community.

Bethany is excited to advertise for the role of a Senior Occupational Therapist with a minimum of two years’ experience to join our expanding disability services team based in Warrnambool.

This position is available full time or part time and will report to the coordinator of the disability services program. The core purpose of this role is to provide therapy support to Participants of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) across Warrnambool, Portland and Hamilton.

Flexible working arrangements are available with the option to work from Warrnambool, Portland or Hamilton.

Key Duties:

  • Provide Occupational Therapy Services for participants of the NDIS within the South West Regions of Victoria (Warrnambool, Portland & Hamilton)
  • Provide evidence based, person focused and family centred occupational therapy  assessment and interventions to assist participants and their families achieve the goals identified in individual plans
  • Prepare evidence based occupational therapy reports, case notes and progress updates as required by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA)
  • Provide occupational therapy within a fee for service delivery model. A key requirement of this role will involve the ability to claim a set number of hours of occupational therapy service per day.

Skills and Attributes:

  • Advocates and champions to achieve positive change
  • Demonstrates commitment to social justice and social inclusion
  • A knowledge of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
  • Excellent communicator with strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills
  • Competent in self-management and a solution focused approach

What we offer

  • A diverse and inclusive environment
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Salary sacrificing
  • Employee Assistance Program

For further information contact Chris Dann on (03) 52788122

Bethany celebrates diversity and seeks to engage respectfully with people of diverse experiences and backgrounds. 

Position Description