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Senior Case Manager

Apply now Job no: 984918
Work type: Fixed Term (Full Time)
Location: NSW
Categories: Community Services, Health Services - Psychologists & Counselling

  • Fixed Term Contract until December 2019
  • 38 hours per week, Monday to Friday
  • Location:  Mt Druitt

About Mission Australia

Mission Australia is a non-denominational Christian charity that has been helping vulnerable Australians move towards independence for more than 155 years.

Every day we support people nationwide by combatting homelessness, assisting disadvantaged families and children, addressing mental health issues, fighting substance dependencies and much more.

We're generously supported by our funders, partners and tens of thousands of everyday Australians, who make the work of our tireless volunteers and staff possible.

Your Opportunity

In this role you will deliver intensive case management supports to young people and their families to address criminogenic risk and needs. In addition, you will coordinate and provide a range of evidence based interventions.  Key responsibilities will include:

  • Respond to referrals and conduct intake processes in a timely manner
  • Deliver intensive case management supports to  a case load of 12 young people and their families addressing criminogenic risk and needs
  • Develop comprehensive case plans with the young person and their family focusing on addressing the young person’s individual criminogenic needs as identified through the YLS/CMI-AA assessment and  increase pro- social behaviour
  • Regularly review individual and family case plans for each client working towards their goals
  • Deliver a range of evidence based interventions to address risk factors such as drug and alcohol, family functioning, education, housing supports and offence focused programs
  • Build relationships based on trust and respect, and that involve listening, honesty, direct and respectful communication
  • Ensure that information on relevant community resources is available to participants and that appropriate referrals are made and followed up
  • Develop an effective working relationship with local community groups, and other relevant government and non-government agencies
  • Record and submit accurate and appropriately detailed information to support program outcomes

Position Requirements

To be successful in this role, you will need to possess:

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications (Cert IV or higher) in respective fields i.e. Youth Work, Mental Health, Justice, Counselling, Case Management, Drug and Alcohol, Social Work, Psychology or Criminology
  • At least 2 years previous work experience in their field of expertise
  • Demonstrated understanding of best practice criminogenic interventions related to behavioural and rehabilitation supports and the impact of substance use
  • A sound knowledge of mental health issues
  • Computer literacy, including the ability to use Microsoft Office
  • Current Driver’s licence
  • Ability to travel  between locations and  provide outreach support to clients

As part of our Employment screening process you will be required to undertake a National Criminal History Check.

In addition there is a requirement to possess a current Working with Children check or apply if you do not already hold one. It is unlawful for prohibited persons to apply for work with children, and, as such, prohibited persons cannot apply for this role.

Culture and Benefits:

A career with Mission Australia will offer you rewarding experiences to make a difference to the lives of Australians in need. We have an innovative and supportive culture guided by our values of compassion, integrity, respect, perseverance and celebration.

  • Not for Profit Salary Packaging benefits which reduces your taxable income (details via Advantage)
  • Discounted health care with Medibank Private
  • Purchase additional annual leave
  • Discounted childcare rates of up to 15% at participating Centres (conditions apply)
  • Employee discounts with hotels, travel insurance, and major retailers: Coles, Harvey Norman, Apple, Dell & many more
  • Free, confidential counselling service
  • Volunteering opportunities

Click "APPLY NOW" noting applications closes midnight 24th March, 2019.

Download File Senior Case Manager - YOT - Mt Druitt.docx

For further information regarding working with us visit Working for Mission Australia.

Diversity & Inclusion

Mission Australia is an inclusive employer. We celebrate our diversity and strive to reflect contemporary Australian society and all the communities in which we work, in order to better serve our clients. We welcome and encourage applications from Women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse people, People with Disability, Sexually and Gender Diverse people, people with lived experience of adversity and from people of all ages.

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