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Case Manager - Opportunity Pathways Program - Wagga Wagga

Apply now Job no: 984936
Work type: Permanent (Full Time)
Location: NSW
Categories: Community Services

  • Not for profit salary packaging
  • Permanent full time
  • Wagga Wagga Location

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

Opportunity Pathways Program is a new voluntary initiative launching across NSW in 2019 supporting social housing clients as a stepping stone while they gain economic independence for their lives. The program will encourage and facilitate education, training and employment pathways empowering our clients and improving their health and wellbeing. 

We are seeking a passionate Case Manager to join this new program. This is a fantastic opportunity to build on your current knowledge and experience working with the community assisting and empowering our social housing clients with education, employment and support they need to achieve their goals.

  • Building strong relationships with our social housing clients and encouraging engagement in the community
  • Work alongside our clients to encourage and facilitate their connections in community support organisations, employment services, and training
  • Create and update individual client records to track and monitor progress
  • Develop and maintain relationships with internal and external stakeholders including family/supports of consumers, service partners and government agencies;
  • Assist in the promotion and awareness of the Opportunity Pathways program and its involvement within the local community.

Requirements for success

  • Tertiary qualifications in social work, psychology, welfare or other related disciplines and/or equivalent experience are highly regarded;
  • Understanding of the complexity of working with clients in social housing and disadvantage
  • Knowledge of the employment services, training and education industries would be an advantage.
  • A high level of written, oral and interpersonal communication skills;
  • Skills in liaising, negotiating and advocating for our community
  • Experience in collaborating with and creating external partnerships
  • Valid driver’s License.

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.

Culture & Benefits

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

To ensure our employees feel valued, supported and celebrated, we provide a range of employee benefits including:

  • Salary packaging of $15,900 in tax-free pay per year (details via Advantage)
  • Discounted childcare rates with participating centres
  • Parental leave and the ability to purchase additional annual leave  
  • Generous discounts with hotels, travel insurance and major retailers
  • Free, confidential counselling services via our EAP
  • Discounted health care with Medibank Private
  • Volunteering opportunities
  • Flexible workplace practices around rostered shifts and annual leave

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.

Should you need assistance in submitting your application please contact Kath Power, Talent Attraction Business Partner on 07 3394 8193.

Next Steps

To be considered for this opportunity, please click ‘apply’ and send your cover letter and resume today.

For further information please check out the PD Download File Community Service Employees Level 3 (1).docx

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

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