Detail: Protecting our most vulnerable children and young people is one of the most important jobs you can do. As a Child and Youth and Protection (CYPS) Case Manager, you will: Make a difference in the lives of children and young people at risk of abuse and neglect. Provide positive influence on young people and help make your community safer. Benefit from ongoing learning and development. Be challenged and rewarded. CYPS Case Manager Role is focused on delivering the best possible life outcomes for children and young people through responsive client service underpinned by trauma informed case management. As a Case Manager, you will receive and assess reports of alleged abuse and neglect of children and young people. You will undertake investigations and develop plans to ensure the safety and wellbeing of children and young people. This may include taking matters to court. Case managers may supervise and provide support to young people subject to youth justice orders. We are seeking case managers who are able to work alongside families and key stakeholders, develop and maintain professional relationships, have strong engagement skills, ability to develop assessment and case management skills, undertake planning, and have high level written and communication skills. The Community Services Directorate is committed to addressing the disproportionate representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in the child protection system and is committed to meeting the cultural needs of the children we work with. We strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and those from diverse cultural backgrounds.
Prior to commencing this role, a current registration issued under the Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) Act 2011
is required. For further information on Working with Vulnerable People registration refer to – https://www.accesscanberra.act.gov.au/app/answers/detail/a_id/1804
. Essential qualifications and experience: Relevant tertiary qualifications e.g. in Social Work, Psychology, Social Welfare, Social Science or related discipline. Two years’ experience working with children, youth and/or families in a social work/case management role and a current driver’s licence.
Note: Information sessions will be conducted monthly. Upcoming dates will be the first Wednesday of each month and are as follows; 6 February, 6 March, 3 April, 1 May and 5 June 2019. Please forward your interest in attending to CYPSRecruitment@act.gov.au. Interviews will be conducted at the end of every month and an order of merit will be established from these processes and may be used to fill future identical vacancies both permanent and temporary over the next 12 months.
How to Apply: All applications, including Application Coversheet, your written response to Selection Criteria and resume must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org
Career interest categories:
Healthcare, Medical and Allied Services