Advanced Case Manager

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Department: Department of Justice and Community Safety
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Community Services
Classification: CYF3
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/MULTIPOSJULY2024
Closing Date: 17-Jul-2024
Salary Range: $89,161 - $100,293
Job Duration: 36 months
Attachments: Position Description - Advanced Case Manager - D01795, D01796.pdf (PDF, 224KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Matthew Reeder on 0400 258 940
matthew.reeder@justice.vic.gov.au

Position Details

  • Utilise your case management expertise to provide support and advice to the Adoption Operations branch
  • 2x Fixed-Term (36 months), Full-Time opportunities to work with a high-performing and passionate team in the Victorian Public Service
  • CYF3: $89,161 - $100,293 plus superannuation.

About Us:

Adoption Services is part of the Civil and Enforcement Services Group of the Department of Justice and Community Safety.

Adoption Services delivers a range of services under the Adoption Act 1984, including counselling to people considering placing a child for adoption, assessing people to be approved to adopt a child from Victoria or overseas, and providing records to people who have been affected by past adoptions.

An Advanced Case Manager within Adoption Services may be responsible for any or all the following: providing counselling, assessing families, writing reports for court, liaising with agencies including those that are overseas, supervising and supporting placement, preparing records for release, searching for family and providing an intermediary between people separated by adoption.

About the Role:

The role of an Advanced Case Manager:

  • Assists parents considering placing a child for adoption
  • Assesses families seeking to adopt a child
  • Overseeing the arrangements for children placed for adoption
  • Supporting people seeking adoption information and records

Some of your duties will include:

  • Case Work Support and Assessment - Providing quality, timely and effective casework and case management service including counselling parents who are considering adoption of their child; providing support and supervision of placements and contact arrangements; searching for people separated by adoption. Undertake assessments including assessment of prospective adoptive families
  • Training - Assisting in running information and education programs (involving some evenings and weekends) and in the development and presentation of educational publicity and recruitment strategies.
  • Records – Maintaining records of all case work as well as preparing historical records to provide to people affected by past adoptions

To learn more about this role before applying, please read the attached position description.

About You:

As an ideal candidate, you will possess:

  • Knowledge and expertise relevant to the area of adoption, including experience undertaking complex casework and assessments.
  • Experience managing complex issues relating to the placement of children in alternative home care and associated legislation including the Adoption Act 1984.
  • Experience in effectively utilising theory, knowledge and informed judgement in the application of a range of assessment, evaluation and intervention techniques and strategies that would be applicable to adoption.

Qualifications:

  • A recognised Social Work degree or a similar welfare or behavioural related degree which includes:
    • a primary focus on child development, human behaviour, family dynamics and/or impacts of trauma; and preferably;
    • a practical component such as counselling or case work practice.

How to Apply:

Please click the Apply button on this advertisement. Applications should include a resume and covering letter. Attachments can be uploaded in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt or .rtf formats.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo pre-employment checks which may include national police checks and misconduct screening.

If you require adjustments to the recruitment and selection process, or require an alternative format to any of the application material, please don't hesitate to get in touch with the contact person listed on this ad.

FOR INTERNAL VPS EMPLOYEES:

  • For this particular vacancy, priority consideration applies to Victorian Public Service (VPS) and select employees of the Victorian Public Sector who apply through the Jobs Skills Exchange (JSE) jobs board platform.
  • For all VPS employees, due to the new Jobs Skills Exchange (JSE) policy, please apply through the JSE to be eligible to be considered for this position in the first round.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

CHILD SAFE STATEMENT OF COMMITMENT:

The Department of Justice and Community Safety is committed to the safety and wellbeing of children and young people. We seek to prevent harm of any kind impacting children and young people and have zero tolerance for racism, child abuse and inequality. Children and young people's rights, relationships, identity, and culture must be recognised and respected, their voices heard, and their concerns acted upon. We aim to foster a culturally safe, child safe and child friendly environment for all children and young people we have contact with, deliver services to, or are impacted by our work.


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