Working within the Mutjang bupuwingarrak mukman program (a Dja Dja Wurrung name meaning “keeping our kids safe”) The Case Manager holds the primary responsibility for case management for the Aboriginal children authorised to BDAC under the Section 18 of the Children’s, Youth and Families Act 2005. The Case Manager will work with children, families and community to promote the safety, stability and development of Aboriginal children.
- Full Time Employment
- $28.91-$35.57 per hour based on qualifications and experience
- Access to Salary Packaging
The Bendigo and District Aboriginal Co-operative’s Mutjang bupuwingarrak mukman program (a Dja Dja Wurrung name meaning “keeping our kids safe”) is the second program in the state of Victoria in an Australian first.
The program operates under section 18 of the Children Youth and Families Act 2005 giving the Aboriginal Organisation control of Child Protection Orders for specific children.
The opportunity to take on a challenging role:
- Being a part of ground breaking work in supporting Aboriginal children and their families.
- Creatively work to find solutions for children and their families
- Access to quality training in line with Victoria’s Child Protection workforce
- Unique experience of statutory work within an Aboriginal context
- Work in a supportive and friendly team environment
- Be a part of a leading organisation in the sector
Key Selection Criteria
- Demonstrated understanding of the Children’s, Youth and Families Act 2005.
- Knowledge of child and adolescent development and strategies for working with vulnerable children, young people and their families.
- Provide professional, effective and timely case management.
- Knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal Culture and the ACCHO environment.
- Understanding of self-care and resilience to working with children and families in crisis and who have experienced trauma.
- Demonstrated negotiation and advocacy skills.
- Strong computer skills, Ability to use a range of software and IT based reporting systems
- Ability to prepare plans, letters, emails and reports using clear, concise and grammatically correct language. Ensure written communications contain necessary information to achieve their purpose.
- Ability to manage competing demands in a structured thoughtful manner.
- Ability to transport children, conduct home visits and willingness to travel for training.
- Ability to work after hours and on call (when required)
- A recognised Social Work Degree or Diploma of Community Services qualification
Applications close at 5pm, Wednesday 1st May 2019
Applicants must address the Key Selection Criteria
Aboriginal applicants strongly encouraged to apply
For more information about the position, please refer to the position description or contact the Human Resource Team on 03 5442 4947.