About BDAC

Bendigo and District Aboriginal Co-operative provides a range of health, well being and family and community services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community members on Dja Dja Wurrung Country.  

The Position

The TCP Worker will work alongside the Family and Community Services Team to develop and submit Targeted Care Package (TCP) proposals in conjunction with other agencies that are involved to ensure the package will meet the full needs of the child or young person involved. 

The TCP Worker will also work with both the child and the parents/carer or legal guardian that is caring for the individual.

What we are offering

  • $32.54 per hour
  • Part Time, 22 - 24 hours p/w.
  • 12 Month Contract (possibility to extend)
  • Access to Salary Packaging

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop a BDAC Framework focusing on:
  • Relevant TCP Policy and Procedures
  • Information Brochures on what a TCP involves (for client and staff)
  • Develop and assist eligible clients with the design of their TCP including consultation with the individual, extended family and carer for persons in care,
  • Ensure that other external agencies are involved in the design of the TCP.
  • Participate on TCP panels and ensure that each TCP meets the needs of the individual
  • Advocate on behalf of the client if the TCP does not have enough support for the individual
  • Build capacity of other Family and Community Services staff to ensure that the design of TCP’s is delivered by other employees in BDAC.
  • Provide appropriate case management with the client and link with BDAC programs and/or any other appropriate referral agencies.
  • Assist with the recruitment of case workers who will assist the individual on a TCP.
  • Ensure the individual and any other relevant people are communicated to regularly on their progress of TCP’s.
  • Review each TCP at least once every six months or as required to ensure it still meets the needs of the individual.
  • Provide community with the relevant information of how to apply for a TCP including the role of the GP, specialist services (EG Paediatrician, Occupational Therapist) and any other relevant agencies (eg. Schools).
  • Design and deliver at least 2 TCP’s per month.
  • Provide support for the parents/carers to ensure they have the relevant support networks in place. 
  • Other duties as requested by your team leader.

Key Selection Criteria

  • Knowledge of child and adolescent development and strategies for working with vulnerable children, young people and their families with an understanding of children with complex special needs, understanding Trauma
  • Experience and skill in rapid engagement and goal setting 
  • Experience in development and review of targeted care packages
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Understanding of Aboriginal culture 
  • Knowledge of the Aboriginal Child Placement Principle 
  • Demonstrated ability to sensitively work with the birth family, extended family and foster carers during the placement process. 
  • Ability to effectively and efficiently plan and organise own workload 
  • An ability to manage stressful situations
  • Case Management, Data collection and record keeping skills
  • The ability to work as part of a team and a strong commitment to collaborative working relationships
  • Demonstrated negotiation and advocacy skills
  • Understanding of support services available to child, family and carer.

Your skills and experience

  • Formal Qualification in a Social Welfare/Disability discipline or equivalent
  • Beginning Practice (DHHS)
  • Experience in inter-agency collaboration.

How to Apply

If this role sounds like the perfect opportunity for you, then please apply by providing details of how you meet the key selection criteria (as set out above), provide a copy of your CV, along with a cover letter, to [email protected] by 5pm, Wednesday 8th December, 2021.

Mandatory Requirements

Should an applicant be the preferred candidate, background checks (Police check, reference check and Working with Children's Check) will be completed prior to the candidate’s employment being confirmed.

You must also be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to work at BDAC. 

For more information about this position please see the Position Description available at bdac.com.au or contact our human resources team on (03) 5442 4947 or send an email through to [email protected] 

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.