Caseworker

Due to customer growth in the Port Macquarie region, Kirinari Community Services is seeking a passionate, driven and suitably qualified Caseworker to commence in our local office in Port Macquarie for an immediate start.Kirinari is a dynamic, expanding provider that delivers high quality services in NSW and Victoria. Our business is growing at a rapid rate providing services to National Disability Insurance Scheme customers. We employ over 1000 staff and provide a fun and proactive team environment with significant job satisfaction.The Caseworker is responsible for providing high quality and effective case work services to our youth customers (up to 18 years of age) and National Disability Insurance Scheme/Department of Communities and Justice participants. The Caseworker will provide practical support, evidence-based/informed therapeutic education and support whilst building suitable support networks through the engagement of specialist services.This position has a key focus on providing effective assessment, planning, implementation, monitoring and review of case plans to achieve identified outcomes for our customers. This position oversees an allocated caseload/program which includes the assistance with the management of staff to ensure our teams are operating within Out Of Home Care (OOHC), NDIS standards/guidelines and Kirinari policies and procedures.This is a full-time permanent position to commence as soon as practicable. This position will require travel across the area.RequirementsTertiary qualifications relevant to the position (eg Social Work/Psychology/ Community Services)Demonstrated experience in casework practice (Child Protection /Out-of-Home-Care is highly regarded)Evidence of a holistic understanding of the complexity of the child protection and OOHC service system, legislation and the issues involved in providing services to statutory clientsDemonstrated experience in working with children and young people who have experienced trauma and/or have complex needsA knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal culture, values and the current issues faced by Aboriginal children, young people and their familiesA track record of working collaboratively and the demonstrated capacity to negotiate and liaise with internal and external stakeholders including, DCJ, other agencies and the communityAbility to plan, organise and prioritise work in a rapid paced responsive environmentProven highly developed interpersonal skills, emotional intelligence and excellent engagement skillsExcellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to maintain documentation to a high professional standardWhat's on offer?A fun and supportive working environmentFlexible working conditionsSalary packaging available (additional $15,900 tax free pa)Annual Leave (5 weeks) Learning and development opportunitiesRewarding career pathways with opportunities for further growthA salary will be negotiated with the successful applicant based on qualifications, experience and suitability for the position.Come join us!To join our vibrant teams please submit your resume and cover letter outlining your suitability, experience and relevant qualifications that pertain to the position.Applications close 5pm, Friday 5th November 2021.For more information, please contact the Complex Care Manager, Shane Rayner on 0414 635 204. 85000 AUD Port Macquarie 2444