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Location
Epping, Frankston and Sunshine
Job Function
Other
Area of Focus
Community & Economic Development Rural Development
Salary Range
$34.81671 to $37.87662

Case Manager

Employer: Brotherhood of St Laurence

Type: Casual Sector: Not-for-Profit & Community Organisations Job Level: Senior Level

Summary of program and its objectives:

The Retirement and Ageing Division at the Brotherhood of St Laurence provides residential services, independent living accommodation for people on low incomes and home based services for older people and people with disabilities living in their homes.

The Retirement, Ageing and Disability Strategic Plan 2015 -2020 clusters around seven strategic priorities that will guide our work over the next five years:

  • financial security and sustainable livelihoods
  • community building and social engagement
  • ageing in a complex technological and information society
  • wellbeing and care
  • cognitive decline and dementia
  • competition and the market
  • a body of reliable knowledge to inform policy and practice

The Brotherhood aims to be the leader in community care in Victoria, not only in the provision of quality services but also in undertaking research, policy development and advocating on behalf of our consumers and the sector. At the Brotherhood the focus is enabling consumers to flourish. Our service model is based on the Enhancing Capabilities Approach which ensures that residents/ consumers experience a trusting environment that provides the opportunities and choices that enable them to live lives they have reason to value. This encompasses valuing diversity including individual cultural preferences, sexual orientation and gender identity. Professional person centred care and appropriate support is provided to maximise consumer independence and autonomy.

Brotherhood Community Care (BCC) includes:

  • Home Care packages (HCP) supports people with complex physical and/or psychological needs, including frail, older, vulnerable people and people with a disability, to live in the community by providing advisory, case management and support services. These services are delivered across various sites in Melbourne, currently North West Melbourne and Southern Melbourne.
  • Brotherhood Home Care (BHC) provides services within a person’s home through the provision of personal care workers who provide in-home assistance and support to access the community.

Main responsibilities of the role:

The Case Manager position consults and works with consumers, their carers, service providers as well as the Brotherhood Home Care team to provide integrated high quality services in accordance with funding and legislative requirements.

Critical to the success of this role is to work as per our Consumer Directed Care Model (CDC), within a person-centred, customer focused and active service framework to maximise consumer wellbeing and choice whilst maintaining an allocated caseload to a high standard. Brotherhood’s model assumes all consumers have the ability to self-manage their home care packages.

To meet the selection criteria, candidates will require:

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications in Nursing (Division 1), Welfare, Occupational Therapy, Psychology, Disability, Psychiatric Nursing, Physiotherapy, Social Work or other related discipline.
  • Proven experience in person centred case management and a reablement approach in the aged care and/or disability sector including provision of support to people with dementia.
  • Significant experience in the development of person centred planning and the ability to demonstrate a clear understanding of case management, assessments, networking and advocacy
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Well-developed time management and organisational skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work autonomously as well as collaboratively as a team member to achieve goals
  • Demonstrated knowledge and competency in Microsoft Office Programs including Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Current Victorian Drivers Licence.
  • Understanding of and empathy with the values and ideals of the Brotherhood
  • Experience in using The Care Manager (TCM) software
  • Marketing and/or sales skills.

This is a casual position and hours will be on an as required basis. Multiple locations available.

Salary will be in the range of $34.81671 to $37.87662 per hour for casuals plus 25% casual loading based on skills and experience plus superannuation. Attractive salary packaging provisions are available to increase take home pay.

A copy of the position description and screening questionnaire can be downloaded at https://www.bsl.org.au/about/careers/jobs/ . For further information about the role phone Sam Renk on 9422 5643.

As part of the Brotherhood’s recruitment and selection process, applicants will be required to undergo pre-employment checks as required, applicants will be subject to, but not limited to, the following checks: National (and International if applicable) Police Check, Victorian Employee Working with Children Check, Right to Work in Australia, Disability Worker Exclusion Scheme Check and current professional registration.

A full position description can be found below.

Download 20180216%20Case%20Manager%20PD.pdf

How To Apply

Applicants are required to submit a resume and complete the screening questionnaire. Applicants who do not complete the screening questionnaire will not be considered for shortlisting.

Email written applications to: recruitment@bsl.org.au

Applications close: Friday, 22 February 2019 at 5:00pm

The Brotherhood of St Laurence has a vision of an Australia free of Poverty. We embrace, and value, diversity of culture, working arrangements, sexual orientation and gender identity to ensure our workforce is representative of the community that we work within. We promote a workplace that actively seeks to include and welcome unique contributions of all people. We embrace and celebrate the value of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff, their skills and contribution to our organisation.

Deadline: 22/02/2019 Contact: Sam Renk Email: recruitment@bsl.org.au Phone: 03 9066 1004