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Come and work with an amazing team in The Northern Beaches and Inner West Sydney regions. We are a fun, compassionate, dedicated and inspiring bunch, who are committed to improving the welfare of children and young people in our community.

Jobs available:

Case Manager Specialist - for the full job description please click on the role or see below including how to apply.

Case Manager - for the full job description please click on the role or see below.

Case Managers Inner West - for a job description please click on the link or see below.

Youth Support Worker Inner West - for a job description please click on the link or see below.

Case Manager Specialist

SCHADS Industry Award 2010 Level 5 + salary packaging

The Burdekin Association Inc. is a community based not for profit organisation. The primary aim of the organisation is to prevent youth homelessness and family breakdown through providing a range of innovative accommodation, care and support services to young people and families. Following our recent expansion into Sydney’s Inner West we are seeking additional Case Managers to support these services.

Candidates with previous Case Management experience in out of home care are strongly encouraged to apply. We will be shortlisting and interviewing as we receive applications.

Work alongside a team of specialised case managers to support the delivery and compliance of contemporary case management practices; promoting our service delivery to reflect a needs based and trauma informed approach.

Reporting to the Manager OOHC, you will be responsible for (but not limited to):

  • Ensure service delivery is compliant with internal policy procedures, relevant standards and legislative requirements.
  • Drive the process of case planning and permanency planning for young people in the case management team.
  • Working alongside young people and their families to identify permanent placements through Family Findings and exploring restoration.
  • Coordinating the completion of assessments and collection of outcome data as required for reporting and care planning.
  • Guiding and supporting case managers within case management practices.
  • The development and maintenance of internal and external partnerships and networks to assist client advocacy and service delivery.
  • Contribute to the Strategic and Operational Planning of the organisation.
  • Managing a small case load may also be a requirement of this position.

ESSENTIAL CRITERIA:

  • Relevant tertiary degree qualification in social work or social sciences.
  • At least four years post-graduation case management experience.
  • Demonstrated experience working with young people who have experienced complex trauma.
  • Previous experience working with families and young people who have been in contact with the child protection system.
  • Previous experience supervising staff.
  • Able to provide a cleared National Police Check
  • Able to provide a current Working with Children Check (paid work clearance)
  • Current NSW driver’s license and a comprehensively insured vehicle

DESIRABLE:

  • Experience in the Out of Home Care Sector
  • Experience working with complex and challenging young people; and people at risk of homelessness

How to Apply:

Please send your resume, referee details and cover letter addressing the selection criteria to Min Zuo at min.zuo@burdekin.org.au. Any questions about the position can be directed to Min at this address.

The Burdekin Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Applications are encouraged from people with culturally & linguistically diverse and Aboriginal & Torres Strait Island indigenous backgrounds.

 

Case Manager 

SCHADS Industry Award 2010 Level 4 + salary packaging

The Burdekin Association Inc. (www.burdekin.org.au) is a community-based not-for-profit organisation. We aim to prevent youth homelessness and family breakdown by providing a range of innovative accommodation, care and support services to young people and families on Sydney’s Northern Beaches and Inner West suburbs.

Candidates with previous Case Management experience in out of home care are strongly encouraged to apply. We will be shortlisting and interviewing as we receive applicants.

About this role - Case Manager

You will be reporting to OOHC Manager and working alongside a team of case managers, supportive specialists and Youth Workers to provide person-centered case management to young people come to our service, to ensure that the young person’s day-to-day needs are met, encourage and support active participation in education & program activities, and facilitate development of the young person’s personal & living skills.

ESSENTIAL CRITERIA:

  • Relevant tertiary degree qualification in social work or social sciences.
  • At least two years case management experience.
  • Ability to work with young people and their families in a respectful and caring manner
  • Work with challenging behaviors
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Demonstrated administration and computer skills
  • Available to participate in an on-call roster
  • Able to provide a cleared National Police Check
  • Able to provide a current Working with Children Check (paid work clearance)
  • Current driver’s license and a comprehensively insured vehicle
  • Eligible to work in Australia

DESIRABLE:

  • Experience in the Out of Home Care Sector
  • Experience working with complex and challenging young people and young people at risk of homelessness

How to Apply: Please send your resume, referee details and cover letter addressing the selection criteria to Min Zuo at min.zuo@burdekin.org.au. Any questions about the position can be directed to Min at this address.

The Burdekin Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Applications are encouraged from people with culturally & linguistically diverse and Aboriginal & Torres Strait Island indigenous backgrounds. 

 

Case Manager Inner West Job Description

Applications can be submitted via SEEK (click here) or email your application directly to HR Inner West: katherine.spijkers@burdekin.org.au

SCHADS Industry Award 2010 Level 4 + salary packaging

The Burdekin Association Inc. is a community based not for profit organisation. The primary aim of the organisation is to prevent youth homelessness and family breakdown through providing a range of innovative accommodation, care and support services to young people and families. Following our recent expansion into Sydney’s Inner West we are seeking additional Case Managers to support these services.

Candidates with previous Case Management experience in out of home care are strongly encouraged to apply.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

  • Tertiary Qualifications in Social work or relevant related discipline
  • Demonstrated assessment and case management ability
  • Ability to work with young people and their families in a respectful and caring way
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Demonstrated administration and computer skills
  • Available to participate in an on-call roster
  • Current driver’s license and a comprehensively insured vehicle
  • Current Working with Children Check and willingness to undergo Police Check

DESIRABLE:

  • Experience in the Out of Home Care Sector
  • Experience working with complex and challenging young people; and people at risk of homelessness

The Burdekin Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Applications are encouraged from people with culturally & linguistically diverse and Aboriginal & Torres Strait Island indigenous backgrounds. 

The application form will include these questions:

  • Do you have a current Police Check (National Police Certificate) for employment?
  • Do you have a current Australian driver's licence?
  • Do you have a current Working With Children (WWC) Check?

 

Youth Support Worker Job Description

Applications can be submitted via SEEK (click here) or email your application directly to HR Inner West: katherine.spijkers@burdekin.org.au

The Burdekin Association Inc. is a community based not for profit organisation. The primary aim of the organisation is to prevent youth homelessness and family breakdown through providing a range of innovative accommodation, care and support services to young people and families. Following our recent expansion into Sydney’s Inner West we are seeking additional Support Workers to support these services - full-time, part-time and casual roles are available.

This position is responsible for the meaningfully engagement of young people aged 12-18 years old, with the aim of meeting the developmental, cultural and care needs of the young people by ensuring young person's day to day care, actively participate in program activities, supporting the young person's case plan and developing their personal skills.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE SUPPORT WORKER WILL INCLUDE:

  • Effectively engage with young people in a range of activities to assist them to develop their skills
  • Work under general direction in the application of procedures, methods and guidelines
  • Solving problems of limited difficulty using knowledge, judgement and work organisational skills
  • Provide person-centred support to young people
  • Support, supervise, organise and participate in activities with young people within and outside of the home
  • Work with young people and case managers in developing young people’s independent living skills
  • Participate (where appropriate) together with the case manager in the development of case plans with the young people to promote life skills, engagement in social activities and addressing any additional needs (i.e. mental health, behavioural)
  • Work sensitively, professionally and with confidentiality when engaging with young people, carers, family and other support networks
  • Promote and support the delivery of person-centred services in line with The Burdekin Association’s values, vision and strategic directions

SELECTION CRITERIA:

  • Relevant qualification min. Certificate IV in Community Services, Youth Work or equivalent
  • Knowledge of trauma and impact on behaviour
  • Effective negotiation / mediation skills
  • Knowledge of relevant Child Protection legislation
  • Must be able to complete 24hr shifts
  • Current Working with Children Check and Police Check; or willingness to complete these checks

DESIRABLE

  • Experience in the Out of Home Care Sector
  • Experience working with complex and challenging young people
  • Current unrestricted Class C NSW Drivers Licence. Minimum Green Provisional Driver's Licence
  • Comprehensively insured vehicle

To apply please submit your resume as well as a cover letter detailing your experience and qualifications against the selection criteria.

The application form will include these questions:
  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in Australia?
  • Do you have a current Working With Children (WWC) Check?
  • Do you have a current Police Check (National Police Certificate) for employment?
  • Have you completed a qualification in community services?

LIVE-IN FOSTER CARERS NEEDED
for 9-18 year olds

We need carers who can provide the safety, stability and care needed to make a positive difference to a young person’s life. You will live in our property in the Northern Beaches or Inner West Sydney regions (rent-free) and receive 24/7 support and ongoing training, as well as an allowance while caring for one or two young people.

The application process includes attending training sessions and undergoing checks required by law to work with children.

For more information please call Michelle at The Burdekin Association on 02 8976 1777.

Become a Carer - NSW - The Burdekin

Northern Sydney and the Inner West Sydney regions

Become a Carer with The Burdekin Association

The Burdekin Association is a community based, not for profit organisation in the Northern Sydney and Inner West areas of Sydney that offers a range of support and accommodation services to young people aged between the ages of 9 and 18 years.

Urgently seeking individuals and couples 25 years and over of all back grounds who are interested in providing long-term and respite live-in care for our young people living in the North Sydney, Northern Beaches and Inner West areas.

The Burdekin Association Carer role: -

We’re searching for people with a passion for improving the lives of children and young people. Maybe you’re a student studying within the community services/welfare sector? Maybe you’re a retiree with a focus on helping to improve the quality of life of young people in care? At The Burdekin Association we are looking for live-in carers with experience in, interacting with young people with various behaviours and needs.

Learn how you can make a difference and enquire about becoming a Burdekin carer today.

Overview:

  • Live-in long-term as well as respite care positions available.
  • Caring for young people between 9-18 years of age. 
  • Live rent free in the Northern Beaches/North Sydney/Inner West Sydney areas.
  • Receive a carer allowance.
  • The Burdekin Association will support you to continue your study or work whilst in the caring role.
  • Receive comprehensive training and support - 24/7 support provided.
  • You MUST get a Working With Children Check and a National Police Check.

We encourage applicants from all back grounds to care for the diversity of young people we have in our service.

For more information, please contact our Carer Support Coordinator: -

Michelle: 02 8976 1777. Alternatively, you can visit our website on www.burdekin.org.au or email: Burdekin.admin@burdekin.org.au