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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:

We are looking for Live-In Carers -see below at the end of this page for details.

We are also currently looking for a Head of Client Service and 2 Managers for Out of Home Care. See details below:

MANAGER - OUT OF HOME CARE (2 positions available)

The Burdekin Association (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 aged between 9 and 24 and their families on Sydney’s Northern Beaches and Inner West suburbs.

This role - Manager of Out of Home Care, has the responsibility for overseeing the Out of Home Care Program, case work and related processes of this program.  You will also be responsible for ensuring a high standard of case work across the company while providing support to the Case Managers to achieve their outcomes.

MAIN ACCOUNTABILITY

  • Oversee all casework, including case planning and case plan review for the Out of Home Care clients
  • Supervise and support the Team Leaders within the residential care program.
  • Oversee client referrals, assessment, intake within the Out of Home Care Program
  • Oversee Mandatory Reporting processes, Risk Assessment and Management Planning across the Out of Home Care Program
  • Ensure that the Case Planning and Management process is effective, strategic and conductive to the client’s needs
  • Provide evidence of quality-of-life outcomes achieved for each client through regular data collection and reporting
  • Develop and provide leadership in line with the company values and strategic direction
  • Mentor, train and coach Case Managers and provide monthly formal supervision to team members
  • Demonstrate a positive, solution focused, trauma informed and innovative approach to service delivery
  • Develop and maintain positive working relationships with clients and their families where appropriate.
  • Ensure that the program meets all legislative requirements and that this is reflected in the Policies and Procedures

KEY COMPETENCIES & EXPERIENCE

  • Degree in Social Work or other relevant Tertiary Education
  • Extensive knowledge of the Out of Home Care Legislation and Accreditation Process
  • Experience in managing financial, budgetary, compliance requirements and accreditation within Out of Home Care
  • Must have Operational Management Experience
  • Ability to manage relationships with funding bodies, Juvenile Justice, Education and Health
  • Previous experience and understanding of working in Out of Home Care, particularly within a residential care setting.
  • Current driver’s license and use of own car for work purposes
  • Working with Children’s check and National Police clearance

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. 

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Head of Client Service

The Burdekin Association (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 aged between 9 and 24 and their families on Sydney’s Northern Beaches and Inner West suburbs.

This role - Head of Client Service, is responsible for leading the Customer Service Division. The Customer Service Division exists to deliver exceptional experiences for every client, every day and ensure a person-centered approach to everything we do. You will provide strategic direction and technical expertise to the Customer Service Division, to successfully deliver a range of complex services and ensure they are compliant, financially sound, and aligned to the Burdekin Association’s Strategic Plan.

MAIN ACCOUNTABILITY

  • Responsible for leading, managing and directing all operational activities of the organisation and are accountable for the overall profitability of the operational Customer Service activities.
  • Responsible for the successful delivery of multiple complex services within Client Services operations
  • Provide leadership in realising the vision, mission, values and strategic direction of the organisation
  • Develop, implement and maintain detailed strategies for the organisation’s operational effectiveness, and ensures the effective implementation of strategies across the division
  • Has ultimate responsibility for decision-making and is expected to provide expert advice in all areas of Client Services operations
  • Operate within financial delegation

KEY COMPETENCIES & EXPERIENCE

 3 years Executive level experience or 5 years demonstrated senior management experience preferred

  • High level executive competence, including demonstrated capacity to deal with complexity across organisation
  • Ability to lead and drive strategic change & innovation
  • Extensive leadership skills, with a proactive, supportive and inclusive management style
  • Advanced competency in working within the human services sector, particularly with children and young people, people with a disability and/or mental illness
  • Sound understanding of Out of Home Care, Homelessness and the relevant legislations.
  • Passion for supporting the Human Rights of venerable people
  • Advanced understanding of risk management and compliance
  • Ability to find innovative solutions to overcome barriers, with the ability to manage critical incidents, lead under pressure and maintain resilience
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to engage and influence key stakeholders internally and externally
  • Expert knowledge of business processes, including the ability to own and manage a budget, read/prepare financial data & reports, and sound record keeping & compliance skills
  • Strong technical & computer literacy with proven ability to use Microsoft office and reporting systems
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to engage and influence key stakeholders
  • Sound understanding of budgeting and financial operations
  • Comprehensive knowledge of person-centred principles and outcomes focused support

 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. 

 

For general inquiries about positions with us please contact Min Zuo at min.zuo@burdekin.org.au. Any questions can be directed to Min at this address.

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