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Carer Support and Recruitment Specialist

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.

About this role 

This role is office based role in our Brookvale Office. The successful candidate  is expected  to travel regularly to Inner West. This position will suit applicants based in the Inner West (or surrounding suburbs) or the NorthernBeaches.

The Carer Support and Recruitment Specialist will support Burdekin foster carers from the point of authorisation through to and during placement. You will be a part of close knit the Carer Support Recruitment team. Your day to day duties will include following

  • collaborating on recruitment and retention strategy for carers
  • driving recruitment camaigns,  including facilitation of information nights, one on one info sessions, and training sessions for prospective carers
  • conducting carer assessment
  • providing regular individual and group support to carers
  • supporting delivery of ongoing carer specific training around managing challenging behaviours  and trauma informed care

The role reports to The Carer Support and Recruitment Coordinator and will be expected to participate in the organisations oncall roster.

ESSENTIAL 

  • Relevant tertiary degree qualification in social work or social sciences and/or relevant experince
  • Experience working with foster carers
  • Volunteer program and community services sector knowledge
  • Excellent communication skills including written, verbal and IT and an ability to engage with a wide range of people, including caregivers, professional staff, and community organisations
  • Demonstrated assessment, analytical and report writing skills
  • Supervisory skills and demonstrated experience being able to provide coaching and one-to-one training to carers
  • Demonstrated ability to work under pressure, manage competing demands and respond/support a Carer day-to-day issues and crisis situations
  • Exceptional organisational and time management skills and capacity to work independently and cooperatively within a team structure
  • Knowledge of the issues faced by children and young people in the Out of Home Care and wider Child Protection sectors.
  • Knowledge of the consequences of trauma which is associated with child abuse and neglect
  • Current Working with Children Check and Police Check
  • Current NSW Driver’s License

DESIRABLE:

  • Previous experience working with children and families in Child Protection and Out of Home Care (OOHC)
  • Step By Step carer assessment registration or similar
  • Trained in Shared Lives carer pre-authorisation training or demonstrated ability to deliver training

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

As part of your application along with your CV and addressing the job description essential criteria, you will be required to submit a piece of analytical writing (no more than a page). This can be a redacted excerpt from a previous assessment or some other piece of writing that demonstrates your analytic and assessment report writing skills.

Sydney
CBD, Inner West & Eastern Suburbs
Community Services & Development
Child Welfare, Youth & Family Services
$85,000 - $99,999
Full time

New

Therapeutic Specialist

SCHADS Industry Award 2010 Level 6 & salary packaging

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.

About this role - Therapeutic Specialist

The Therapeutic Specialist has responsibility for the therapeutic plans of children and young people as well as for the facilitation of care team meetings, assessment, formulation and service coordination. In addition, The Therapeutic Specialist will meet with clients to provide brief and/or ongoing therapy or intervention if in the child’s best interests.

The Therapeutic Specialist will:

  • Provide clinical expertise in trauma-informed therapeutic care
  • Participate in learning and development activities including practice supervision
  • Review, maintain and implement the organisation’s Therapeutic Framework
  • Lead the development and regular review of client Behaviour Support Plans
  • Mentor and support case managers, youth workers and others within the organisation.
  • Provide brief interventions and/or therapy to clients where appropriate.
  • Be responsible for transferring therapeutic knowledge into their organisation including facilitation of monthly reflective practice sessions for direct care staff
  • Work in community-based settings to prevent the breakdown of OOHC placements
  • Work with program managers and staff to ensure consistent application of the organisation’s Therapeutic Framework

The Therapeutic Specialist will ensure that consistent quality therapeutic care is delivered to children and young people across Burdekin’s services. The Therapeutic Specialist will communicate with case managers, Team Leaders and Managers to monitor the wellbeing, progress, change of circumstances and outcomes of children and young people.

ESSENTIAL CRITERIA:

  • Tertiary qualification in Psychology, Social Work, Social Sciences or similar.
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in a Therapeutic Care setting or working in clinical environment with children and young people in OOHC.
  • An ability to select and utilise relevant theoretical frameworks and tools in formulating suitable psychosocial assessments of children and young people and the ability to work with Care Managers and youth workers to implement therapeutic interventions
  • Knowledge of the issues faced by children and young people (12-24) in the Out of Home Care and wider Child Protection sectors
  • Understanding of the actions required to maintain a safe working and living environment for service users, staff members, and others visiting the residential setting
  • Current registration with the professional body relevant to their qualification.
  • High Level interpersonal, conflict resolution, assessment and problem solving skills.
  • Current Working with Children Check and National Police Check.
  • Current NSW Driver’s Licence.
  • 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

To apply for this role, you are required to submit your resume and a cover letter addressing the essential criteria.

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. 

Sydney
CBD, Inner West & Eastern Suburbs
Community Services & Development
Child Welfare, Youth & Family Services
$100,000 - $109,999
Full time

New

Team Leader

We are looking for two full time permanent enthusiastic leaders who shares our values, provides an excellent customer experience, and have a genuine passion for the youth support sector.

About us

The Burdekin Association is an organisation with strong ties to its community, making use of local knowledge and expertise to deliver trauma-informed and person-centred services.

About role 

Your duties will be to:

  • Supervise the day to day running of the home to ensure household duties are completed and the property and grounds are maintained;
  • Monitor and update staffing rosters to ensure cost effectiveness and adequate staffing levels to maintain care 24 hours a day and meet the needs of residents;
  • oversee property acquisition and fit outs and responding to other property and operational issues within these settings
  • oversee planned and unplanned client moves;
  • Ensure the delivery of quality service provision to children and young people in Burdekin’s care. Coordinating all activities associated with the residential home, ensuring an emotionally positive and physically stable environment for staff and residents.
  • Promote and support the delivery of person-centered services in line with The Burdekin Association’s values, vision and strategic directions.
  • Provide leadership and motivation to direct care workers through by offering support and
  • demonstrated understanding of Behaviour Support Plans, Case Plans, Placement Plans and general Burdekin policies and procedure.
  • Measure the outcomes of children /young people placed in residential care by assessing their overall development;
  • In consultation with the Program Manager, assist in the management of reportable conduct matters and as delegated, liaise with the relevant statutory authorities to ensure appropriate steps are taken to ensure that young people in Burdekin approved care are safe and are being cared for in accordance with the required standards

About you - Essential criteria 

  • Degree in relevant field
  • 3 years of experience in leadership role
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience of providing social work services to clients including complex cases
  • Experience working with children and young people homeless or at risk of homelessness
  • Two years experience working within OOHC, preferably within residential settings.
  • Demonstrated experience in program review and enhancement

Why join Burdekin 

  • Lead a team to help improve life of others
  • In return for your services you will receive a generous package of up to $99,000 depending on experience
  • Significantly increase your take home pay with NFP salary packaging
  • Become part of small and rapidly growing organisation who celebrate diversity and where everyone is appreciated for who they are.
  • Access to EAP and other benefits

*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.

Sydney
CBD, Inner West & Eastern Suburbs
Community Services & Development
Child Welfare, Youth & Family Services
$85,000 - $99,999
Full time

New

Out of Home Care Manager

MANAGER - OUT OF HOME CARE (Based in Inner West / Northern Beaches)

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 in collaboration with other OOHC Managers.  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 Megan Davenport (megan.davenport@burdekin.org.au).  Any questions about the position can be directed to Megan 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.

Location: CBD, Inner West & Eastern Suburbs
Type: Full time
Industry: Community Services & Development
Child Welfare, Youth & Family Services

BURDEKIN FOSTER CARERS NEEDED
for 9-18 year olds

We need Burdekin Foster 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