Care Coordinator - Out of Homecare. Part time 12 Months Max Term - Bunbury

WA Statewide, WA



Support Staff

LISTED: 22/05/2018
CATEGORY: Community Services & Development
LOCATION: WA Bunbury & South West
TYPE: Part-time Care Coordinator - Out of Home Care. 3 days per week, 12 months max term - Bunbury
About the Organisation 
Life Without Barriers is a leading social purpose, not for profit organisation working in more than 440 communities across Australia. We support children, young people and families, people with disability, older people and people with mental illness. We work with people who are homeless and refugees and asylum seekers.     

We want to employ people who reflect the diversity of our clients to ensure we can support each client's individual needs and wants. We encourage people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background and people with disability to apply.     
About the role
Responsible for developing and maintaining positive and effective relationships within the coordination of Out of Home Care services and programs with children, young people, families and other stakeholders.  This position is part of a larger care team and is responsible for assessing, planning, monitoring and reporting on service delivery to new and existing children and young people and carers.   

This role is part-time (3 days per week) for 12 months and based out of our Bunbury office.
Key Responsibilities
  • Assess referrals and coordinate the analysis of support need, planning and program development in consultation with Care Team
  • Develop and maintain functional and supportive relationships with children and young people in out of home care to promote positive outcomes
  • Coordinate the transition of children and young people into care in consultation with Care Team
  • Ensure effective communication around Life Without Barriers service provision with carers, families and key stakeholders including government agencies
  • Provide after hours on call support to teams when required
  • Provide leadership, modelling and mentoring for members of the Care Team
  • Recruit, assess, train and support primary and respite carers to ensure all children and young people receive appropriate and quality care and ensure carer agreements, probity and trainings are current
  • Ensure all paperwork, file notes and other records are kept up-to-date, including inputting information into the CIRTS database.
  • Maintain and update professional skills by actively participating in personal, professional, service development and training opportunities
Skills & Experience
  • Must have a tertiary qualification in Human Services or related discipline, or demonstrated extensive experience in a similar role
  • Experience of working in a leadership role in a human services organisation is highly desirable
  • Knowledge of working with children and young people within a State Legislation framework
  • Current Senior First Aid Certificate is desirable
  • A current unrestricted Driver Licence 
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills
  • Excellent written and computer skills for the creation of plans, programs, reports, correspondence and other documents
  • An ability to build relationships with diverse cultural groups and to work within frameworks considerate of cultural needs
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Salary Packaging benefits 
  • Position includes a laptop and mobile phone 
How to Apply
Include your resume and covering letter in one document, click 'Apply' and follow the prompts. For enquiries contact
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