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Team Leader & Senior Case Manager (Intensive Family Services)

Employment Office

About the Organisation and the Intensive Family Support program

Lutheran Community Care (LCC) provides community services on behalf of the Lutheran Church in SA and NT through a range of programs including emergency relief, financial counselling and wellbeing, family support and education, foster care, housing and family shelter, and refugee services.

Funded by the Federal Government, the Intensive Family Support program is an intensive home and community based family support service offered to highly vulnerable families in the NT and APY lands. The program focuses on improving outcomes for children aged 0-12 in families referred through Child Protection Income Management (CPIM).

About the Opportunities

Lutheran Community Care now has 2 x opportunities available for Social Workers to join the Intensive Family Support Services team based in Hermannsburg, Northern Territory (or Ntaria as it know by the local Aboriginal people), approximately 130kms from Alice Springs.

  • Team Leader - Intensive Family Support Service - This is a full-time, 2 month contract position available for an immediate start. Contract extension is a possibility after this time.
  • Senior Case Manager - This is a full-time, contract position to June 30, 2020. It is available for an immediate start with contract extension a possibility after this time.

The key aim and objective of these roles is to:

  • Support referred families to improve their ability to protect and care for their children using a strengths-based approach;
  • Coordinate support with case planning and assessment; and
  • Conduct planned home/ family visits in locations of choice as part of the IFSS team.

Day-to-day this will include (but not be limited to):

  • Assisting families to address identified issues threatening their parenting capacity and other factors contributing to their disadvantage;
  • Assessing the priority and providing appropriate responses to families that demonstrate high and complex needs;
  • Advocating for clients with relevant government and non-government agencies to assist in achieving positive outcomes; and
  • Providing an integrated intervention service that responds to the needs of clients referred to the programs.

The Team Leader will perform the same responsibilities as the Senior Case Manager, with the added responsibility of supervising the Intensive Family Support Services team. As such, previous supervisory experience will be a requirement for this particular role.

To view the full position descriptions for these roles, please click 'apply now'.

About the Benefits

Lutheran Community Care employs over 100 staff across South Australia and the Northern Territory in a wide range of job roles that all help support the community. A career with Lutheran Community Care offers exciting rewards and challenges to those who want to make a difference to communities and people in need.

The Senior Case Manager will be offered a competitive remuneration package circa $68,310.32-$71,384.97 + super, commensurate with skills and experience.

The Team Leader will be offered a competitive remuneration package circa $74,475.44-$77,716.08 + super, commensurate with skills and experience.

Each position will also have access to a range of additional benefits including:

  • Accommodation assistance (negotiable if applicable);
  • Vehicle for work and personal use (negotiable if applicable); and
  • Generous salary packaging options to increase your take home pay.

The organisation prides itself on providing a working environment where staff and volunteers are supported to grow both personally and professionally. It provides ongoing learning and development opportunities to all staff to equip them to succeed in the delivery of the highest standards of services.

These are once in a lifetime opportunities for experienced Social Workers to help 'Close the Gap' in Indigenous health and wellbeing in a highly remote location. If you are interested in learning more, we want to hear from you - Apply Now.

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Social WorkerEmployment Office
Location Darwin
Job Reference Number 112535
Classification Social Worker
Sub Classification Social Worker
Job Type Contract/Full-Time
Estimated Salary Package Not Applicable
Closing Date 13-07-2019

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