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Branch: Canberra

CatholicCare is looking for an experienced and enthusiastic Case Manager for our youth residential program – STEPS: Supporting young people (13-18 years of age) Through Early Intervention and Prevention Strategies

Competitive salary and benefits and working within a dynamic team.

Based within the Allied Health Services Portfolio.

CatholicCare and Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) ACT work in partnership to deliver the STEPS program. The STEPS Program provides 24-hour residential support to young people aged 13 to 18 years who experience moderate to severe mental health distress. The program is a step up/step down model working within a case management framework to assist young people to identify recovery goals and work towards these with their CAMHS clinician and other supports, including family.  The program assists young people across the ACT. The Role

The STEPS Youth Case Manger provides quality Case Management which is client focused and strength based. The aim of this role is to build resilience and coping strategies in dealing with mental health issues through early intervention, collaborative engagement, service coordination, information/education, short term therapeutic interventions, referral and advocacy. This position requires effective time management, stakeholder engagement and administration skills. You will be required to work with minimal supervision, as well as working effectively within a large team. If you would like to work with us to make a positive difference in people’s lives - we want to hear from you!

What we offer

Rewarding opportunities exist for enthusiastic people seeking meaningful careers; helping people in the wider community in a diverse range of program areas. CatholicCare's employment benefits include a generous salary packaging option, free parking, and professional development in a family friendly environment.

About us

CatholicCare is the social services arm of the Catholic Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn. Our mission is to provide quality services to people by promoting healthy, inclusive communities through relationships, partnerships and collaboration while adhering to our values of Solidarity, Stewardship, Respect, and Excellence.

Ideal person

The ideal person we are looking for has:

  • Tertiary qualification(s) in a related field, i.e., Psychology, Social Work, Mental Health, etc. Minimum qualification requirements are Diploma level in a related field and/or at least 3 years’ experience in working with complex young people and/or families.
  • Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills, organisational time management skills Ability to respond appropriately to crisis situations and to clients presenting with complex issues
  • Hold a current drivers’ license, a current Working with Vulnerable People card and be willing to undergo a police check.
  • Competent in the use of Information Technology.

You will also be required to undergo a National Police Check.

To be considered for this role you will be also required to hold:

  • a current driver’s licence, and
  • a Working with Vulnerable People Card
  • Attach an updated resume
  • Address each criteria above in a covering letter (no more than 2 pages).

To Apply

To apply you must:

  • Complete the CatholicCare Employment Application Form
Applications that do not meet the above requirements will not be considered.

Please send your applications to: Neha Kumar – Mental Health Programs Manager Email: Phone: 6163 7600

Closing Date: COB Friday 3rd February 2023

CatholicCare has a commitment to child safeguarding and zero tolerance to child abuse.  CatholicCare is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. Applications are strongly encouraged from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people; people with a disability; people who identify as LGBTIQ; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.