Case Manager (Family Based Care). Permanent Full Time - Newcastle

Life Without Barriers

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NSW: Newcastle, Maitland & Hunter
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About the Organisation

We have a commitment to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people by hearing their voices and taking action in partnership with community direction. We are committed to supporting and increasing opportunity and improving outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals, families, and communities. We value your cultural heritage and so do our clients. It is vital for our clients to be able to connect with our employees who actively support them and are connected to land and country.

Life Without Barriers is a leading social purpose organisation of 8,000 employees working in more than 500 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. Join a community of people dedicated to breaking down barriers.   

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

As a Case Manager within our Family Based Care team located in Newcastle, your role will involve close collaboration with children, young individuals, carers, and families to meticulously formulate and execute individualized case plans. These plans are designed to actively advance and champion the permanency objectives for the children and young individuals under our care

To thrive in this highly rewarding opportunity, you'll need a background in working with Children & Young People in out-of-home care, coupled with expertise in managing complex caseloads.

This is a Permanent Full Time position offering a blend of on-site and remote work arrangements - Regular travel to the locations of the Children, Young People, Families and Carers is a requirement of this role, and a company vehicle is provided for this.

Key Responsibilities 

  • Develop and implement high quality case plans or individual plans for children and young people in care.
  • Develop and maintain functional and supportive relationships with children and young people in family-based care as well as their families to reach positive outcomes.
  • Support and monitor placements and ensure carers participate in the case planning process and assist them to implement the strategies outlined in the case plan.
  • Meet with clients and family members to gather input for case plans and ensure their views are represented.
  • Ensure compliance with all internal policy and procedure, statutory and contractual requirements in relation to management of service delivery.

 Skills & Experience

  • Relevant bachelor’s degree in social work, Social Welfare, Psychology, Nursing or Mental health (A qualification is desirable but not essential for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff with appropriate experience and willingness to undertake further training)
  • Demonstrated experience in case planning with children and young people
  • Experience in OOHC or child protection preferred
  • Working understanding of the NSW Permanency Support Program
  • Experience working autonomously in implementing therapeutic case plans for multiple clients concurrently
  • Current driver's licence

To be considered for and appointed to a position at Life Without Barriers, you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with a minimum of two (2) doses or hold a valid medical exemption certificate, in accordance with Life Without Barriers Employee COVID-19 Vaccination Policy. You will be required to provide evidence of your vaccination status during the recruitment process

Successful candidates will be required to clear probity checks including National Criminal History Record Check and Working with Children Check.


  • Do work that matters at one of Australia's largest social purpose organisations
  • Generous Salary Packaging Benefits – claim up to $15,900 per year, tax free!
  • Company Vehicle + Monthly RDO

How to Apply
Include your resume and covering letter in one document, click ‘Apply’ and follow the prompts. For any enquiries including persons with disability that require adjustments, contact Kristy Crowe at

Applications close at midnight on Thursday 7th December 2023 AEDT

Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as applications are continuously reviewed prior to the closing date; and as such the closing date is subject to change without notice.

We are dedicated to playing our part to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and bring continuity of care and support to our clients. With this in mind, if you are successful, we will discuss with you an alternative to a face to face interview. 

 Life Without Barriers supports the Royal Commission into violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with disability. We believe people with disability need to be heard and for these experiences to influence how support services like ours are delivered. View our statement here

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