JOB ALERT: Casework Manager

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JOB ALERT: Casework Manager

Are you looking to relocate to the vibrant Port Augusta community? We have  rare opportunity for the right candidate, a real opportunity to take the next step in their career or take the opportunity to help create a first of its kind transitional facility for Indigenous offenders within the Port Augusta area. Relocation expenses offered to the right candidate.

Kokatha People are the Traditional Owners of a large section of land in the north of South Australia. This area stretches from Lake Torrens in the East to the Gawler Ranges in the West. The Kokatha Traditional Owners’ Native Title area encompasses significant mineral deposits which are subject to current mining operations and future potential mining activities. The Native Title area also includes the townships of Woomera, Roxby Downs and Andamooka which are major service centres for this part of regional South Australia. 

Kokatha have been engaged to deliver a Community Transition and Learning Centre, Port Augusta. The centre will enable selected male Aboriginal offenders from rural and remote areas to create and or maintain their linkages and connections to Country, community, family and social networks within their communities. 

Kokatha people are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

Reporting to the Facilities Manager, this position is responsible in establishing the initial program individual clients will utilise while engaging with the Community Transition and Learning Centre. By developing a check board of an individual client’s life, this position will develop a plan to assist in the transition of individuals clients back into the community. This position is also responsible for helping individual clients solve a complex series of problems. By working on helping clients solve defined problems they will enhance the quality of the client’s life. 

Your key objectives include:

  • Develop a clear understanding of their assigned clients, from both a practical and holistic view.
  • Ensure plans and agreements are written up and negotiating these with clients and stakeholders to ensure the best possible outcome.
  • Establish a relationship and make contact as needed with services the client requires according to their agreed plan.
  • Ensure plans include setting schedules, timelines, tracking milestones.
  • Provide reports on progress for clients as requested to showcase the achievements of the program.
  • Conduct risk assessments and ensure paperwork is accurate and complete.
  • Assist Support Workers in linking client services, organising appointments and assisting clients with their Transition Plan.
  • Provide reports that analyse the effectiveness of the program and advise of any improvements that could be made to the Facilities Manager.
  • Interface with local agencies to develop interagency support for program and clients.
  • Collaborate with Facilities Manager to develop residential programs and weekly scheduling.
  • Enforce health and safety procedures

You will need the following to be successful in this role:

  • Aboriginality
  • Certificate IV Community Services or similar or willingness to obtain within 12 months of commencement.
  • Experience working in a similar job/ environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to engage & work effectively with Aboriginal people and communities.
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to engage with all stakeholders.
  • Effective time management and personal organisational skills
  • Competent user of Microsoft Office software, particularly Excel, Word and Outlook.
  • Ability to work independently, and as a team member
  • Ability to hold and maintain relevant security clearances such as National Police Check, Working with Children clearance etc.
  • Current valid Driver’s license, minimum of Class “C” or equivalent

Appointment to this position will be subject to a National Criminal History Record Check clearance. Two reference checks will be required including one recent supervisor.

We offer an excellent range of benefits including:

  • Non-profit status with salary sacrifice available to reduce tax and increase your take home pay
  • An opportunity to really make a difference in to the Kokatha Aboriginal community

To find out more please contact Julia Trendall, Abundance Human Resources, 040 153 6225.

To apply please submit your resume and cover letter via seek online or at the KAC office at 35 Flinders Terrace, Port Augusta.

Your cover letter must describe how you meet the following criteria:

  1. Strong contemporary knowledge of current Correctional industry within Australia
  2. Experience in effectively managing Casework practises within the Correctional industry
  3. How you feel you can provide services best suited to Male Aboriginal Prisoners

A merit selection process will be undertaken for this role in accordance with the KAC Recruitment & Selection Policy & Procedure. [link removed]

The closing date for this role is 16th November 2021.

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