Navigator Case Manager
- Community Services Program
- Seymour location
- Part Time 0.7EFT, Fixed Term until 31st December 2020
For over 140 years, Berry Street has adapted to a changing world, and we will continue to adapt to achieve our purpose. We believe children, young people and families should be safe, thriving and hopeful. Our Vision for 2022: Together we will courageously change lives and reimagine service systems. We look forward to working with children, young people, families, carers, staff and partners to achieve this vision.
About the role:
Navigator is a voluntary support program funded by the Department of Education and Training to support disengaged young people (12-17 years of age) overcome barriers and successfully re-engage with education.
The program actively works with these young people providing assertive outreach and case management support to provide intervention and strategies for school/education re-engagement. This is facilitated by enhancing linkages to support services and professionals.
Navigator is part of Victorian Government’s Education State strategy and designed to reduce the number of vulnerable young people who disengage from main stream education. The Navigator program in Gippsland is delivered in partnership with Berry Street, VACCA, Save The Children and Take Two. The Navigator Case Manager will work within a multidisciplinary team of professionals to support young people who are struggling to engage in an education program.
The Navigator Case Manager will provide assessment, educational planning and ongoing support.
You will require the ability to:
- Work closely with key stakeholders to effectively engage and refer disengaged students
- Develop Individual learning and re-engagement plans
- Provide relevant data and reports regarding student disengagement and intervention outcomes in the local area
What Berry Street can offer you:
- A thorough induction program
- Ongoing training and development opportunities
- A great friendly team environment
- Access to the Employee assistance program, including access for staff members’ immediate family
- A focus on positive work/life balance
- Generous salary packaging benefits
- An organisation that genuinely cares about you
For further information about this role, please refer to the position description.
Queries to Linda Cuplan, Team Leader Education and Support Services on 5822 8100
Applications including resume, cover letter and statement addressing the key selection criteria to be submitted by 11pm Friday 29th March 2019.
Berry Street is committed to being a child safe, child friendly and child empowering organisation. In everything we do we seek to protect children. We are committed to the cultural safety of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children; children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds; children with a disability; children who identify with a sexual and or gender minority identity. We aim to ensure every individual is treated with dignity and respect regardless of their cultural background, ability, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, spirituality or religion.
Comprehensive reference and background checking will be undertaken, including a Working with Children Check and police check. Aboriginal people; people from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with a disability are encouraged to apply.