Care Coordinator, Nepean Blue Mountains

Job No: VIN2389
Location: Based in Penrith

  • Maximum term contract until 30 June 2024, full-time
  • Based in Penrith, involves travel to areas within the Nepean Blue Mountains region to meet client needs
  • A current, unencumbered NSW Driver Licence
  • SCHCADS Award, Level 5, hourly rates range from $41.89 to $43.89 depending on qualifications and experience

What we do

The St Vincent de Paul Society is a leading provider of community support services and has been assisting people experiencing disadvantage in NSW for more than 130 years. Our people reach out to the most vulnerable in our community through our Conferences, Special Works and Vinnies shops. The Society’s mission is to shape a more just and compassionate society by offering a ‘hand up’ approach to people in need respecting their dignity, sharing our hope and encouraging them to take control of their own destiny. 

About the Service

The Continuing Coordinated Care Program (CCCP) provides specialist support and is part of the Health Team that is responsible for state-wide management of excellent health services.  CCCP is a model of care for people in NSW who are experiencing AOD use issues. The Program’s objective is to provide continuing care and intensive outreach support that assists people to access and maintain their engagement with treatment services while helping them to address other complex needs.

The Role 

The Care Coordinator will deliver the services in accordance with the CCCP.  Your knowledge and skills in the AOD sector will be key to being able to effectively provide tailored care support to individuals experiencing drug and alcohol issues.  

The Care Coordinator will:

  • undertake person centred comprehensive assessment and care planning in conjunction with persons seeking support
  • work in partnerships with referring staff and agencies
  • develop, promote and implement referral pathways and facilitate access to range of community-based health and non-health service providers.
  • ensure treatments are targeted and culturally appropriate for Indigenous Australians including linkages to appropriate services.
  • maintain accurate client records, case notes and other data as directed and required.
  • provide direct support and referral in the particular focus areas of employment, training/education, daily living skills, homelessness/housing, social engagement and participation and family and community reconnection.

This role will report to the Team Leader, CCCP Western Sydney and Nepean Blue Mountains.  You can find more information about this role in the the attached Position Description.

To be successful in this role, you will need:

  • Relevant tertiary qualification/s or VET sector qualification and significant ongoing experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in coordinating care for persons with complex support needs (including in particular AOD support needs co-occurring with serious mental health issues and other issues such as homelessness, trauma, contact with the criminal justice system and family and cultural separation).
  • Demonstrated ability to undertake assessment including utilising standardised tools.
  • Demonstrated ability to work therapeutically with clients (e.g. provide therapeutic (treatment) interventions).
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct self in a professional, ethical and non-judgmental manner.
  • Willingness to work within the established CCCP, the Society’s AOD Model of Care and the Society’s Client-centred Service Delivery Model.
  • Knowledge of, and ability to access, a range of relevant community resources.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team and to work independently and unsupervised.
  • Computer literacy skills including experience in computerised data collection.
  • NSW driver licence.

Prior to an offer of employment, preferred candidates will be required to complete the pre-employment checks including a Police check, Working with Children check, Health Declaration and/or a medical check, right to work in Australia check. The Society is committed to being a Child Safe organisation, further information can be found in the Society’s commitment to Safeguarding Children & Young People.

If you have questions about this role, please email to Andrew McCrudden (Team Leader) on Andrew.McCrudden@vinnies.org.au, quote: Care Coordinator – Nepean Blue Mountains/VIN2389.

Applications close at 11 pm on 27 June 2021

Please submit your application online, attach your Resume and answer the screening questions below the job ad.   

St Vincent de Paul Society (NSW) is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and is committed to engaging a diverse workforce. The Society strongly encourages applications from people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background, people with disability, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds and mature aged applicants.

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