Care Coordinator - Western Sydney
Parramatta | Western Sydney
- Rare Opportunity to Make a Difference in a Purpose-Led Organisation
- SCHCADS Award, Level 5, $44.92 + super + tax-free salary packaging benefits
- Not-for-Profit Salary Packaging Benefits increasing total pay package.
- Office based in Parramatta and involves travel to meet client needs
The St Vincent de Paul Society is a leading provider of community support services, who’s key values is to shape a more just and compassionate society.
We believe our employees are key to our success and offer Learning and Development programs to enhance and grow your career across a range of teams and services. Our staff are recognised for their achievements and are offered promotional opportunities on a meritocracy basis within a supportive, friendly and values driven team environment and culture.
Your New Role:
Join a fabulous values-based culture as a Care Coordinator, where you can make a positive impact by providing enhanced coordination of care and direct high-level specialist support for clients with complex needs. Use your knowledge and skills in the AOD sector to effectively provide tailored care to support individuals experiencing drug and alcohol issues.
- undertake person centred comprehensive assessment & 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.
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 (may sometimes need to provide client transportation)
- It is a condition of employment that you comply with the Society’s Pandemic Policy - COVID-19 and Public Health Orders in order to work in or enter Society facilities. In accordance with our policy, you will be required to provide evidence of your vaccination status or a valid medical exemption as part of the resourcing process.
Don’t wait - apply now, we are interviewing applications as we receive them. Submit your application with a resume and cover letter which addresses the key requirements of the Position Description.
If you have questions about this role, please email to Andrew McCrudden (Team Leader) on Andrew.McCrudden@vinnies.org.au, quote: Care Coordinator VIN2791.
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. Prior to an offer of employment, candidates will be required to complete the pre-employment checks including a Police check & Working with Children check.
St Vincent de Paul Society (NSW) is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and is committed to engaging a diverse workforce. We take pride in the diversity of our people and encourage applications from people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds, people with disability, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, people who identify as LGBTQIA, candidates of any or no religious beliefs and applicants of all ages.