Case Manager (0.8 FTE – 1.0 FTE) Parental Leave Cover Centacare Catholic Family Services


Early intervention outreach service focused on strengthening parenting capacity to improve family functioning and child safety with children under 18 years of age based at Noarlunga.


The Role

The Case Manager is responsible for working in partnership with families, DHS, Department for Child Protection (DCP) and other professionals in a multidisciplinary team setting. The Case Manager will provide collaborative therapeutic case management, including practical in-home supports, parenting skill development, connection to community and culture, and advocacy to address child safety risk factors. The Case Manager is the families’ key worker, integrating the multidisciplinary approach. 

The service aims to safeguard children in their family by
• Establishing safety
• Increasing parenting capacity
• Strengthening family functioning and
• Strengthening family connections to natural and community supports and culture.

This is a Parental Leave Replacement for opportunity from the 11th of December 2023 to the 6th of September 2024. 

See attached Position Description for full details.


  • Social Work Degree or equivalent
  • Knowledge of Child Protection Legislation
  • Current Driver’s Licence
  • Valid Department of Human Services (DHS) Working with Children Check (previously known as ‘Child-Related Employment Screening Clearance’)


  • Experience working with vulnerable families with complex needs
  • Case Management Experience
  • Sound theoretical knowledge of the impact of childhood trauma and factors affecting attachment as well as relevant therapeutic interventions

What’s in it for you

  • SCHCADS Award 2010 Level 5 $47.50 per hour + super
  • Generous salary packaging to help increase your take home pay
  • Meal and entertainment card option available
  • Highly skilled multidisciplinary team
  • Experienced and supportive leadership
  • Ongoing training and development opportunities
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • 6 weeks parental leave for primary carer and 2 weeks for secondary carer
  • Health insurance discounts with Bupa

Who we are

Each year, we support more than 30,000 people through community services in metropolitan and regional South Australia, operating within a strong ethical framework. We are client focused and provide support regardless of race, economic circumstance, sexual orientation, gender identity, religious belief or ethnic background. Centacare is a Child Safe, Quality Accredited Organisation and is a registered NDIS provider. We value the uniqueness of individuals, we consult, collaborate and operate with integrity and professionalism. Centacare is committed to cultivating a harmonious workplace free from harassment and discrimination. Equal opportunity principles align with our mission, vision and values. We believe that treating our workers fairly has a positive impact on our clients and maintains our reputation as a great place to work.

To learn more about us, click on the video Centacare Catholic Family Services – Our Story

How to Apply

Please submit your resume and cover letter (as one document) outlining how you meet the requirements of this role as outlined in the position description. To access the position description or submit your application click on the Apply button.

For a confidential discussion about this opportunity please contact Michelle Warner, Senior Manager, on 08 8159 1430.

Applications Close at 5pm on Monday, October 30th 2023.

Applicants from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

With respect, no agencies please. 



Centacare Catholic Family Services

Job Salary

Part time