Welcome to Lutheran Care. We are an energetic, forward thinking and values driven, not for profit organisation, providing support to people who need it most. Our organisation offers a wide range of programs and services and we support communities through responding to the needs of individuals and families, community development, learning opportunities, accommodation and disability support. Current programs include Homelessness and Housing, Community Connections, Community Hubs, Community Visitors Scheme, Elcies Disability Care, Emergency Relief, Financial Counselling, Family Support and Education and Foster Care.
The Community Connections Program is funded by the Department of Human Services (DHS). The CCP supports people aged 18 to 64 years, living in South Australia whose independence and quality of life is at risk because they are disconnected from necessary support and face heightened vulnerability due to social isolation.
Individuals who meet the criteria will engage in a short to medium term supported program that will work with CCP participants to overcome their identified challenges and increase their independence through social inclusion activities, as well as through building social and support networks.
The aims and objectives of the Community Partner role will be to utilise your extensive knowledge of the local community and case coordination skills to achieve program outcomes; assisting participants to identify barriers to forming social connections and provide support to engage in inclusion and capacity building activities.
The duties of this role include:
- Deliver client centred, strengths based Case Coordination
- Write goal plans in consultation with participants and support participants to achieve these goals.
- Regularly complete assessments and monitor and review goal plans with participants.
- Meet regularly with participants and address relevant issues as they arise.
- Assist and advocate for participants to address life-controlling issues that have contributed to their isolation through relevant referrals.
- Accurate data entry to support the service in achieving Key Performance Indicators.
- Complete comprehensive, professional case notes finalised within allocated timeframes on the relevant database/s.
- Identify and develop key relationships and networks to achieve goals, and improve outcomes for participants and service delivery methods.
Relevant qualification or specialised skills to perform at this level.
- Sound understanding and application of Trauma Informed Practice
- Ability to provide client centred, holistic and strengths based case coordination support
- Strong skills in time management, setting priorities, planning and organising own work to achieve specific objectives.
- Excellent interpersonal skills to negotiate and liaise effectively with staff, clients, volunteers, internal and external partners and service providers.
- Excellent organisational skills and a demonstrated capacity to work flexibly and within tight timelines
- Well-developed computer literacy, including experience with data base and electronic case notes Ability to plan, organise and direct resources to meet goal plans, referrals and group activities requirements/deadlines
- Proven ability to operate within a continuous improvement framework.
- Ability to work independently and demonstrate initiative.
- Proven ability to work in a team environment
- Ability to evidence culturally sensitive and respectful work practice
ATTRIBUTES THAT ARE DESIRABLE BUT NOT ESSENTIAL
- Experience, knowledge and understanding of the current community sector services.
- Senior First Aid certificate.
- Understanding of basic mental health issues.
- Knowledge/understanding of issues that impact on individuals, families and the community.
- Training in Safe Environments for Children and Young People
All applications must include a Cover Letter and current Resume.
For a copy of the full Job Description, please visit our website – https://www.lutherancare.org.au/vacancies/
The successful applicant will be required to undergo a NDIS Workers Screening Check, a DHS Working With Children Check, as well as a current Safe Environments for Children & Young People certificate. You must hold a current and unrestricted South Australian Drivers License and possess a registered roadworthy vehicle available for work use (employees reimbursed for work travel). In addition, the successful applicant will be required to provide evidence of COVID-19 vaccination or a medical exemption.
Lutheran Care is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and those from culturally diverse communities. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are encouraged to apply.
If you’re excited to join an innovative and professional team, we want to hear from you!