Lifestyle Solutions need a Case Manager in Bella Vista

Written by carecareers

Lifestyle Solutions is seeking an experienced Case Manager to join their strong, passionate and supportive team in Bella Vista.

As a Case Manager you will develop case plans, provide assessments, counselling and support for children and young people as well as provide initiatives and strategies in collaboration with managers, outside agencies, team leaders, and all support staff.

This is a Full Time position, and the ideal candidate will have a tertiary qualification in human services or similar, with experience in working with children and young people in out-of-home care, people with a disability or people with a mental health issue.

Closing date: 8 June 2012

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Talia’s story – new TV ad launched by carecareers

Written by Rhonda Yanitsas

carecareers has launched a new television ad today about Talia, a young girl with cerebral palsy. With the support of a team of allied health professionals Talia has achieved a number of her life goals. Her story, and the team work in supporting her, is shared in this new ad.

Watch her story and please share it with your friends and colleagues. We hope you enjoy it!

A big thanks to The Campaign Palace and The Feds for the production of the ad.

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The reason I get out of bed in the morning

Written by carecareers

“I’ve been working with people with a disability since I was 14. As a lot of adolescent girls do, I was babysitting for extra pocket money, in Armidale, where I grew up. One of the kids I was babysitting turned out to have a disability. When I was 14 and 9 months (thus officially able to work) I got registered as her respite carer.

Now, 13 years later, I am a Case Manager for the St Vincent de Paul Society’s Mary MacKillop Outreach.

After I finished school, I started uni and was working in home care to get me through study. But I thought I was only doing it til I got a “real job.” I ended up moving to Sydney because I got a “real job” as a personal assistant in a big office in the city, but I lasted my 12 month contract and then I was gone so fast! It turns out I am not suited at all to office work like that. It was really dull. I went straight back to work in the disability and community care sector.

For me, the sector is a safe space. As a rule the staff I’ve worked with are more socially aware and accepting. You can be as gay as you like, have whatever colour hair, be from any cultural or religious background… Just do your job well…”

Read Emily’s full carecareers story or learn more about frontline support roles in the disability and community care sector.

 

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