Case Manager, Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander. Permanent Full Time - North Coast NSW

Life Without Barriers

NSW: Lismore & Far North Coast
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About the Organisation

We have a commitment to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people by hearing their voices and taking action in partnership with community direction. We are committed to supporting and increasing opportunity and improving outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals, families, and communities. We value your cultural heritage and so do our clients. It is vital for our clients to be able to connect with our employees who actively support them and are connected to land and country.

Life Without Barriers is a leading social purpose organisation of 8,000 employees working in more than 500 communities across Australia. We support children, young people and families, people with disability, older people and people with mental illness. We work with people who are homeless and refugees and asylum seekers. Join a community of people dedicated to breaking down barriers.   

We want to employ people who reflect the diversity of our clients to ensure we can support each client's individual needs and wants. We encourage people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background and people with disability to apply.

About the role

Responsible for an area that encompasses Bundjalung Land and Gumbainggir Land, you will work collaboratively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, young people, and their families to develop and implement case plans. With shared goals and dedication to reaching positive outcomes you will support our Family Based Care program. 

On offer is an attractive salary, a Tool of Trade car that can be used for both personal and professional use, a laptop and mobile phone and access to broad career development and education opportunities. We are passionate about our people and are deeply committed to helping you develop personally and professionally.

This Permanent Full-Time opportunity has the flexibility to be completed from home occasionally, with some travel days required to be out on the road to manage your case load.

Key Responsibilities 

  • Develop and implement high quality case plans or individual plans for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people
  • Develop and maintain functional and supportive relationships with children and young people in family-based care as well as their families in order to reach positive outcomes
  • Provide ongoing support and supervision to Foster Carers for children and young people in their care
  • Meet with clients and family members to gather input for case plans and ensure their views are represented
  • Participate in on call roster as required

Skills & Experience

  • Be of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander decent
  • Desire to pursue a rewarding career in working with children and young people in family-based care
  • Current NSW driver's licence


  • Car for work and personal use
  • Great tax benefits and monthly rostered days off
  • On-going training and development opportunities
  • Laptop and mobile phone provided

 Please note the following: 

  • Life Without Barriers considers that being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent is a genuine occupational requirement as outlined in section 25 of the Anti-Discrimination Act (1991) and permitted as a 'special measure' under section 8 of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth) and by articles 1(4) and 2(2) of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination.  
  • You will be required to provide contact details for a cultural referee who can comment on your knowledge of issues impacting on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities in contemporary society and your ability to communicate effectively and sensitively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The cultural referee must identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person.  
  • You may be requested to provide confirmation that you are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander.

Successful candidates will be required to clear probity checks including National Criminal History Record Check and Working with Children Check.

To be considered for and appointed to a position at Life Without Barriers, you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or hold a valid medical exemption certificate.  You will be required to provide evidence of your vaccination status during the recruitment process.

How to Apply

Include your resume and covering letter in one document, click ‘Apply’ and follow the prompts. For any enquiries including persons with disability that require adjustments, contact Joelene Green at

Applications close at 11:55pm on Wednesday, 13 July 2022

We are dedicated to playing our part to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and bring continuity of care and support to our clients. With this in mind, if you are successful, we will discuss with you an alternative to a face-to-face interview. 
Life Without Barriers supports the Royal Commission into violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with disability. We believe people with disability need to be heard and for these experiences to influence how support services like ours are delivered. View our statement here

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