Tumbelin Case Manager - Limestone Coast


About us:

Baptist Care SA works collaboratively with South Australians from all walks of life. We provide Camping and Adventure Programs, Disability Services, Homelessness Services, Out of Home Care and Youth, Family and Community Programs. We are committed to finding a way forward for everyone we serve and supporting them to achieve their life goals. We find ways to make people's lives better.

About the role – Full-time max term contract until 30 June 2026  

Tumbelin is an adventure-based experiential-learning program for young people aged 13 to 18 which aims to reduce harms associated with comorbid substance use (alcohol and other drugs) and mental health issues. Using an outreach framework, we support prevention and early intervention activities and promote evidence-based information about drug and alcohol use through education. As the case manager you will be working with groups up to 10 young people to conduct adventure therapy-based day programs, overnight and multi-day camps, as well as 1:1 support to participants and their family/significant other.  

Key responsibilities will include, but will not be limited to:

  • Deliver Tumbelin in accordance with the Country SA Primary Health Network (PNH) Contract, Project Plan and ensure all deliverables, including client outcomes, targets, reports, and other outputs meet the Contract and Plan standards and milestones.
  • Contribute to the design, documentation, implementation, administration and ongoing development of an explicit practice framework which describes the Tumbelin Case Management Model, including work directives.
  • Facilitate adventure therapy sessions and actively participate in adventure based experiential learning activities, including bushwalking, rock climbing, kayaking caving, mountain biking etc.
  • Undertake intake, assessment, and case management with clients.

About you:

You take pride in your ability to create connections with those around you. You are energetic, dynamic and thrive in an autonomous environment where every day is different. You are someone who has a deep understanding of the complex needs and behaviours that our clients have, including the comorbid nature of AOD addiction, mental health and trauma. Being the epitome of “outdoorsy”, you will thrive supporting young people to create positive, healthy relationships with themselves and others.  

You will also have the following skills and experience:

  • Relevant degree qualification and/or a diploma with demonstrated experience (minimum 3 years) in social work, psychology, education, counselling, youth work or a related field.
  • Minimum Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drug Counselling (or willingness to work towards this or an equivalent qualification)
  • Industry-recognised certificates and/or qualification in outdoor disciplines (e.g., bushwalking, kayaking, rock-climbing, mountain biking) including overnight endorsement is highly regarded

Specific Requirements:

Baptist Care SA is committed to the safety and protection of all children and vulnerable people and as such applicants will be considered in accordance with our safety practices and suitability.

You will be required to have, or be willing to obtain: 

  • A current and valid DHS: Child-Related Employment Screening/ WWCC
  • A current and valid National Police Clearance
  • Training – Safe Environments for Children and Young People ‘Through their eyes’
  • Training – Apply First Aid (min HLTAID003)
  • Training – SMART Trauma Informed Care (Australian Childhood Foundation) and/or Youth Mental Health First Aid is preferred
  • Ability and willingness to travel within South Australia as required
  • Ability to work outside of normal office hours will be required
  • A valid full South Australian drivers’ license (C Class)

Why work with us?

Baptist Care SA offers a flexible and supportive environment where you are encouraged to be the best version of yourself.

You’ll also receive:

  • A competitive salary on the SCHADS Award (Level 4, starting from $82,038pa) + super
  • Salary packaging in addition to increase your take home pay 
  • A corporate health plan with BUPA offering discounted health insurance 
  • Employee Assistance Program 
  • Support for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander employees cultural and community obligations, including NAIDOC Leave and up to five days Paid Cultural Leave

We do not accept applications via email, however, for more information, please see our website, or reach out to Melanie Hall at mhall@baptistcaresa.org.au for a confidential discussion.

Please note, screening and interviews may take place prior to the closing date – applications may also close before this date.

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Fixed Term - Full Time

Job no: CZDN427129

Location: Limestone Coast, Mt. Gambier

Closing Date: Sunday, 26 May 2024