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Foster and Kinship Care | Case worker

ProCare Australia

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~ $80,000
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Full Time
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"$70,582.72 PA + Superannuation + Salary Sacrifice."
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Full job description
  • Permanent fixed term 12 month contract
  • Enjoy benefits including 5 weeks annual leave
  • Salary Sacrifice is available - this benefit will increase your take home pay

The Organisation

Established nearly 90 years ago, our client is one of the largest national Not For Profit service providers offering a large range of services including youth, child and family, community housing, residential aged care.

The Role

On behalf of our client, we are seeking a qualified and experienced Foster and Kinship Care Case Worker. In this role you will recruit, train and support Carers. You will engage and deliver intervention to children & young people in family based placements.

This is a Permanent fixed term 12 month contract role located in Maryborough, QLD. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Undertake carer recruitment, training and assessment, participate in the development of and undertake tasks in relation to carer recruitment plans for the service; deliver information sessions and pre-service training for prospective carers; complete assessments and reassessments of potential and current carers; provide ongoing support to carers.
  • Collaborate with key community support services to negotiate family support plans and undertake placement coordination activities that meet the individual needs of the child, young person, adult and their family.
  • Utilise a range of assessment, crisis intervention, short term intervention skills and therapeutic approaches to provide both therapeutic and practical support services to families and individuals.
  • Provide direct in-home support services to families, including the provision of after-hours and ‘on-call’ services on a rotational basis or as required.
  • Work sensitively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff, children, young people, families and communities to provide culturally inclusive services and achieve sustainable outcomes within a culturally safe environment; assist to reduce the over-representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in care; work collaboratively with communities to keep children and families safe and connected to culture.

To Be Successful

  • Bachelor Degree qualification in social work, psychology, social sciences or a related
  • Applied knowledge and understanding of child protection and out-of-home care
    frameworks, including knowledge of, or the ability to acquire knowledge of the
    Child Protection Act 1999.
  • Minimum two years’ experience in the provision of care services to children,
    young people and their families in statutory care.
  • Demonstrated experience in providing training to carers and applying
    assessment, crisis intervention and short term intervention skills and therapeutic approaches.
  • Current Blue Card or ability to obtain
  • Current National Police Clearance or willing to obtain one
  • Hold a Licensed Care Service (LCS2) checks or willing to obtain one
  • Current QLD driver's license

Salary and Benefits

You will receive benefits including 5 weeks of annual leave.

$70,582.72 PA  + Superannuation + Salary Sacrifice.

Salary packaging (also known as salary sacrifice) is an arrangement between you and your employer where you pay for some items or services straight from your pre-tax salary. You can salary package computers, cars, childcare and super, for example. This can reduce your taxable income and put more money in your pocket.

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Job details
Date posted
3 Jul 2020
Social Work & Community Services
Child Welfare & Family Services
~ $80,000
Contract type
Work type
Full Time
Job mode
Standard/Business Hours
Work Authorisation
Australian Citizen/Permanent Resident

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