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Fostering Case Worker Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander

Location:
Hervey Bay Region

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Churches of Christ in Queensland, Children, Youth and Families, Maryborough

Permanent opportunity

Imagine reassuring a child that they are not alone.

About the role

Reporting to the Team Leader, you will be responsible for monitoring the quality of care being provided to children and young people living in family-based placements.

You will be the go-to person for carer suitability assessments including initial and renewal carer assessments.

No two days will be the same in this diverse role, however, your day-to-day responsibilities will include:

  • Coordinating the referral and matching processes;
  • Carer planning activities and the provision of ongoing support, monitoring and supervision;
  • Corresponding with carers via the phone/email and conducting home visits;
  • Liaising with stakeholders including the Department, counsellors, school, medical professionals.

You will be a part of heartfelt practitioners who aim to give children and young people a positive journey through care.



About you

You identify as either Aboriginal or torres Strait Islander. You are passionate about the welfare of children and achieving the absolute best outcomes for them.

With an empathetic nature you are compassionate toward vulnerable individuals. You are approachable, and a good problem solver who can think quickly on your feet to make sound decisions.

Excellent interpersonal skills are part of your skillset enabling you to build rapport with internal and external people and stakeholders easily. In addition, you have comprehensive knowledge of legislative requirements and can promote a culture of compliance.

To be suitable for this position, your qualifications for the role will consist of:

  • Undergraduate degree in Social Work, Psychology, Social Sciences or a related discipline;
  • Applied knowledge and understanding of child protection and out-of-home care frameworks;
  • Demonstrated experience in providing training and a range of supports including positive behaviour support, crisis management and self-care strategies.

Importantly, you will be someone who closely aligns with our organisational values of: Unconditional Love, Continual Innovation, Mutual Trust and Wise Stewardship.

Who we are

We offer over 200 services in more than 100 communities, positively impacting around 45,000 lives each year. Our care services range from children, youth and family services, early intervention and protection, affordable housing, and seniors and support living, making us one of Australia's largest, most diverse not-for-profit organisations.

We provide a range of services to children, youth and families ranging from foster and kinship care to residential and supported independent living services. We provide support for more than 2,800 children, young people and families each year. Over 800 dedicated foster and kinship carers help us provide a vital safety net for these young people.

Imagine working for us

Our values encourage us to be accepting of differences and embrace all. Our size and variety offers you real choice and opportunities to grow your career. You'll also find we offer a family friendly work culture.

Remuneration packages come complete with salary-packaging benefits that can increase your take-home pay along with a generous five weeks of annual leave and the ability to purchase more (for eligible employees). To ensure your career can grow, we are constantly exploring innovative training and development programs. Most importantly, you will help us to positively impact the lives of thousands of vulnerable Australians. Just imagine that.

To apply

Please apply below with a resume and cover letter or direct on our website at: www.imagineyourcareer.com.au

For further information, please contact Amanda Killen on 41200600.

We actively encourage and invite applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people for all our positions.



Applications close: We will be assessing applications as they are received for a commencement data as soon as possible.





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