Case Worker – Foster and Kinship Care ~Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander

  • Company:
    Churches of Christ
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
  • Posted:
    2 days ago
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Churches of Christ in Queensland, Children, Youth and Families, Maryborough

This position is an identified position for an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person only.

About the role

In this role you will be responsible for carer recruitment and 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 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;
  • Providing behaviour management training and support;
  • Liaising with stakeholders: The Department, counselors, school, medical professionals.
  • About you

    You are passionate about the welfare of children and achieving the absolute best outcomes for them.

    Your excellent communication and interpersonal skills enable you to build rapport with a wide range of people. You are compassionate and naturally empathetic toward vulnerable individuals. Others describe you as highly approachable and a problem solver who can think quickly on your feet to make the right decisions.

    You have comprehensive knowledge of legislative requirements and effortlessly promote a culture of compliance.

    To be suitable for this position, your qualifications 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 including knowledge of The Child Protection Act 1999.
  • 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.

    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). 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. For further information, please contact Eve La Rosa on 41200600.

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