Fostering Case Worker

Churches of Christ

Mar 13th, 2023
$ 40.83 - 43.94 / Hour

Fostering Case Worker

Churches of Christ, Children, Youth & Families,Bundamba

Fixed-term, full-time opportunity

Come work for one of Australia’s largest and most diverse not-for-profit organisations and actively engage and deliver intervention and therapeutic supports to children and young people in family-based placements.

Highlighting the importance of this role for our team:

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

Reporting to the Team Leader, the Fostering Case Worker is 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 phone/email and conducting home visits;
  • Liaising with stakeholders including the Department, counsellors, school, medical professionals.

Remuneration for this role is $40.83 – $43.94 per hour commensurate with experience. This fixed-term opportunity is due to cease September 2023.

What you can bring to the team:

You are passionate about the welfare of children & young people 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 is able to work autonomously and manage competing priorities.

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:

  • 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;
  • National Police check and Blue Care or the ability to acquire.

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

Employee Benefits:

As a not for profit entity, our employees can package up to $18,549 p.a.of their taxable income before your income tax is calculated. Up to $15,900 p.a. on every day expenses (such as mortgage payments, rent, groceries, bills and insurance) plus up to $2,649 p.a. on meal/entertainment benefits.

By being such a large organisation, we are also able to offer a range of compelling benefits. Including but not limited to:

  • Five (5) weeks of annual leave and the ability to purchase more;
  • Discounts through our large network of retail partners including:
    • JB Hi-Fi,
    • The Good Guys,
    • Goodlife Health Clubs,
    • Bupa Health,
    • Plus many more;

To apply

To apply for this position please click the Apply Button. For further information, please contact Stephanie Amos or Vicki Bork on 07 3282 5401.

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

Applications close: Tuesday 28 March 2023

If you require alternative methods of application or screening, you must approach Churches of Christ directly to request this, as we're not responsible for the employer's application process.

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