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Fostering Case Worker

Churches of Christ in Queensland - Caboolture, QLD

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work
Source: uWorkin


Churches of Christ in Queensland or Care, Children, Youth and Families, Caboolture

Fixed term, full time opportunity

Imagine helping people make the most of life.

About the role

In this rewarding 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. Please note this is a fixed term role expected to end on 6 of December 2021.

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;
  • Providing behaviour management training and support;
  • Liaising with stakeholders: The Department, counsellors, school, medical professionals.

About you

Excellent interpersonal skills are part of your expansive repertoire enabling you to effortlessly build rapport with people. With a naturally empathetic disposition you are compassionate toward vulnerable individuals. You are highly approachable, an adept problem solver who can think quickly on your feet to make apt decisions.

With effective communication skills, you are capable of liaising comfortably with a range of internal and external stakeholders. You have comprehensive knowledge of legislative requirements and effortlessly 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 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.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the historical and contemporary issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people;
  • Proven ability to effectively and sensitively engage with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, coupled with a strong understanding of cultural and societal issues that impact upon them.

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 operate 23 retirement villages across Queensland and Victoria all with personally tailored care and a range of lifestyle options. We promote an independent lifestyle where residents can age-in-place with privacy and dignity. Residents have access to a range of social and hospitality services including, in some locations, medical transport ensuring residents are able to visit specialists and attend hospitals when needed.

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

To apply for this position please click the Apply button. For further information, please contact Le-Anne Torrens on 07 5490 6400

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

Applications close: Monday 21 June 2021

Caboolture, QLD

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work


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