Fostering Case Worker



Fostering Case Worker View Position Description 76 hour fortnight with a Paid Day Off Five weeks annual leave with the ability to purchase more Salary packaging benefits that greatly increase take-home pay Churches of Christ in Queensland, Children, Youth and Families, Mount Isa Permanent, full-time opportunity 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. 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. Importantly, you will be someone who closely aligns with our organisational values of: modelling unconditional love; behaving with integrity; and being good stewards. 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.

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22 Sep 2019


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