Placement Support Worker - Out of Home Care
- Two full time positions until 30 June 2018 – (Possibility of extension dependent on funding)
- Based in Christies Beach
- Southern Metro wide service
- Supporting children in foster care placements & working as part of a team in child protection
Are you eager to make a difference for young people and children who are in foster care placements? Do you have a passion for foster care and want to work with foster carers to ensure that the needs of children in their care are met and that the child develops and grows? If you’re looking for a role to utilise your case management and social work skills in a dynamic environment then we have a great role for you!
You will be a part of a supportive team of 15 Foster Placement Support Workers and deliver a service to over 170 foster care households and 400 children in placements in the Kangaroo Island to metro Adelaide. You will provide Foster Carers with strengths based assessment and ensure families have access to resources needed to meet the needs of children in their care. You will build effective relationships with other team members, birthparents, Department of Child Protection, all members of the carer household and other professionals. You will genuinely embrace care and show warmth towards people.
Your knowledge of trauma and children’s behaviour will support you to promote the positive development of children and young people. You will support the collaborative functioning of the care team around the child and ensure that the foster care environment is safe for the child.
To be a successful applicant you will have:
- A degree in Social Work / or tertiary qualifications in Social Science, Community Services or a related field.
- Child Safe Environments (Mandated reporting certification).
- Experience in working with children/ children under guardianship of the minister.
- Experience in working with families in a community service setting.
- DCSI and National Police Clearance.
- Willing to undergo a pre-employment medical and psychometric testing.
As an AnglicareSA employee you will enjoy the benefits of working in an organisation which adheres to its clear values and behaviours in everything it undertakes. You will build relationships with like-minded people who all have a main focus to improve the lives of our customers.
You will benefit from in-house training and professional development opportunities because we support your growth and passion. You will also have access to attractive salary packing which means your take home pay is increased, discounted retail shopping options, gym memberships and Corporate Health Insurance.
How to Apply:
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To apply please enter your details below and attach your resume and cover letter.
When applying, please ensure you address the demonstrable requirements/competencies in your covering letter.
For further information please contact Michelle Blackwell on 8186 8927.
Applications close 9am Monday 15 January 2018.
We encourage applicants from Aboriginal and all other cultures.
Please Note: It is mandatory for the successful applicant to provide a National Criminal History Check and DCSI Child Related Employment Screening Check prior to commencement.