Foster Care Placement Support Worker

Foster Care Placement Support Worker

Mount Gambier
$65,000 – $70,000
Full time
About the role: is seeking an experienced Foster Care Placement Support Worker (FCPSW) to work collaboratively as a team member to engage and deliver services and support to foster care households and children in placement across Mount Gambier and Limestone Coast area. As part of this you will:

  • Assist Manager with planning and co-ordination of program activities.
  • Identify and contribute to program/service delivery performance outcomes.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of frameworks, policies, procedures and other resources to achieve outcomes.
  • Manage risk in accordance with policies and procedures and Legislative requirements.
  • Work effectively with the Manager and other members as part of ‘one team’.
  • Work collaboratively, developing respectful and compassionate relationships with internal and external stakeholders to deliver high quality outcomes e.g. Department for Child Protection, birth parents, carer household, professionals and/or other carers or significant community people.
  • $65,000- $70,000
  • Full Time
  • Five (5) weeks annual leave
  • Salary packaging benefits and 10% employer contribution to superannuation.
 Qualifications, Experience and Attributes:
  • Tertiary or formal qualifications and/or demonstrated experience in Social Work, Social Science, Community Services or a related field.
  • Demonstrated experience in case management, case noting, assessment and referral.
  • Demonstrated experience in project management.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the effects of trauma and abuse, attachment issues and behaviour management in relation to children in care.
  • Demonstrated experience in delivering training programs and presentations.
  • Demonstrated use of self-reflective practices that build understanding of how personal experiences shape values, beliefs and responses to children, families and colleagues
  • Demonstrated understanding of confidentiality and privacy, including the principles of sharing information about children and families.
  • Demonstrated experience in effective communication both oral and written with a broad range of people from a variety of backgrounds.
How to apply

You may apply through SEEK, or email

In support of your application please include:

  • Subject line: Your Name: [FCPSW – MTG]
  • A cover letter outlining your reasons for applying and addressing the essential qualifications and experience relating to the position description.
  • Include a current CV/Resume with contact details for two (2) referees, one (1) of whom is/was a direct line manager.

For a copy of the position description or for more information please call Dani Atkinson Manager Foster Care Service on 08 8724 5400.

People of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are encouraged to apply.

Applications close 21 June 2020.

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