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Foster Care Caseworker

Employer: MacKillop Family Services
Work Type/s: Full Time
Classification/s: Family Services, Social Work
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Sydney

Job posted on: 06 July, 2018.
Applications close: 20 July, 2018. (Expired)

Become part of our evolving agency where you can join MacKillop in our commitment to providing high quality services and positive outcomes for young people and their families.

Located in Blacktown, the program operates across the Department of Family and Community Services Western Sydney and Nepean Blue Mountains Districts and include foster care, kinship care, specialist youth homelessness, HYAP, early intervention and case management services. These services are funded through the permanency support, specialist homelessness services and early intervention and placement prevention programs.

The Foster Care Caseworker is responsible for providing high quality and effective case management services within a therapeutic and trauma informed model for children and young people in foster care and supporting, supervising and assessing foster carers to ensure placements are safe, nurturing and child focused.

If you have tertiary qualifications in social work or a relevant discipline with demonstrated experience in casework with at risk youth within OOHC in residential or foster care settings or a similar child protection/ early intervention background and a good grasp of the child protection frameworks we would be keen to hear from you.

This role will also require you to:

  • Work collaboratively with other internal services and external support programs and stakeholders
  • Conduct client visits, assess carers, accurately record all key interactions and case notes to ensure compliance
  • Develop and review case management and behaviour support plans and work alongside carers building their capacity to meet the needs of the foster care child

Benefits on offer

  • A competitive base salary with a generous $15,900 salary sacrifice and superannuation
  • Opportunities for internal training and career development including the Sanctuary Model and Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI)
  • A trauma informed organisation culture with the office located close to public transport

If you are passionate about making a difference and assisting vulnerable children and young people to achieve positive outcomes and you have gained the working experience we require, then this could be the rewarding opportunity for you.

For a copy of the Position Description and the application form please see the attachments below. For more information view the the ‘Careers’ section of our website

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