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Practitioner - Foster and Kinship Care - Roma


Employer: Anglicare Southern Queensland
Work Type/s: Full Time
Classification/s: Family Services, Social Work, Youth
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Regional QLD

Job posted on: 09 September, 2019.
Applications close: 22 September, 2019.

About the Position

Anglicare’s Children & Families have a long history of providing family and children support services, including family intervention, foster and kinship care, counselling, relationship support and much more. Our Foster & Kinship Care Programs provide children and young people, who are not able to live with their own family, the opportunity to live in a safe nurturing family environment.

This essential service based in Roma, is currently looking for two full time Practitioners to join their team- focusing on identifying, building and maintaining a supported network for foster and kinship carers. The role is also responsible for ensuring carers develop the resilience and necessary skills to provide safe and supportive care to children and young people placed with them. There will be travel required throughout the region.

These vacancies are based in Roma, Western Queensland – NOT Roma Street, Brisbane.

About You

As an experienced Practitioner, your primary responsibilities in this role will be:

  • Building and managing a successful network of Foster & Kinship Carers throughout the region
  • Support and assist these carers to develop the necessary skills and resilience to be successful
  • Demonstrated experience in assessing complex and extreme needs of children & developing and implementing individual care plans
  • Delivery of effective training and facilitation of support groups
  • Ability to operate within child-centred frameworks
  • Participate in recruitment and onboarding of new carers
  • Completion of complex documentation on time and within required guidelines

With highly developed communication skills, you will also have:

  • The ability to apply effective and professional decision making skills in crisis situations
  • Exceptional interpersonal and relationship building capabilities
  • Previous experience in consultation and negotiation practices
  • Proven ability to work within a small team, in a collaborative manner
  • Highly professional attitude, personal presentation and expectations

Qualifications and documentation required:

  • Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Social or Behavioural Sciences or similar field
  • A valid Blue Card (Working with Children)
  • Current Licensed Care Service (LCS)
  • A current Queensland Driver Licence
  • Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment would be beneficial

What We Offer

Anglicare is committed to building a highly skilled workforce, assisted by a dedicated management team. We support our staff with learning and development initiatives, an employee benefits program and progressive human resources management strategies, and are recognised as a leading employer in the non-profit sector. You will also enjoy:

  • Working with a friendly and dedicated team of professionals in a collaborative and supportive environment
  • Significant and ongoing learning, to create genuine career growth and development plans
  • A workplace where supervision is an enthusiastic part of personal growth
  • The ability to increase your take home pay with salary packaging
  • A permanent, fixed term role in an established and high performing team
How to apply for this job

Show Your Interest

Click here to apply now and be rewarded with a position that directly and positively influences the quality of life for our clients; working within an organisation that values your professional contribution and personal well-being. Anglicare is committed to building an inclusive and diverse workforce and encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, LGBTIQ+ communities, people with disabilities and people with a lived experience of mental health issues. We promote a child-safe environment and are committed to providing on-going care and protection.

For further information please contact Helen McLeod on 0427 678 078.

Applications close Sunday 22nd September 2019.

Shortlisted applicants will be asked to complete a Pre-Employment Assessment that requires disclosure of pre-existing injuries, illnesses or conditions that could reasonably be aggravated by performing the duties of this position.