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Carer Support - Out of Home Care


The Organisation

An exciting opportunity has become available to work for ACT Together, part of Barnardos Australia, one of Australia’s leading children’s charities. We are looking for full time and part time Carer Supports for the Care Program based in Bruce, ACT.

The Role

Reporting to the Manager, the Carer Support will effectively offer emotional and practical support to all Foster and Kinship Carers and their families. The primary focus of the support, while child-centered, is on the carers and their families.

The Candidate

The ideal Carer Support will have:

  • Identify indicators of trauma in the children and provide support to carers on how to manage this effectively and implement therapeutic practices
  • Ensure the annual household reviews are completed properly and in a timely manner
  • Ensure carers and Barnardos staff are working collaboratively in meeting the needs of the child/young person
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with Foster/Kin Carers and maintain regular contact with carers via face-to-face and other communications (email, phone etc.)
  • Be able to use well developed communication skills including the ability to address difficult issues in an appropriate and respectful manner.

Barnardos works closely with Aboriginal Partnership Agencies in the community, and would welcome application from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates.

Salary: (Base & Superannuation)

$65,946 - $67,382 base (including FBT packaging) + benefits + Super.

Additional information

To be considered for roles with Barnardos you will need to have (or be willing to have conducted) a National Police Clearance, current Working with Children check Clearance (or APP number) and for the ACT a Drivers History Check, Working with Vulnerable People Card and CYPS Check.

How to apply

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