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Program Manager - Permanent Care - Barnardos


The Organisation

An exciting opportunity has become available to work for Barnardos, one of Australia’s leading children’s charities. Barnardos Australia builds relationships between children, young people, their families and the community. They advocate for children and young people and contribute to community knowledge about their issue.

The Role

A full time, permanent Program Manager, Permanent Care is required for the Out of Home Care (OOHC) Program based in Penrith, Western Sydney.

The Program Manager of the Permanent Care Case Management Team is responsible with the Senior Manager Permanent Care and the General Manager OOHC NSW, for setting and monitoring standards of appropriate professional conduct of staff of this team. Along with this is the responsibility for assisting the Senior Manager Permanent Care with the development, implementation and monitoring of case management systems that relate to the Permanent Care Program.

The Candidate

The successful Program Manager will ideally have:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Social Welfare or a related discipline.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the principles of permanency planning and a demonstrated understanding of and knowledge of current legislation and practices in NSW child protection and adoption.
  • Understanding of occupational health and safety, the principals of social justice, equity and sensitivity for people with culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
  • A minimum of 3 years’ management experience in child and family welfare and in foster care or a related area of Out-of-Home-Care
  • Understanding of and empathy with the aims, objectives and ethos of Barnardos, especially in the principles of permanency planning.
  • Demonstrated high level of interpersonal, negotiation, conflict resolution, written and verbal communication skills.

Barnardos welcomes applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates.

Additional info

To be considered for roles with Barnardos you will need to have (or be willing to have conducted) a National Police Clearance and current Working with Children check Clearance (or APP number).

You will also need a full driver’s license.


$98, 141 - $115, 056 base (including FBT packaging) + Super. Motor Vehicle packaging optional.

Expressions of interest

To request an application pack, please hit APPLY NOW or for a confidential discussion please contact Gemma Haworth on 02 9218 2354.

How to apply

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