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Supervisor, Foster Care

  • Job no: 1923
  • Full-time, ongoing position
  • Based at Playford
  • Provide high-quality guidance, direction and supervision within Foster Care Services

What we offer

  • Flexible work arrangements: Design your work-life balance. This could include working from home, part-time work, compressed working weeks and flexible working hours.*
  • Competitive salary packaging: Take home more with tax-free benefits, including up to $15,899 per year and an additional $2,650 tax-free each year for meals and holidays.
  • Paid parental leave: Get the support you need to start or grow your family, with superannuation contributions included.
  • Invest in yourself: Access paid study leave and up to $6,000 in financial education assistance.
  • Career development: Grow your skills and progress your career with genuine opportunities across the organisation.
  • Discounted benefits: Enjoy savings on motor vehicles, gym memberships, health insurance and more
  • Employee Assistance Program: Get confidential support for you and your family

*AnglicareSA offers a range of flexible working arrangements that are aimed at meeting your diverse needs and the different operating environments across AnglicareSA. The suitability of different arrangements will depend on the position you are applying for, and team and customer requirements. You are encouraged to discuss your needs during the application process.

Who are we looking for?

We are seeking an experienced practice leader to join our growing team in Foster Care Services. Your role as a Supervisor will be to coach and mentor a diverse team ensuring that children and young people are held at the centre of culturally safe and trauma informed care environments with Foster Carers. In this role you have an opportunity to influence and shape practice within your team and across the sector and to enhance opportunities for children and young people in care.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a hands-on, people centred leader with a passion for improving the quality of life for children and young people. The successful applicant will provide child centred, culturally safe leadership, practice direction and identify areas for service improvement, developing and supporting their team to have the knowledge and skills needed for their roles. 

What can you expect to be doing?

  • Provide formal and informal supervision to a team within Foster Care Services, ensuring that a culturally safe, child-centred and trauma informed approach is at the forefront of practice.
  • Guide practice, facilitate staff workloads and provide assistance when risks and complex client related issues are identified.
  • Review and provide feedback on key documents and assessments.
  • Propose, design and implement strategies, appropriate service responses, interventions, activities and events.

What do you need to bring?

  • Tertiary qualification in Social Work, Psychology, Social Sciences or Community Services is essential
  • Demonstrable skills, knowledge and behaviours required to support and develop supervisees in culturally safe and child-centred practice
  • Knowledge of Child Protection and Out of Home Care systems and legislation including the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Placement Principles.
  • Experience working with families and children and young people in a community services setting
  • Ability to forge relationships, networks and liaise with other service agencies
  • Cert IV in Front Line Management is desirable

Who is AnglicareSA?

AnglicareSA, South Australia's leading social services provider, empowers over 50,000 individuals annually. Our 2,000 passionate employees and 300+ dedicated volunteers work tirelessly to support individuals, families, and communities. We address immediate needs while fostering empowerment, dignity, and maintaining control in their lives.

From emergency assistance to lifelong support, our diverse services cater to every life stage. We champion social justice, equality, and strong communities, because together, we change lives.

How to Apply

Please click on "Apply Now" and submit your application.

*Please note: Interested applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, as interviews and appointments may occur prior to the closing date.

We do not accept applications via email; for more information, please contact: Sarah, Recruitment Business Partner at [email protected] using the subject line: Supervisor, Foster Care enquiry via EthicalJobs.

You can view the Position Description via the vacancy's advert on the AnglicareSA website for further details on the role requirements.


At AnglicareSA, we want everyone to feel that they can be themselves and that they belong. We value diversity and inclusion and the benefits this brings to the people who work with us and the communities we serve. We encourage applications from people with diverse backgrounds and abilities.

We are committed to the employment of First Nations people. Please contact the person listed above to discuss joining AnglicareSA and visit our website for details on our Aboriginal Services and to access AnglicareSA’s Reconciliation Action Plan.

AnglicareSA is a White Ribbon organisation committed to the prevention of violence against women.

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