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Adoption and Permanent Care Worker

Anglicare Victoria
  • Help change the immediate future of at risk children and young people
  • Join a supportive and friendly team environment
  • Bring your enthusiasm and creativity to a well respected group of professionals
  • This is a limited tenure position until February 2021
  • Adoption and Permanent Care program at Yarraville

About Us:

At Anglicare Victoria our focus is on transforming the futures of children and young people, families and adults. Our work is based on three guiding pillars, Prevent, Protect, Empower. We offer a comprehensive network of services and seek to ensure the provision of high quality services that will bring about significant improvements in the life experience of the young people, children and families/caregivers with whom we work.

The Position:

The key responsibilities of this position include the recruitment, training and assessment of individuals who are interested in becoming adoptive/permanent carers, supporting children/carers in adoption and permanent placements through the provision of case management and working with birth families. This role also involves a component of post legal support to caregivers and children whose court orders have been legalised.

To Be Successful in this Position You Will Need:  

  • A relevant tertiary qualification in Social Work, Psychology, and/or related behavioural sciences at degree level with substantial experience; or associate diploma level with substantial experience in the relevant service stream, or less formal qualifications with specialised skills sufficient to perform at this level.
  • An ability to provide a case management service in complex family circumstances where multiple service providers may be involved and/or there are complex family issues.
  • An understanding of the issues relating to the placement of children in alternative placement contexts and with child protection involvement.

Please Note: It is mandatory for the successful applicant to hold a current Working with Children Check and be prepared to undergo a National Criminal History Check prior to commencement.

For a detailed Position Description click here.

How to apply

To apply for this position you will need to complete the online application here. You will be requested to attach your resume and your responses to the Key Selection Criteria as separate documents.

For further enquiries contact Akiko Nishizawa, Team Leader Adoption and Permanent Care on 03 9396 7400 or at Akiko.Nishizawa@anglicarevic.org.au, using the subject line: Adoption and Permanent Care Worker enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Applications close: Thursday 16th April 2020.

Anglicare Victoria acknowledges Aboriginal people as the traditional custodians of the land on which we operate. We commit to working respectfully to honour their ongoing cultural and spiritual connections to this country.

Diversity and inclusivity are important to Anglicare Victoria and we are committed to ensuring our workplace and services reflect this.  Everyone is welcome at Anglicare Victoria, regardless of age, ethnicity, cultural background, gender, sexual orientation, religious affiliation and physical ability.

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