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Manager Home Based Care - Ballarat

Child & Family Services Ballarat Inc.
  • Ongoing full-time position
  • Based in Regional Victoria - Ballarat
  • Competitive salary ($116,000 base plus 10% Super)
  • Attractive salary packaging and generous leave provisions

About Cafs

Cafs is here for those who need us. We are committed to providing an environment where children and young people are safe and feel safe, where their voices are heard about decisions that affect their lives. We do not tolerate family violence and are committed to ending family violence. We nurture a culture of inclusion and equity for all, and ensure we are a powerful platform and leader in the community for social change.

About the role

It is an exciting time to join Cafs and contribute to embedding consistent therapeutic practice approaches in our work with carers, children, young people and families. This is a rare opportunity for an experienced People Leader to guide and support a team of professional practitioners in ensuring the safety, stability and development needs of children and young people who cannot live with their birth families are met.

Supported by four team leaders, the Manager Home Based Care will expertly lead, manage and support the growth and development of the Foster Care, Kinship Care and Adoption and Permanent Care and Carer Recruitment and Support Programs including managing stakeholder relationships with external bodies (Regional, State and Federal) and ensuring the program objectives are met and compliant with statutory funding requirements.


Minimum Bachelor level qualification in Social Work, Welfare, Psychology or relevant field. Formal training in professional supervision/reflective practice is essential.

Our ideal candidate for this role:

  • Is an experienced leader of people, teams and programs in a complex and demanding environment
  • Has an unwavering commitment to keeping children and young people safe and ending gendered family violence
  • Demonstrates commitment to supporting people to grow and develop in their careers
  • Has a proven track-record leading and supporting organisational change initiatives
  • Is comfortable challenging the status quo for the best outcomes for children and young people
  • Develops and maintains partnerships and other stakeholder relationships and advocating in the best interests of children and young people in care
  • Is familiar with Child Safe Standards and the requirements of CIMS and Reportable Conduct Schemes

Further information

For a confidential discussion please call Rhiannon Williams on (03) 5337 3333.

How to Apply

Please submit your application by clicking 'Apply Now'.

A position description is attached.

You will need to prepare a current resume and a cover letter to upload. The cover letter should specify which position you are applying for and a response to each of the following questions:

  1. How do your values align to Cafs Values?
  2. Outline your experience leading people in a complex and demanding environment.
  3. What experience will you bring to the role?

Please note: Applications will be assessed as they are received.

All applicants must be eligible to work in Australia and will be subject to a satisfactory Police Check outcome and an employment Working with Children Check and provide a current COVID Vaccination Certificate.

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