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Foster Care Coordinator

MacKillop Family Services

Foster Care Coordinator

Our Perth team currently have a vacancy for a fixed term part-time Foster Care Coordinator to join them! The role is required until 31 December 2021, and is 0.6 EFT (3 days per week).

About the role

The Foster Care Coordinator is responsible for overseeing the day to day operational and administrative requirements of the Perth and South West casework teams. The role is also responsible for the supervision of the case work staff and the management of placement referrals and will make decisions regarding the acceptance of children or young people into the Foster Care Programs for general, respite and emergency placements in consultation with the Operations Manager. They will also carry a small case load.

This position is situated within the West Perth office with travel to other locations as needed to support case work staff. The Foster Care Coordinator reports to the Service Operations Manager, WA.

Key selection criteria

  • A knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal culture and values and an awareness of the current issues faced by Aboriginal children, young people and their families.
  • Appropriate tertiary qualifications.
  • Demonstrated experiences in out of home care, child protection, child and youth welfare practice or related field.
  • Demonstrated professional casework skills.
  • Demonstrated assessment skills and the ability to utilise these in a range of settings.
  • Sound professional knowledge and theory base.
  • Proven leadership skills and demonstrated ability in the supervision of staff.
  • Proven organisational skills.
  • Well- developed interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated experience in planning and implementing change processes at a program level.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team setting.
  • A sound understanding of supervision.
  • Knowledge of the relevant Community Service, local and State Government organisations and the ability to network with these services.

For a full listing, please review the attached position description.

For more information, please contact Kristine Robertson, on 08 6477 1011, 0417 354 828, or kristine.robertson@mackillop.org.au, using the subject line: Foster Care Coordinator enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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