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Case Manager - Foster Care


For more than 30 years OzChild has been providing foster and kinship care support within the City of Greater Dandenong, supporting 200 foster care households throughout Victoria’s Southern Region and many hundreds of kinship children and families each year. ​

As a Case Manager in our foster care team you will work from a bright modern office space (when we finally return)! Your role will be the effective case management of foster care placements delivering on the permanency objective to provide safe stable care for clients. ​

The purpose of the position is to improve outcomes for children and young people by delivering services and program outcomes through the support, supervision, and development of clients in the Foster Care program.​​

Working as part of a large team OzChild are looking for someone who wants to produce better outcomes for foster children and carers, supporting improvement in processes and achievement of client and carer outcomes.​

Please visit our website for further information on who we are, our work and our range of programs https://www.ozchild.org.au/

​What you will do:​

  • Case management for carers and children​
  • Assessment and placement plans​
  • Lead the development of confident, competent foster carers​
  • Supporting permanency outcomes

​Who we are looking for:​

  • Tertiary Qualification in, Social Work, Social Sciences, Psychology
  • Experience in the Foster care system / Case management
  • Current driving license (essential)​
  • Experience conducting assessments in the context of foster care

​(Please view the position description for a full list of desired skills and experience)

​OzChild offers:​

  • Full time Permanent Contract
  • Unique training and professional development journey​
  • Hours generally 9am-5pm with some afterhours required on occasion​
  • Salary is level 5 SCHCADS award​
  • The opportunity to work directly with young people and carers​
  • Salary packaging up to $15,900
  • Ex-Gratia day's included during Easter and Christmas
  • A unique culture promoting diversity, cultural competence and shared values​
  • A collaborative and cohesive working culture

​OzChild is committed to the employment of Aboriginal people and providing a work environment in which Aboriginal peoples' cultures, beliefs and values are acknowledged and respected, and in which the individual career goals and personal aims of Aboriginal staff are identified, promoted and achieved.​

OzChild is an equal opportunity employer and encourages individuals of diverse backgrounds to apply. This includes, but is not limited to, those from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse and LGBTIQ communities.

​We are reviewing applicants immediately, Please do not delay your application if you are interested.​

Successful candidates will be required to undergo a police check and provide a WWCC card for Victoria.​

All shortlisted candidates will be required to provide evidence of COVID-19 Vaccination Status including Booster.

​How to apply:​

You can apply for this position today by clicking APPLY NOW below.​

You can view the position description below and then submit a resume with a cover letter that outlines your skills and experiences as well as your motivation for applying.​

For more information, a confidential discussion about the role or simply to ask a question, contact Elizabeth Abdilla, Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist 0499655939 or email eabdilla@ozchild.org.au using the subject line: Case Manager - Foster Care enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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