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Foster Care Case Worker - Toowoomba


We have an exciting opportunity for a passionate and motivated individual to join our team as a Foster Carer Case Worker in Toowoomba.

The purpose of the position is to improve outcomes for children and young people in the Foster Care program through the support and development of Carers.

The role trains, assesses, develops and retains carers to enable them to provide safe, stable and nurturing homes to children who cannot reside with family, until a permanent solution is found. The carer support worker represents the carers voice and needs, promoting the ongoing development of carers as volunteers in the Out of Home Care Sector. The role also supports the intake of new clients, matching client needs, carer capability and will be required to hold a number of portfolios.


  • Understanding of theoretical frameworks relevant to children in alternative care.
  • Knowledge and application of child protection legislation and practices for children at risk.
  • Demonstrated achievement of outcomes through advocacy on behalf of those in need.
  • Application of assessment skills.
  • Demonstrated capability in conflict resolution, influence and negotiation skills.
  • Knowledge of the statutory and related service systems as they relate to out of home care.
  • Experience working in the Out of Home Care sector highly desirable.
  • Experience working with complex families desirable.
  • Experience of complex case management working with children, young people and families.
  • Strong problem-solving capability, developing solutions to meet client needs.
  • Excellent time management, organised, well developed interpersonal skills.
  • Solid professional judgement.


  • Tertiary qualification in social work or equivalent that is recognised in Australia.


  • Foster Care Training & Assessment Skills (Eg. Shared Lives/Step by Step).

Please see attached position description for more in depth detail in relation to the skills required.

This is an immediate start role and you could be in a position as early as next week!


  • Full time role.
  • SCHCADS 5 $93,860.00 plus super.
  • Salary Packaging up to $ 15,900 plus meals and entertainment card - $2650.
  • Ex-gratia days Easter & Christmas.


You can apply for the role today by clicking 'Apply Now'.

Please submit a resume with a cover letter that describes your passion, values and commitment to working with vulnerable young people and families.

For a discussion in regards to this position please contact Elizabeth Abdilla / Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist on 0499 655 939.

Successful candidates will be required to complete all necessary safety screening including National / International Police Check and Working with Children Checks relevant to QLD.

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 a child-safe organisation committed to protecting children and young people from all forms of abuse, bullying, exploitation and neglect, and to creating environments in all our programs and services where children are safe and feel safe.

OzChild is an equal opportunity employer and encourages individuals of diverse backgrounds to apply.

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