Foster Care Social Worker Full Time/12month Contract - West

Melbourne (West)  
Employment Type:
FT - Full-Time Temporary  
VIC Team Manager CLAY
+ Salary Sacrificing for Not-For-Profit
Closing Date:

Foster Care Social Worker – Full Time/12 Month Fixed Term Contract –

West Division (West Melbourne & Brimbank Melton)

We are looking for a proactive and passionate Social Worker (or equivalent) to join the Key Assets Victorian team. This position is based at Clayton with a balanced approach to working from home in this 12-month fixed term opportunity.

  • Be a part of a highly skilled, inclusive, and supportive team
  • Charity salary packaging options + vehicle + fuel card
  • Ongoing career development and training opportunities
  • Mobile phone and laptop provided
  • Office based in Clayton

Key Assets - The Children’s Services Provider Australia (Not-For-Profit Agency)

  • Key Assets is a Not-For-Profit National organisation providing child, youth and family services including out of home care, family preservation and intensive support, early intervention.
  • Committed to building a culturally diverse and inclusive workforce, AWEI Bronze Employer of Choice for 2015 & 2016, AWEI Gold Employer Award for 2017, AWEI Silver Employer Award for 2018, finalist for the Australian HR Awards 2017.
  • Key Assets is committed to working in partnership with all communities to achieve good outcomes for our children and families.
  • View our current Reconciliation Action Plan here:

Key Responsibility

The Foster Care Social Worker is part of a collaborative integrated team working together to make a positive and lasting difference to children and young people through the provision of quality care in a family setting.

About the Role

Reporting to the Team Manager, you will:

  • Provide regular support to foster carers, children and young people.
  • Work with foster carers and the children and young people in their care in a culturally responsive, trauma informed family centred way.
  • Facilitate child centred meetings, support groups and attend carer social events and training.
  • Undertake various assessments and keep comprehensive records of work with families including progress and outcomes reporting.
  • Develop initial assessments and plans of services which outlines the family background strengths, concerns, and recommendations.
  • Advocate for our children and young people, foster carers, and their families.
  • Ensure that the protection of children and the promotion of their welfare is given absolute priority in all activities and that critical incidents/allegations are recorded, investigated, and acted upon appropriately and in keeping with Key Assets and child safe procedures.
  • Ensure the completion of all case management documentation, for operational compliance.

Experience and Skills Required

  • Hold a recognised Social Work Qualification, if qualification is from overseas then proof of validation by the AASW required. Or a Qualification in Psychology, Counselling, Behavioural Science or other relevant degree may be considered.
  • A proven track record in working with and or on behalf of children, respecting and maintaining their individuality and promoting their positive development.
  • Sound understanding of the child protection system and child welfare work and ability to liaise and negotiate with DFFH Child Protection in relation to addressing protective concerns for children.
  • Ability to work in partnership with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Excellent organisational, time management skills, and ability to be self-directed.

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To find out more about this rewarding and challenging career opportunity, please call Simone Carr, Operations Manager 0448 672 552.


KEY ASSETS THE CHILDREN’S SERVICES PROVIDER is committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and all applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and minority groups are encouraged to apply.