Careers
KA0126 - *Foster Carer/Disability* Social Worker (South West/Bunbury)

Location:
Bunbury  
Employment Type:
FP - Full-Time Permanent  
Department:
WA Team Manager South West
Salary:
Salary Packaging including vehicle + fuel card
Supporting Documentation:

FOSTER CARER SOCIAL WORKER – Full Time – Location Bunbury

We currently seek an experienced Social Worker to be part of the Key Assets team, to work with our Carers, building their capacity in responding to the needs of children and young people with complex and challenging needs.  You will be part of a vibrant, energetic, and highly professional team committed to making a positive and lasting difference to the lives of children and young people.  We are also very supportive and welcoming – this is a great place to work!

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island applicants are very welcome to have a confidential conversation about working with Key Assets with our Cultural Practice Leader, Tony Calgaret tony.calgaret@keyassets.com.au  or 08 9207 5900

 Benefits

  • Laptop and phone
  • On-going professional training and supervision
  • Full Time
  • Salary packaging options for NFP c/w company vehicle and fuel card
  • 4 weeks annual leave, increases to 5 weeks after 2 yrs continued service

 Key Assets The Children’s Services Provider

  • A dynamic NOT-FOR-PROFIT community service organisation.
  • An evolving Australia wide Out of Home Care and family services (NGO) provider
  • 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 and Working within a trauma informed, therapeutic framework
  • Key Assets is committed to working in partnership with Aboriginal communities to achieve good outcomes for children and families.

About the role 

As the Social Worker you will be a part of an integrated team comprising Carers, Therapists, and Support Workers, you will provide Therapeutic support to Carers and the children and young people placed in their care. You will work within Key Assets policies and procedures in accordance with the Practice Framework.

To be successful you will have a strong understanding and solid skills relating to out of home care (OOHC) and child protection. You will have a tertiary qualification in Social Work which is recognised by AASW. The role will primarily be based within the community working with foster carers and maintaining the safety of the child/ren or young people in care. Travel within and around your coverage area is an expectation of the role so flexibility and the ability to work unsupervised is an essential component.

The successful candidate will

  • Have a tertiary qualification in Social Work  recognised by AASW
  • Have experience working in out of home care, child protection, and with children and young people
  • Have a sound knowledge of trauma and attachment
  • Be highly energised and have a passion for delivering a high standard of service 
  • Be highly committed, resourceful, possess excellent organisational and communication skills
  • Experience in risk, critical incidents/allegations, investigations process and recording
  • Have experience of writing reports and carrying out broad based assessments drawing upon contemporary theory and research
  •  Current Working with Children Card and be willing and satisfactorily complete personal and statutory checks 

CLICK on 'APPLY FOR THIS JOB' to view Position Description and apply 

For a private conversation please call 
Liz Langford – Team Manager or Joanne Fletcher Assistant Director on (08) 9207 5900

Key Assets reserves the right to interview suitable candidates before the closing date.

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.