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Foster Carer Social Worker VIC (Mornington)

Location:
Bayside  
Employment Type:
FP - Full-Time Permanent  
Department:
VIC Senior Social Worker
Salary:
+ Salary Packaging for Not-For-Profit

Benefits

  • Office based in Mornington, Bayside Peninsula Area
  • Flexible balanced approach to working from home
  • Salary packaging options, including company vehicle and fuel card for personal use
  • Ongoing supervision, training, and professional development Mobile phone and laptop
  • 4 weeks annual leave, increasing to 5 weeks after 2 years of continued service

We are seeking to appoint an experienced Social Worker to join the Foster Care team on the Mornington Peninsula to support children and young people in Foster Care and work with our Foster 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 highly professional team committed to making a positive and lasting difference to the lives of children and young people.

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

  • 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: https://keyassets.org.au/our-reconciliation-action-plan-rap/

About the role

You will provide regular and on-going coaching, supervision and support to Foster Carers, working in partnership with them to provide high quality, safe care for children and young people. You will work as part of a team to build carer skills and knowledge on how to look after children and young people in a way that enables them to fulfil their potential; promotes their independence; builds their resilience; develops their social networks; and includes them in decision making.

You will be responsible for conducting Annual Carer Reviews, undertake assessments of potential carers and present Assessment and Review Reports to the Key Assets Panel.

Qualities, Experience and Skills Required

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 (or equivalent) which is recognised by AASW. The role will primarily be based within the community working with foster carers and maintaining the safety of the children 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.

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For a private conversation regarding this exciting opportunity, please contact Simone Carr on 0448 672 552.

(KEY ASSETS RESERVES THE RIGHT TO INTERVIEW SUITABLE INDIVIDUALS PRIOR TO THE CLOSING DATE OF THIS CAMPAIGN, THIS CAMPAIGN MAY ALSO BE EXTENDED FURTHER)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply for this role. Key Assets appreciates the contribution you can make as part of our culturally diverse workforce to support the important work we do with children and young people, families and communities.

We are a committed partner in reconciliation and all applications for this role are valued.