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KA0122 - *Foster Care* Options and Placements Officer (VIC)

Location:
Melbourne  
Employment Type:
FP - Full-Time Permanent  
Department:
VIC Ops Manager Melbourne

OPTIONS & PLACEMENT OFFICER (CLAYTON BASED)

Due to the growth of our service in Victoria we now have an exciting opportunity for an Options and Placements Officer to join the team in Clayton.

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.

Benefits

  • Laptop and phone
  • On-going professional training and supervision
  • Full Time, 37.5hrs (Offices based in Clayton/Mornington, however travel within and around your coverage area is an expectation)
  • Salary packaging options for NFP c/w vehicle and fuel card
  • 4 weeks annual leave, increases to 5 weeks after 2 years 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

About the role

As the Options and Placement Officer, you will support and coordinate the day to day operation of the Victorian Key Assets placement services, including placement matching process so that children and young people referred by DHHS are placed according to need and best match. To assist social workers in a duty system so that responses to carers, families and Department are timely.

You will work within Key Assets policies and procedures in accordance with the Key Care Team frameworks.
The successful candidate will

  • Social work or human services qualification or equivalent
  • Have experience of working directly with children/young people, including teenagers, in the care system or other relevant field both through individual and group work.
  • Be highly energised and have a passion for delivering a high standard of service
  • Be highly committed, resourceful, possess excellent organisational and communication skills
  • Have experience of working with children with complex history’s.
  • A reasonable knowledge of Child Safeguarding Procedures
  • Have a current/or be able to obtain a Working With Children Card and satisfactorily complete other personal and statutory check as required

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For a private conversation please call Simone Carr (Operations Manager) or Lisa Ranahan (State Director) on (03) 9566 7800

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

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.