Careers
KA0062 - Foster Carer Social Worker (Gippsland, VIC)

Location:
Leongatha  
Employment Type:
FP - Full-Time Permanent  
Department:
VIC Team Leader Foster Care Leongatha
Salary:
Salary Packaging +Vehicle & Fuel Card
Supporting Documentation:

FOSTER CARER SOCIAL WORKER – Full Time (GIPPSLAND) 

Due to the growth of our service in Victoria we currently seek a qualified and 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. 

Benefits

  • Laptop and phone
  • On-going professional training and supervision
  • Full Time, 37.5hrs (Office based in Leongatha, however travel within and around your coverage area is an expectation - GIPPSLAND)
  • Salary packaging options for NFP c/w 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

About the Role 
As the Social Worker you will be a part of an integrated team comprising of 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 Key Care Team frameworks.

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 with foster carers and with children and young people
  • 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
  • Sound knowledge of trauma and attachment
  • Have experience of writing reports and carrying out broad based assessments drawing upon contemporary theory and research
  • A working knowledge of relevant legislation arising from Child Protection Legislation
  • 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.