KA0134 - *Foster Carer* Social Worker WA (Stirling based)

Employment Type:
FP - Full-Time Permanent  
WA Team Manager Metro


We are seeking to appoint an experienced Social Worker to join the team in the Stirling region to 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.


  • Salary Packaging options including company vehicle and fuel card
  • Superannuation at 9.5%
  • Office based in Stirling, WA
  • Ongoing supervision, training and professional development
  • Mobile phone and laptop

Key Assets - The Children’s Services Provider Australia

  • An evolving Out of Home Care and Disability Service provider for children, young people and families (NGO) Part of an international group of children’s services providers; operating in all Australian states,
  • We exist to make a positive and lasting difference to the lives of vulnerable, at risk children and their families through therapeutic support services
  • 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 Aboriginal communities to achieve good outcomes for children and families.

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 or 08 9207 5900.

About the role

You will provide regular and on-going supervision and support to carers (both Foster Carers and Ability Carers), working in partnership with them to provide high quality, safe care for children and young people.

The post holder 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.

The Social Worker will be responsible for conducting annual Carer Reviews, undertake assessments of potential carers and present Assessment and Review Reports to the Key Assets Panel. You will be required to participate in the recruitment of potential carers.

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 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.

Qualities, Experience and Skills Required

  • Qualification in Social Work (and eligibility for membership of the AASW)
  • Experience in case management
  • Proven experience in a children and families setting or working in child protection and/or out of home care
  • Knowledge and experience in attachment theory and trauma and the associated behaviours
  • Be able to show initiative and work independently
  • Strong ability to create and maintain sustainable relationships with stakeholders
  • Ability to negotiate and advocate for our children and young people
  • Comprehensive working knowledge of relevant legislation pertaining to children’s services, and a sound understanding of child safe practices and procedures
  • Be willing to undergo and satisfactorily complete personal and statutory check

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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.

For a private conversation regarding this exciting new opportunity, please call WA Assistant Director Joanne Fletcher on 08 9207 5900