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Education Officer Foster Carer (Clayton)

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Organisation : Key Assets

Location : Melbourne (Clayton)

Work type : Full-time

Sector : Children, Community Support Services, Youth & Young People

Salary type : Annual Package

Salary : Annual Salary + Salary Packaging c/w Vehicle & Fuel Card

Application closing date : 25 Aug, 2019

About the role



A new and exciting opportunity exists to join our team in Victoria as an EDUCATION OFFICER.

  • Salary Packaging options for a NOT-FOR-PROFIT
  • Superannuation 9.5% 
  • Permanent position
  • Ongoing supervision and professional development
  • Motor Vehicle, laptop and mobile phone


About the role, as the Education Officer you will work as part of an integrated team comprising Foster Carers, Social Workers, Therapists and Support Workers, to facilitate and enable the education of children and young people in out of home care placed with Key Assets by the Department


Key Components of the role:

  • You will liaise and partner with key stakeholders and alternative education providers to maintain ongoing support and training to children and young people in foster placements
  • Enable access to, successfully integrate and maintain continued education in main stream school environments
  • Provide advice and guidance to support staff/youth workers when they are working with young people on educationally based activities, both in and out of school
  • Ensure the completion of all caseload documentation, for operational compliance
  • Attend stakeholder meetings as and when required and work collaboratively with other members of the team in Victoria
  • Full Position details within the application form


Experience and Skills Required

  • Hold a qualification in Education, Social Work, Psychology or a related field relevant to child and family welfare – Essential
  • Must have at least two years’+ experience in education or child and family welfare
  • Experience of working with children with special education needs, a must
  • Demonstrate excellent personal and professional communication skills and the ability to work effectively with children, their wider family networks and foster carers
  • Experience and or an understanding of the foster care system
  • And you will be willing to undergo and satisfactorily complete personal and statutory checks 

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Key Assets

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

  • An evolving Out of Home Care service (NGO) provider, located Australia wide
  • 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 and 2019, finalist for the Australian HR Awards 2017
  • We provide therapeutic practice support to families and the vulnerable children and young people placed in their care

How to apply for this role

Position Description : KAVIC - Education Officer

Applications not allowed for this job listing.

Please quote in application: Education Officer Foster Carer (Clayton) via Pro Bono Australia.


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