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Organisation : Lutheran Community Care

Location : Adelaide

Work type : Full-time

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

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 14 Aug, 2020

About the role

Roles based in Gawler and Warradale

  • Make life better for kids with an iconic organization that celebrates your successes
  • Embrace our continuous focus on learning, development and upskilling plus plenty of support
  • Enjoy salary packaging options and generous leave in addition to your competitive take-home pay

Advocate. Mentor. Advisor. Liaison. Case Management is a delicate balancing act – and you? You do it with aplomb.

After all, you are empathetic; that’s a given. But you’re also pragmatic: you have the ability to see that crucial bigger picture. You’re meticulously organised and your high-level communication skills see you negotiating difficult and challenging situations with poise, clarity and respect. Your background in Social Work and Foster Care Services paired with your intimate knowledge of Child Protection legislations and complex family cases will serve you well in this role. You value friendship, compassion, humor, hard work, justice and hope. But most of all, you’re driven by one mission: to create a world where all children live happily in a safe and caring environment. Everything you do feeds into that one goal.

Which is why we’ll get along great

We have an outstanding opportunity for a Foster Care Case Worker to join a well-respected and longstanding not-for-profit faith-based organisation, whose focus it is to empower our team with high level support to ensure we deliver positive outcomes for our foster carers and children in care.

Joining this organisation as a Foster Care Case Worker, you’ll be in the driver’s seat, advocating for both Generalist and Specialist foster families to provide a therapeutic family environment to children and young people. You will be dedicated in providing stable placements for children and providing the support and training needed for our carers to facilitate environments where our children and young people will thrive.

Your background as a Social Worker and experience in dealing with challenging family cases shines brightly as you easily communicate the child’s voice and their experiences. Your true passion to ensure the child is at the forefront of everything you do, is what will set you apart from your peers.

You will thrive in this next chapter of your career as you:

  • Provide case work through assessment, training, support, placement and advocacy
  • Maintain regular contact through telephone, email, video conferencing and home visits as per agency guidelines
  • Work collaboratively with families and members of the care team to ensure access to appropriate information, training and services for children in care
  • Consult and liaise with relevant stakeholders as required in the foster care approval process

Could you be the perfect addition to this high-performing team?

If so, you will have extensive knowledge and at least 2yrs experience in Foster Care Case Management and your intimate knowledge of the effects of trauma and abuse, attachment issues and behaviour management will serve you well in this role. You will also be tertiary-qualified and comfortable in working independently to ensure we’re continuously driving positive outcomes.

You also have an open Driver’s license (but don’t worry, you’ll have a kilometre allowance to take care of any travel expenditure). If you’ve got a First Aid certificate or a current Working With Children Check, we’d love to hear about those, too.

In exchange for your hard work, though, the rewards will be great. That competitive salary will be yours, along with enviable options for salary packaging. But that’s not what you’re here for. At the end of the day, your greatest reward will be the knowledge that you’ve served on the front lines

Respect, Integrity, Compassion, Humility, Faithfulness and Trust

If these values are true to you and your passion to help create better lives for those that really need it, then we would love to hear from you!

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Lutheran Community Care

How to apply

Applications not allowed for this job listing.


Please quote in application: Foster Care Case Worker via Pro Bono Australia.


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