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Carer Support Worker

Organisation : OzChild

Location : Melbourne (Dandenong)

Work type : Full-time

Profession : Community Services, Social & Support Work

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

Salary type : Annual Package

Salary : SCHCADS 5 - $88,761.92

About the organisation

Organisation Name : OzChild

About the role

We have an exciting opportunity for a passionate and motivated individual to join our team as a Carer Support Worker in Dandenong.

The purpose of the position is to improve outcomes for children and young people in the Foster Care program through the support and development of Carers.

The role trains assesses, develops, and retains carers to enable them to provide safe, stable and nurturing homes to children who cannot reside with family until a permanent solution is found. The carer support worker represents the voice and needs of the carer, promoting the ongoing development of carers as volunteers in the Out of Home Care Sector.

The role also supports the intake of new clients, matching client needs, carer capability and will be required to hold a number of portfolios.


Minimum qualification – Diploma in Community Services, degree qualification in social work , psych or equivalent 

Skills & experience required 

  • Understanding of theoretical frameworks relevant to children in alternative care.
  • Knowledge and application of child protection legislation and practices for children at risk.
  • Demonstrated achievement of outcomes through advocacy on behalf of those in need.
  • Application of assessment skills.
  • Demonstrated capability in conflict resolution, influence and negotiation skills.
  • Knowledge of the statutory and related service systems as they relate to out of home care.
  • Experience working in the Out of Home Care sector highly desirable.
  • Experience working with complex families desirable.
  • Experience of complex case management working with children, young people and families.
  • Strong problem-solving capability, developing solutions to meet client needs.
  • Excellent time management, organised, well-developed interpersonal skills.
  • Solid professional judgement.

For position description responsibilities & skills required, please see the position description for more in-depth detail.

This is an immediate start role and you could be in a position as early as next week!

What we can offer:

  • Full-time role
  • SCHCADS 5   ($88,761.92)
  • Salary Packaging up to $ 15,900 plus meals and entertainment card & super
  • Ex gratia days Easter & Christmas




How to apply

Position Description : PD_Carer_Support_Worker

You can apply for the role today by clicking APPLY NOW.

Please submit a resume with a cover letter that describes your passion, values, and commitment to working with vulnerable young people and families.


For a discussion in regards to this position please contact:

Elizabeth Abdilla / Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist on 0499 655 939.


Successful candidates will be required to complete all necessary safety screening including National / International Police Check and Working with Children Checks relevant to VICTORIA.

OzChild is committed to the employment of Aboriginal people and providing a work environment in which Aboriginal peoples' cultures, beliefs and values are acknowledged and respected, and in which the individual career goals and personal aims of Aboriginal staff are identified, promoted and achieved.

OzChild is a child-safe organisation committed to protecting children and young people from all forms of abuse, bullying, exploitation and neglect, and to creating environments in all our programs and services where children are safe and feel safe.

OzChild is an equal opportunity employer and encourages individuals of diverse backgrounds to apply.

All shortlisted candidates will be required to provide evidence of their COVID vaccination status.


Please quote in application: Carer Support Worker via Pro Bono Australia.

Profession: #Community_Services, #Social_and_Support_Work
Sector: #Children, #Community_Support_Services, #Youth_and_Young_People


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