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Out of Home Care Worker

Locations: Dareton
Tenure: Full Time
Salary: $64,881 - $81,278
Applications Close: This position will remain open until filled
Position Description: Out of Home Care Worker

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With support and guidance from Team Leader Out of Home Care and the Senior Out of Home Care Worker, the Out of Home Care Worker will be responsible for the provision of quality case management, supporting children and foster carers on a long-term pathway, support and advocacy services to children and young people (aged 0 – 18 years) who live with foster carers in short-term, long-term or respite foster care placements. The Out of Home Care role promotes the safety, permanency and well-being of children and young people and has accountability for implementing and supporting children entering emergency care, children and young people who are being restored to birth family, move to a Guardianship or Adoption pathway or who remain in PSP when other permanency options are assessed as not being not viable. Mallee Family Care is committed to evidence informed practices and strives to be a leader in the provision of quality Out of Home Care services accredited by the NSW Office of the Children’s Guardian.

Qualifications and Experience:
  • A person employed as a Out of Home Care Worker will be required to hold an accredited qualification relevant to the position at Degree Level or above, have a passion and commitment for supporting children and families across the child and family support/child protection continuum and ideally have transferrable practice experience in the sector or similar fields.
  • Diploma level qualification in relevant field may be considered, on the proviso that the applicant will commit to undertake further Tertiary studies with the support of the Organisation.
  • Experience in dealing with children who have experienced trauma and interrupted attachment would be an advantage.
  • A current drivers licence, a willingness to travel and preparedness to be accommodated overnight when required.
For you to be considered for this role, all applications must be submitted with a Cover Letter, Resume and the Key Selection Criteria addressed, which can be found in the position description.

For more information regarding this position please contact Maree Fullgrabe – Human Resource Manager on 5023 5966 
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