Senior Carer Practitioner
Anglicare NSW South, NSW West, & ACT (Big Splash on behalf of )
Full or Part Time Permanent
Identified Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander people position, under Section 14 of the anti-discrimination act.
Yiriyirimbang (which means Happy, Sacred, Comforted) is an Aboriginal agency under the banner of Anglicare in partnership with Orange Aboriginal Medical Service. It aims to help children in care remain connected to their Aboriginal culture and identity. The service also supports families to maintain the care of their children, and/or have their children restored to their long-term care. This will involve working intensively with families, Case Managers and Care Teams to implement practice frameworks that increase parenting capacity and provide sustained protective care for children.
The Senior Carer Practitioner will work closely with the Foster Care Team and Carers to support high quality placements for children and young people. The successful person will have current, comprehensive understanding of out of home care services; particular skills in family and foster carer assessments; and the capacity to provide guidance regarding best practice placement planning outcomes for children and young people in foster care.
Minimum qualification of Diploma in Community Services or Tertiary qualifications in social work, psychology or a related discipline are mandatory, as well as a minimum 3 years' experience working with children, young people, their families and carers preferably in out of home care. A valid driver's license is required.
The salary is negotiable commensurate with experience and qualifications. A minimum commencing salary $77,360 to $81,411 negotiable (pro-rata for part-time), plus 9.5% employer superannuation guarantee. Generous salary packaging benefits are available under Anglicare's PBI status, up to $15,500.00. Where relevant, relocation costs will be paid. Anglicare also offers other benefits including additional personal leave and paid parental leave.
Applications are sought from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People pursuant to Section 14 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 NSW.
Applicants will be required to undertake the psychometric profiling instrument - SafeSelectTM. Applicants must obtain a Working With Children clearance through the Office of the Children's Guardian (NSW) and undergo a National Criminal History Check prior to an offer of employment
For all enquiries, please contact Katie Houghton on (02) 63699500 or email Katie.Houghton@Anglicare.com.au
Please ensure you attach a current CV and a cover letter with your application
Applications close 9am Monday 9 December 2019