Case Worker Foster Care Services

Berri
Foster Care
Full-time
Jun 18, 2024

About the business

At ac.care we want all country people to have a safe home, enough money to live on and strong, positive relationships.

We are a non-government organisation (NGO) and our values (CARE – Compassion, Adaptability, Relationships, and Excellence) underpin the work we do.  Together, as one team we CARE to ensure all country people experience the same seamless and consistent service across all touch points in a welcoming and non-judgemental environment.

ac.care is a Child Safe Organisation and provides an environment where the safety of children and young people is our highest priority.

 

About the role

ac.care is seeking a Case Worker Foster Care Services to work collaboratively as a team member within the organisation to deliver services to over 160 foster care households and 200 children in placements across the Adelaide Hills, Limestone Coast, Murraylands and Riverland. The Case Worker Foster Care Services supports Foster Carers through regular home visits, phone and email contact to engage Carers to support their role as providers of care that has a strong child focus lens. The role will promote the positive development of children and young people ensuring their needs are met. The role will support the collaborative functioning of the care team around children and young people and ensure the foster care environment is safe.  As part of this you will:

  • Assist Manager with planning and co-ordination of program activities.
  • Identify and contribute to program/service delivery performance outcomes.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of frameworks, policies, procedures and other resources to achieve outcomes.
  • Manage risk in accordance with ac.care policies and procedures and Legislative requirements.
  • Work effectively with the Manager and other members as part of ‘one ac.care team’.
  • Work collaboratively, developing respectful and compassionate relationships with internal and external stakeholders to deliver high quality outcomes e.g. Department for Child Protection, birth parents, carer household, professionals and/or other carers or significant community people.

 

Benefits

  • $43.08 per hour
  • Full Time
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Five (5) weeks annual leave
  • Salary packaging benefits and 11.5% employer contribution to superannuation.

 

Special Conditions

  • Current SA driver’s licence ‘Class C’ or interstate equivalent
  • Current Satisfactory Working with Children Check (WWCC) or willingness to obtain in accordance with ac.care policy.
  • Valid National Police Check
  • Child Safe Environment Certificate or willingness to obtain in accordance with ac.care policy.

 

Qualifications, Experience and Attributes

  • Tertiary or formal qualifications and/or demonstrated experience in Social Work, Social Science, Community Services or a related field.
  • Demonstrated experience in case management, case noting, assessment and referral.
  • Demonstrated experience in project management.
  • Knowledge of the effects of trauma and abuse, attachment issues and behaviour management in relation to children in care.
  • Use of self-reflective practices that build understanding of how personal experiences shape values, beliefs and responses to children, families and colleagues.
  • Experience in effective communication both oral and written with a broad range of people from a variety of backgrounds.

How to apply 

You may apply through SEEK, or email: careers@accare.org.au

In support of your application please:

  • Subject line:  Your Name: [PSW – Berri]
  • A cover letter outlining your reasons for applying and addressing the essential qualifications and experience in the position description.
  • Include a current CV/Resume with contact details for two (2) referees, one (1) of whom is/was a direct line manager.

 

For more information please click here for the position description or call Mandy Pearce on 08 8580 5300

 

Applications close 14th July 2024. 

 

www.accare.org.au

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ac.care Locations

ac.care is a dynamic organisation servicing the South Australian communities the Limestone Coast, Murraylands, Riverland, Adelaide Hills and Fleurieu Peninsula.

Our mission is for all country people to have a safe home, enough money to live on and strong, positive relationships.

Please find our service locations here or use our contact form to request a service.

Mount Gambier
Head office and Foster Care

70-72 White Avenue Mount Gambier, SA 5290
PO Box 1842 Mount Gambier SA 5290
Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm

Mount Gambier
Community Centre

22-24 Ferrers Street Mount Gambier, SA 5290
Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm

Mount Gambier
Family Relationship Centre

1 Helen Street (cnr Bay Road) Mount Gambier, SA 5290
Monday
9am to 5pm
Tuesday
10:30am to 5pm
Wednesday
9am to 5pm
Thursday
9am to 5pm
Later by appt
Friday
9am to 5pm

Berri Community Centre
Servicing the Riverland

5 Kealley Street Street Berri, SA 5343
PO Box 1345 Berri, SA 5343
Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm

Murraylands Centre
Servicing the Murraylands, Adelaide Hills and Fleurieu Peninsula

29 Bridge Street Murray Bridge, SA 5253
PO Box 2090 Murray Bridge, SA 5253
Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm

Millicent
Community Centre

57-59 George Street Millicent, SA 5280
PO Box 378 Millicent, SA 5280
Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm
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