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Co Ordinator, Intensive Foster Care And Family Support Servi...

Anglicare Southern Queensland - Maroochydore, QLD

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work
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  • Take the next big step in your career in this rewarding but challenging role
  • Pay less tax and increase your take home pay with Salary Packaging available.
  • Have a real impact in the Maroochydore community.

About us:

Anglicare has a long history of providing family and children support services, including family intervention, foster, and kinship care, counseling, relationship support, and much more. Our Foster & Kinship Care Programs provide children and young people who are not able to live with their own families the opportunity to live in a safe nurturing family environment.
Our amazingly dedicated team in the Sunshine Coast is looking for a Coordinator to lead and mentor their team across both our Intensive Foster and Kinship Care as well as our Family Support Service.
This is a perfect opportunity for a coordinator to push themselves in highly rewarding but challenging role.
What we offer:

Anglicare offers a positive and supportive working environment, where relationships are valued, and serving in the interests of children and young people is the focus of our work.

Other benefits of joining our team include:

  • Working alongside open and collaborative managers who trust in the staff and their abilities
  • Significant opportunities for personal and professional development and training
  • Salary Packaging to increase your take-home pay
  • Employee Benefits Program with awesome retail discounts
  • The possibility to purchase additional annual leave

A typical day may include:

  • Supporting practitioners and Youth workers to ensure therapeutic, practical and financial supports are coordinated
  • Overseeing Training and & Assessment
  • Providing the ongoing support of Foster and Kinship Carers and children ensuring their care is maintained
  • Ensuring in-home intensive intervention and support services to families is appropriate as per the service agreement requisites, where child protection issues have been identified as a significant concern
  • Supervising our team of practitioners in Family support to deliver in home support to vulnerable families experiencing challenges in caring for their children

What we are looking for:

We are seeking a Coordinator with experience working across both the early intervention and statutory children protection spaces. So the ability to manage two distinct program areas would be highly desirable. We will also require the following experience and knowledge:

  • Knowledge and understanding of child protection and family intervention frameworks, including knowledge of the Child Protection Act (1999)
  • Professional casework with children and families including perpetrators of family violence, and a demonstrated understanding of contemporary issues and challenges in the field of child protection and approaches to enhancing child safety and wellbeing
  • Cultural awareness and an understanding of how to communicate and work effectively with families from different backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • Demonstrated experience as a Child Protection Practitioner, ideally within an out of home care context
  • Demonstrated ability to respond appropriately in crisis situations including highly developed problem-solving, decision-making and negotiation skills
  • Ability to develop and maintain a working relationship with the Department of Communities (Child Safety Services) and other programs in order to enhance support to children and carers
  • Strong computer skills, including MS Word, Powerpoint and Excel
  • Relevant experience within a community service or similar organisation (desired)
  • An understanding of quality management and continuous improvement processes and the Human Service Quality Standards (desired)
We also require the following Qualifications and Credentials:
  • Current Blue Card
  • Current Licensed Care Service (LCS)
  • Current Queensland Driver Licence
  • Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Human Services, Social or Behavioural Sciences or similar
  • A Certificate IV in Workplace Training, Assessment and Evaluation (desired)

Anglicare is committed to building an inclusive and diverse workforce and encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, those from cultural and linguistically diverse backgrounds, LGBTIQ+ communities, people with disabilities and people with a lived experience of mental health issues. We promote a child-safe environment and are committed to providing on-going care and protection.

What happens now?

Apply now and be rewarded with a position that directly and positively influences the quality of life for our clients; working within an organisation that values your professional contribution and personal well-being.
For further information please contact
Sue Mills
0411 428 582
Applications close 01/06/2021
Shortlisted applicants will be asked to complete a Pre-Employment Assessment that requires disclosure of pre-existing injuries, illnesses or conditions that could reasonably be aggravated by performing the duties of this position.

Maroochydore, QLD

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work


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