Office Administrator in Ashfield (full time)

The Organisation
An exciting opportunity has become available to work for Barnardos Australia, one of Australia’s leading children’s charities. A full time, permanent Office Administrator is required for our Adoption Program based in Ashfield, NSW.

The Role
The Adoption Program is an innovative program established to meet the needs of infants and school age children requiring secure and permanent family placements. Reporting to the Senior Case Manager Adoptions, the Office Administrator will be responsible for providing administrative support to Adoptions Case Management staff, Adoption Managers and Senior Managers. At times the position will involve supporting other administrator positions, including Permanent Care and Legal teams, for the Find-a-Family centre at Ashfield.

The Candidate
The ideal candidate will have Year 12 level general education and/or an office administration qualification; demonstrated administrative support experience for a minimum of two years; proficient written and verbal communication skills, and numeracy skills; a high level of attention to detail and good organisational skills; ability to identify priorities; demonstrated ability to work effectively and collaboratively with people at all level; be able to work independently and use initiative; ability to work with discretion; positive and professional presentation and an understanding of and commitment to the aims, objectives and ethos of Barnardos Australia.

Additional info
Must have a high level of proficiency with Microsoft Office; hold, or be willing to obtain, a First Aid Certificate

Pay Range: $52,311 - $65,421 (Inclusive for base & superannuation)

Closing date: 30th March 2017.

Barnardos works closely with Aboriginal Partnership Agencies in the community, and would welcome applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates.

For a confidential discussion OR to find out more about the role please call Anna Baines on 02 9218 2354.

To apply hit APPLY NOW or alternatively email your resume to: anna@abrs.net.au

Program Manager (full time)

The Organisation
An exciting opportunity has become available to work for Barnardos Australia, one of Australia’s leading children’s charities. A full time, permanent Program Manager is required for the South Eastern and Northern Sydney Family Referral Service (FRS) based at Barnardos Sydney Metro Children’s Family Centre in Ultimo, Sydney.

The Role
Reporting to the Centre Manager, Program Manager will lead the program and team responsible for the delivery of the Family Referral Service across the South Eastern Sydney local government areas, ensuring a high standard of service is provided to families and children accessing the program.

The Candidate
The ideal candidate will have a Degree in Social Work, Psychology or related discipline’; demonstrated understanding and knowledge of current child protection legislation and practices in NSW; minimum of 3 – 5 years casework and assessment experience in child and family services, including child protection; demonstrated management experience (minimum 2 years) including staff supervision and effective problem solving skills; demonstrated experience of managing budgets and financial reporting.

Additional info
Must have high level oral and written communication skills, including report writing skills. You must also have a current NSW unrestricted Class C driver’s license and a NSW Working with Children Check Clearance.

Pay Range
Salary starting at $97, 853 p.a (includes base & super, but excluding Fringe Benefits Tax / Salary packaging and car)
Please note, Barnardos boasts generous benefits with access to salary packaging and the option to package a car with your salary. To find out more then please contact Tina at abrs on 02 9218 2418.

Closing date: 9AM Friday 31 March 2017

Barnardos works closely with Aboriginal Partnership Agencies in the community, and would welcome application from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates.

For a confidential discussion OR to request a full application package, please call Tina Garner on 02 9218 2418.

To apply hit APPLY NOW or alternatively email your resume to: tina@abrs.net.au

Receptionist / Office Administrator in Penrith (part-time)

The Organisation
An exciting opportunity has become available to work for Barnardos, one of Australia’s leading children’s charities. We are looking for someone to work as the Receptionist / Office Administrator for Penrith Childrens Family Centres based in Cranebrook, Penrith.
This will be a fixed term contract until September 2018. Initially this role will be part-time (21 hours per week) from Wednesday to Friday, however from Sepember 2017 to September 2018 the role will be full time (35 hours per week).

The Role
Reporting to the Centre Manager, the Receptionist / Office Administrator will be responsible for To providing financial and administrative support to the Centre Manager, Program Managers and staff based at the Centre. This role will also provide advice and become a resource to staff and volunteers on administrative procedures to ensure the efficient operation of the Centre, and provide support to meetings/training held in the centre, to include preparation of rooms and assist in arrangements for catering provisions.

The Candidate
The ideal candidate will have good general education, with good written command of the English Language and good level of numeracy skills; High level of proficiency with Microsoft office; Ability to work on own initiative and take responsibility where necessary and to work as part of a team; Experience of computer accounts management systems; Demonstrated organisation and administration skills.

Additional info
For this role you will need to have a satisfactory working with children check.

Pay Range
$52,714 - $60,086 pro rata (base and super, but excluding Fringe Benefits Tax / Salary packaging and car)
Please note, Barnardos boasts generous benefits with access to salary packaging and the option to package a car with your salary. To find out more then please contact Tina at abrs on 02 9218 2418.

Closing date: 9AM Thursday 23 March 2017

Barnardos works closely with Aboriginal Partnership Agencies in the community, and would welcome applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates.

For a confidential discussion OR to request an application package, please call Tina Garner on 02 9218 2418.
To apply hit APPLY NOW or alternatively email your resume to: tina@abrs.net.au

Program Manager

A full time Program Manager is required for our Permanent Family Care Program, Find-a-Family. The position is based in Shellharbour.

Barnardos Adoption and Permanent Family Care program is an innovative program established to meet the needs of babies, pre-school and older children requiring secure and permanent family placements.

The Role
Reporting to the Regional Manager, the Program Manager, Permanent Care & Adoption will be responsible for setting and monitoring standards of appropriate professional conduct of staff within our Permanent Family Care Team.

The Candidate
The ideal candidate will have qualifications in Social Welfare or related discipline; a minimum of 4 years’ experience in child and family welfare and in foster care or a related area of out-of-home care; strong advocacy skills concerning adoption for children in out-of-home care; experience of providing effective staff management and supervision.

Program Manager
Pay Range: $85,855 - $111,785 (excluding Fringe Benefit Tax (FBT)

Closing date: 9.00am Friday 3rd January 2017.

For a confidential discussion OR to find out more about the role please call Anna on (02) 9218 2354 or email your resume to anna@abrs.net.au.



Carer Recruitment & Assessment Worker (ACT)

As of February 2016, Barnardos is the Lead Agency in the ACT Together Consortium, combining and coordinating the OOHC Program resources of the five agencies in the ACT on behalf of the Territory Government in the care of some 750 children and young people: Barnardos Australia, OzChild, Australian Childhood Foundation, Premier Youthworks and Relationships Australia. ACT Together brings together all of the service elements designed to support children and young people who cannot live with their birth families.

The Role 
Reporting to the ACT Together Regional Manager, the Carer Recruitment & Assessment Worker will be responsible for recruiting carers for the specialised program.  As a Recruitment and Support Worker you will conduct assessments, provide supervision and ongoing training for foster carers as well as other practical support.

The Candidate
The ideal candidate will have a qualification in Social Work, Social Welfare or related area, previous experience working with children and families, demonstrated assessment skills, excellent communication skills both written and verbal, a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with colleagues, other agencies and Government authorities.

Our desired candidate would have previous experience conducting foster care assessments, an understanding of Child Protection and Out of Home Care and or experience in working with children and families from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) and/or an Indigenous backgrounds.

Additional information
Closing Date: 9.00am Friday 27th January 2017.

For a confidential discussion OR to find out more about the role please call Anna Baines on  02 9218 2354 or to apply please send an updated resume to anna@abrs.net.au.



Barnardos Peer Support Worker (ACT)

As of February 2016, Barnardos is the Lead Agency in the ACT Together Consortium, combining and coordinating the OOHC Program resources of the five agencies in the ACT on behalf of the Territory Government in the care of some 750 children and young people: Barnardos Australia, OzChild, Australian Childhood Foundation, Premier Youthworks and Relationships Australia. ACT Together brings together all of the service elements designed to support children and young people who cannot live with their birth families.

The Role 
The Barnardos Peer Support Worker offers emotional and practical support to all Barnardos Foster Carers and their families. The primary focus of the support, while child-centred, is on the carers and their families.
The Peer Support Worker may themselves be a Foster Carer (ie a ‘Peer Carer Support Worker’) or may not be a Foster Carer. In either case the Carer Support Worker is responsible for assisting Care families by increasing their skills through one on one mentoring and training while providing emotional and practical support as needed.

The Candidate
The ideal candidate will have experience in the provision and support to service delivery to children and young people, qualifications/experience in the provision of protective services, demonstrated knowledge of child development and the impacts of abuse and trauma, Demonstrated understanding of the special needs of children in disadvantaged families and understanding of issues related to working with Volunteer carers and an ability to provide support services in complex situations.

Our desired candidate would have a higher qualification in Social Work, Welfare, Social Science.  

Additional information
Closing Date: 9.00am Friday 27th January 2017.

For a confidential discussion OR to find out more about the role please call Anna Baines on  02 9218 2354. To apply email your resume to anna@abrs.net.au.


Intake Officer (ACT)

As of February 2016, Barnardos is the Lead Agency in the ACT Together Consortium, combining and coordinating the OOHC Program resources of the five agencies in the ACT on behalf of the Territory Government in the care of some 750 children and young people: Barnardos Australia, OzChild, Australian Childhood Foundation, Premier Youthworks and Relationships Australia. ACT Together brings together all of the service elements designed to support children and young people who cannot live with their birth families.

The Role 
Reporting to the Regional Manager of OOHC Services, the Intake Officer is responsible for overseeing the organisational process for incoming referrals for children & young people requiring out of home care. You will work in collaboration with Program Managers and Carer Support as well as liaison with CYPS (Child Youth & Protection Services) and SPAs to take referrals for out of home care and matching for placements. You will also support carers awaiting allocation of children/young people through support of their enquiries and follow up.

The Candidate
The ideal candidate will have a qualification in Social Work, Social Welfare or related area, advanced case-management skills and experience in the provision of protection services, support and service delivery to children and young people. Demonstrated knowledge of child development and the implications of abuse and demonstrated understanding of of children in disadvantaged families is essential.

Our desired candidate would have previous experience working in out of home care, an understanding of Child Protection and Out of Home Care and or experience in working with ACT Care and Protection Services and the Department of Family and Community Services.

Additional information
Closing Date: 9.00am Friday 27th January 2017.
Salary: $73,767 (Salary packaging available)

For a confidential discussion OR to find out more about the role please call Anna Baines on  02 9218 2354. To apply email your resume to anna@abrs.net.au.

Adoption Case Managers (x2)

Two full time Adoption Case Managers are required for our Adoption Case Management Team, Find-A-Family based in Ashfield.

The Role
The Barnardos Find-a-Family program in NSW and the ACT offers permanent family care and adoption to children in the age ranges 0 -12 years (at entry to the program). Reporting to the Program Manager, The Adoption Case Manager will carry a caseload of children under the age of 5 years with adoption care plans and will be responsible for the assessment, support and casework service to children referred to Find-A-Family.
 
The Candidate 
Our ideal candidates will have a qualification in Social Work, Social Welfare or related area; previous experience working with children and families and working knowledge of foster care and/or adoption; demonstrated understanding of the out of home care system and excellent report writing skills are essential.
 
Additional information
You must have a current driver's license and NSW Working with Children Check.
 
Pay Range SP6 – SP12 $72,018 - $85,855 Unpackaged (FBT & option to package a vehicle available).

Closing Date: 9.00am Wednesday 25th January 2017  
 
For a confidential discussion OR to find out more about the role please call Anna Baines on (02) 9218 2354 or to apply email your resume to anna@abrs.net.au.
 

Barnardos Foster/Kin Care Manager - ACT

As of February 2016, Barnardos is the Lead Agency in the ACT Together Consortium, combining and coordinating the OOHC Program resources of the five agencies in the ACT on behalf of the Territory Government in the care of some 750 children and young people: Barnardos Australia, OzChild, Australian Childhood Foundation, Premier Youthworks and Relationships Australia. ACT Together brings together all of the service elements designed to support children and young people who cannot live with their birth families.

The Role
The Barnardos Foster/Kin Care Manager is required to manage a team of up to six Case Managers/Case Workers who in turn provide child-focused therapeutic support to a designated cohort of children and young people in their care, ranging in age from 0-17 years, who are placed in short or long-term foster or kin care.

The Manager also carries responsibility as Subject Matter Expert (SME) in at least one core Program area and as such provides program leadership across the entire organisation and Expert representation for the Agency externally.

The Candidate
The ideal candidate will have relevant tertiary degree-level qualifications in the provision of protective support and service delivery to children and young people and their families; demonstrated capacity to provide advice on complex case management matters/issues; ability to coach others who also provide such advice; knowledge of social, economic, health and cultural factors affecting client and family situations; working knowledge of relevant child protection and related legislation.

Our desired candidate would have demonstrated experience of and capacity to provide leadership, direction, supervision and support to staff who are providing complex case management for children and young people who are in foster or kin care; demonstrated understanding of the special needs of children in disadvantaged families through past experience of working in a Case Manager or similar role; experience in a leadership role in another similar agency or organisation.

Pay range
$70,540 - $ 111,785 (excluding Fringe Benefits Tax / Salary packaging and car)

Additional information
Closing Date: 9.00am Wednesday 18 January 2017

For a confidential discussion OR to find out more about the role please call Anna Baines on 02 9218 2354. To apply hit APPLY NOW or alternatively email your resume to anna@abrs.net.au.


Program Manager, Find-a-Family

An exciting opportunity has become available to work for Barnardos, one of Australia's leading children's charities. A full- time Program Manager is required for our Permanent Care and Adoption Program, Find-a-Family. The position is based in Ashfield.

Barnardos Permanent Care and Adoption program is an innovative program established to meet the needs of babies, pre-school and older children requiring secure and permanent family placements.

The Role
Reporting to the Operations Manager - Permanent Care, the Program Manager, Permanent Care and Adoption will be responsible for setting and monitoring standards of appropriate professional conduct of staff within one of the Permanent Care teams.

The Candidate
The ideal candidate will have qualifications in Social Welfare or related discipline; a minimum of 4 years experience in child and family welfare, and in foster care or a related area of out-of-home care; experience and skills in working with children from a range of age groups including pre school children; sound knowledge of trauma and attachment issues for children and young people 0-10 years, strong advocacy skills related to permanancy planning for children in out-of-home care; knowledge of adoption processes; experience of providing effective staff management and supervision.

Additional information
You must have a current driver's license and NSW Working with Children Check.

Pay Range: $85,855 - $111,785 (excluding Fringe Benefit Tax (FBT)

Closing date: 9.00am Friday 30th December 2016

For a confidential discussion OR to find out more about the role please call on (02) 9218 2418 or alternatively email your resume to tina@abrs.net.au.


Case Manager (ACT)

The Organisation
As of February 2016, Barnardos is the Lead Agency in the ACT Together Consortium, combining and coordinating the OOHC Program resources of the five agencies in the ACT on behalf of the Territory Government in the care of some 750 children and young people: Barnardos Australia, OzChild, Australian Childhood Foundation, Premier Youthworks and Relationships Australia. ACT Together brings together all of the service elements designed to support children and young people who cannot live with their birth families.

The Role
You will provide high quality and responsive case management to young people and children ensuring, secure and high quality, well supported placements are provided. You will develop and implement care plans appropriate to the individual needs of each young person and case manage their transition from residential care to foster care or independent living. This a 6 month fixed term contract.

The Candidate
You will have a degree in Social Work or related qualification or equivalent experience; are able to demonstrate case management experience working with adolescents  and experience in and awareness of the issues for young adults in out of home care and the factors that contribute to this; Experience and a passion for working with adolescents and understanding the impacts of trauma on teens behaviour is essential.

Additional information
Pay range: $79,634 - $91,977 (Salary packaging available)

For a confidential discussion OR to find out more about the role please call on  02 9218 2354 or to apply email you resume to anna@abrs.net.au.




Carer Recruitment & Assessment Worker (ACT)

The Organisation
As of February 2016, Barnardos is the Lead Agency in the ACT Together Consortium, combining and coordinating the OOHC Program resources of the five agencies in the ACT on behalf of the Territory Government in the care of some 750 children and young people: Barnardos Australia, OzChild, Australian Childhood Foundation, Premier Youthworks and Relationships Australia. ACT Together brings together all of the service elements designed to support children and young people who cannot live with their birth families.

The Role
Reporting to the ACT Together Regional Manager, the Carer Recruitment & Assessment Worker will be responsible for recruiting carers for the specialised program.  As a Recruitment and Support Worker you will conduct assessments, provide supervision and ongoing training for foster carers as well as other practical support.

The Candidate
The ideal candidate will have a qualification in Social Work, Social Welfare or related area, previous experience working with children and families, demonstrated assessment skills, excellent communication skills both written and verbal, a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with colleagues, other agencies and Government authorities.

Our desired candidate would have previous experience conducting foster care assessments, an understanding of Child Protection and Out of Home Care and or experience in working with children and families from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) and/or an Indigenous backgrounds.

Additional information
Closing Date: 9.00am Monday 31st October 2016. For a confidential discussion OR to find out more about the role please call Anna Baines on  02 9218 2354. or alternatively email your resume to anna@abrs.net.au.




Adolescent Case Manager

As of February 2016, Barnardos is the Lead Agency in the ACT Together Consortium, combining and coordinating the OOHC Program resources of the five agencies in the ACT on behalf of the Territory Government in the care of some 750 children and young people: Barnardos Australia, OzChild, Australian Childhood Foundation, Premier Youthworks and Relationships Australia. ACT Together brings together all of the service elements designed to support children and young people who cannot live with their birth families.

The Role 
You will provide high quality and responsive case management to young people and children ensuring, secure and high quality, well supported placements are provided. You will develop and implement care plans appropriate to the individual needs of each young person and case manage their transition from residential care to foster care or independent living. This a 6 month fixed term contract.

The Candidate
You will have a degree in Social Work or related qualification or equivalent experience; are able to demonstrate case management experience working with adolescents  and experience in and awareness of the issues for young adults in out of home care and the factors that contribute to this; Experience and a passion for working with adolescents and understanding the impacts of trauma on teens behaviour is essential.

Additional information
Pay range: $79,634 - $91,977 (Salary packaging available)
Closing Date: 9.00am Friday 14th October 2016.

For a confidential discussion OR to find out more about the role please call on  02 9218 2354 or to apply email you resume to anna@abrs.net.au.



Respite Foster carers for Barnardos Hunter/Central Coast Kin Care Program

About this opportunity
Barnardos Newcastle and Wyong Centres are currently looking for respite foster carers to work with local families. Foster Carers who are able to provide children with a safe and stable home, generally one weekend every month to look after a foster child. Respite carers provide foster children with a wider social network and give the primary carers a break to recharge their energy.

Foster care allowance and Centrelink entitlements paid to approved applicants. Foster Carers receive training and 24 hour support. Please call our office today if you are interested in becoming a respite foster carer on 1800 663 441.

Additional requirements
Driver's Licence (C) - Applicants will need to have a current drivers licence and their own car.

Working with Children Check * - Applicants will need to participate in an assessment and complete a Working with Children Check.

(* May be arranged via the Organisation. Details to be provided on expression of interest.)

Time Required
Respite foster carers are need right now. If you live the Newcastle / Hunter Region please apply.

Good for Centrelink Approved and those interested in Childcare Training.

Foster carers will receive initial carer training, ongoing training also offered. Foster carers will receive a carers allowance that is tax free and will be eligible for Centrelink entitlements.



Foster carers for Barnardos Hunter – Central Coast

About this opportunity
Barnardos Newcastle and Wyong Centre’s are currently looking for short term foster carers who are able to provide children with a safe and stable home. Foster care allowance and Centrelink entitlements paid to approved applicants. Foster Carers receive training and 24 hour support. Please call our office today if you are interested in becoming a foster carer on 1800 663 441.

Additional requirements
Driver's Licence (C) - Applicants will need to have a current drivers licence and their own car.

Working with Children Check * - Applicants will need to participate in an assessment and complete a Working with Children Check.

(* May be arranged via the Organisation. Details to be provided on expression of interest.)

Time Required
Short Term foster carers are need right now. If you live the Hunter or Central Coast areas please apply.

Good for Centrelink Approved and those interested in Childcare Training.

Foster carers will receive initial carer training, ongoing training also offered. Foster carers will receive a carers allowance that is tax free and will be eligible for Centrelink entitlements.