Family Referral Worker - Sydney Metro

The Organisation
An exciting opportunity has become available to work for Barnardos Australia, one of Australia’s leading children’s charities. A full time, Family Referral Worker is required for a 12-month fixed term contract with 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 Program Manager, the Family Referral Worker will effectively undertake the intake and outreach responsibilities of a Family Referral Worker (FRW), and to ensure a high standard of service is provided to families, children and young people in need.

The Candidate
The ideal candidate will have a Tertiary qualification in Social Work, Psychology or related discipline; demonstrated experience of working with children and young people and their family in a child protection context and knowledge of current child protection legislation; demonstrated experience of working with families in need of support services; knowledge of child development and parenting capacity; computer competence and experience of using electronic case management tools.

Additional info
Must have high level oral and written communication skills. You must also have a current NSW driver’s license and a NSW Working with Children Check Clearance.

Pay Range
$69,859 - $81,247p.a (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 Wednesday 31 May 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 or email tina@abrs.net.au.
To apply hit APPLY NOW or alternatively email your resume to: tina@abrs.net.au





Family Support Worker - Sydney Metro

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 Family Support Worker is required for our Yurungai Child and Family Services based at Sydney Metro Centre, Ultimo.

The Role
Reporting to the Acting Program Manager, the Family Support Worker, Yurungai Child and Family Services will provide casework services to children 0-18 years and their families, and ensure a high standard of service is provided to families and children in need.
Yurungai Child and Family Services aims to prevent family breakdown and to keep children from entering the out of home care system. The role of Family Support Worker will be an integral part of a dedicated and hardworking team.


The Candidate
This Family Support Worker role is an Aboriginal identified position. To perform this role it is essential that the person who holds the position be an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person. It is therefore a genuine occupational requirement under section 25 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 that applicants are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders.

The ideal candidate will also have a tertiary qualification in Social Work, Psychology or Social Welfare related discipline; demonstrated experience of working with children, young people and their family in a child protection context; knowledge of child development, parenting capacity and current child protection legislation; experience using an electronic case management tool.

Additional info
Must have excellent communication and computer skills. You will also need a valid NSW driving license, a satisfactory working with children check, ability to participate in an out of hours roster, and the ability to work on occasion outside of Monday to Friday office hours when required (to respond to a planned or unplanned event).

Pay Range
$69,859 - $85,855 p.a (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 Wednesday 7th June 2017

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





Aboriginal Family Worker - South Coast

The Organisation
An exciting opportunity has become available to work for Barnardos Australia, one of Australia’s leading child protection charities. A part-time (21 hours per week – 3 days), permanent Aboriginal Family Worker is required in our South Coast Family Worker Project, based at our Barnardos South Coast Child and Family Centre (Warrawong).

The Role
Reporting to the Program Manager, the Aboriginal Family Worker will work alongside children and their families who are living in the Illawarra/Shellharbour areas. Working in partnership with families the program aims to enhance and develop parenting skills, facilitate access to services and, build on informal support networks whereby strengthening family functioning and enhancing connections. The Aboriginal Family Worker will facilitate and support Aboriginal families to engage in parenting and targeted group work programs.

The Candidate
he ideal candidate will have a relevant tertiary qualifications in social work or community welfare and, a minimum of 2 years child and family case management experience with vulnerable children and their families.

Additional info
The successful applicant must have a current drivers licence and WWCC.

Pay range:
$69,859 - $75,788 p.a (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:
10AM Monday 29 May

The Aboriginal Family Worker is an Aboriginal identified position. To perform this role it is essential that the person who holds the position be an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person. It is therefore a genuine occupational requirement under section 25 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 that applicants are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders.

For a confidential discussion OR to request a full application package, please call Tina Garner on 02 9218 2418 or email tina@abrs.net.au. All applications must include a current resume with a least two referees, and a letter addressing Essential Criteria as outlined in the Position Description.





Family Worker - South Coast

The Organisation
An exciting opportunity has become available to work for Barnardos Australia, one of Australia’s leading child protection charities. A part-time (21 hours per week – 3 days), permanent Family Worker is required in our South Coast Family Worker Project based at our Barnardos South Coast Child and Family Centre located in Warrawong.

The Role
Reporting to the Program Manager, the Family Worker will provide family support services to children and their families living in the Illawarra/Shellharbour areas. Working in partnership with families the project aims to enhance and develop parenting skills, facilitate access to services and, build on informal support networks whereby strengthening family functioning and enhancing connections. The Family Worker will facilitate and support families to engage in parenting and targeted group work programs.

The Candidate
The ideal candidate will have a relevant tertiary qualifications in social work or community welfare and, a minimum of 2 years child and family case management experience with vulnerable children and their families.

Additional info
The successful applicant must have a current drivers licence and WWCC.

Pay range:
$69,859 - $75,788 p.a (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:
10AM Monday 29 May

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 or email tina@abrs.net.au. All applications must include a current resume with a least two referees, and a letter addressing Essential Criteria as outlined in the Position Description.





Adoption Case Manager - St Marys

The Organisation
An exciting opportunity has become available to work for Barnardos, one of Australia's leading children's charities. A full-time Adoption Case Manager is required for our Adoption Case Management Team, Find-A-Family based in St Marys.

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 -8 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
The ideal candidate 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 info
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 Thursday 25th May 2017.

For a confidential discussion OR to find out more about the role please call Tina Garner on (02) 9218 2118 or to apply email your resume to tina@abrs.net.au.






Family Referral Worker – Education

28hrs/ week, 12 month Contract. Position based in Bowral

The Role
Education will build the capacity of the Illawarra Family Referral Service team and local schools to provide information and link vulnerable children young people and their families to a range of support services in their local areas. 
This position will work to support families and children of Wingecarribee Public Schools, and build the capacity of local schools to engage with available community supports.

Email Erin Nichols enichols@barnardos.org.au for Job package.

Closing date: 11th May 2017





Aboriginal Case Worker in Bruce, ACT

The Organisation
Barnardos has a significant footprint in the ACT in the provision of services across the child, youth and family sector. Barnardos is the Lead Agency in the ACT Together Consortium, providing and coordinating Out of Home Care (OOHC) programs and services in addition to extensive family support and youth homelessness programs provided for Canberra Children’s Family Centre.

The Role
The Barnardos Aboriginal Case Worker provides therapeutic informed case management to children and young people who are accessing the foster care service. The case worker ensures that the outcomes for the children and young people in the service are achieved and works alongside the carers and a number of other professionals to achieve this outcome. The role recruits, assesses and actively works towards retention for foster carers.

The Candidate
The ideal candidate will have a qualification in Social Work, Social Welfare or related area, previous experience working with children and families and promoting family centred strength- based practices. This includes experience in working with, understanding and knowledge of the therapeutic needs of children and young people who have suffered abuse and neglect.

Our desired candidate would have demonstrated experience in case management including holding a complex case load and sound knowledge of child protection and issues in relation to children at risk particularly in regards to their safety, development, and connection to family, culture and community and demonstrated experience in engaging with the Aboriginal Community.

Salary: $61,898 - $69,859 (Unpackaged no MV) Option to Package Salary (FBT) & Vehicle

abrs considers that being Aboriginal is a genuine occupational qualification s 42 of the Discrimination Act 1991 (ACT)

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





Program Manager Aboriginal OOHC Program in Bruce, ACT

The Organisation 

Barnardos has a significant footprint in the ACT in the provision of services across the child, youth and family sector. Barnardos is the Lead Agency in the ACT Together Consortium, providing and coordinating Out of Home Care (OOHC) programs and services in addition to extensive family support and youth homelessness programs provided for Canberra Children’s Family Centre.

The Role
Reporting to the Regional Manager, the Program manager will be responsible for the management of the Aboriginal OOHC Program including foster care and kin care, worker supervision and support, convening regular team meetings and conducting regular reviews of practice and procedures to ensure continued provision of ACT Together and Barnardos Australia quality services.

The Program Manager is also responsible for ensuring that the children in the program have high quality cultural support, as well as developing and maintaining links in the local Aboriginal Community.

The Candidate
The ideal candidate will have a qualification in Social Work, Social Welfare or related area, previous experience working with children and families and promoting family centred strength- based practices. This includes experience in working with, understanding and knowledge of the therapeutic needs of children and young people who have suffered abuse and neglect.

Our desired candidate would have a qualification in Social Work, Social Welfare or related area; at least 3 years’ experience in management within OOHC, demonstrated capacity to provide advice on complex case management matters and the ability to coach and support a team. Experience working with the Aboriginal Community, services and groups and Demonstrated understanding of Aboriginal Culture and history and the impacts of this for children, carers and staff in OOHC is essential.

Salary: $70,450 - $111,785) Unpackaged no MV – Option to package your salary & Vehicle

abrs considers that being Aboriginal is a genuine occupational qualification s 42 of the Discrimination Act 1991 (ACT)

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





Case Workers/Managers in Bruce, 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
Due to the growth of our service we are looking to bring on board a number of experienced Case Workers/Managers to join our Out of Home care programs, based in Bruce in the ACT.
The Barnardos Case Worker provides therapeutic informed case management to children and young people who are accessing the foster care service. The case worker ensures that the outcomes for the children and young people in the service are achieved and works alongside the carers and a number of other professionals to achieve this outcome.

The case worker actively supports the needs of the carer to ensure stability for children and young people in their care. The role recruits, assesses and actively works towards retention for foster carers.

The Candidate
The ideal candidate will have a qualification in Social Work, Social Welfare or related area, previous experience working with children and families and promoting family centred strength-based practices. This includes experience in working with, understanding and knowledge of the therapeutic needs of children and young people who have suffered abuse and neglect.

Our desired candidate would have demonstrated experience in case management including holding a complex case load and sound knowledge of child protection and issues in relation to children at risk particularly in regards to their safety, development, and connection to family, culture and community.

Additional info
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





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.





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.


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)

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.