Program Manager TFC KC - Auburn September 2017

A full time, permanent Program Manager is required for the Temporary Family Care/Kinship Care Program with Auburn Childrens Family Centres based in Auburn.

The Role:
Reporting to the Centre Manager, the Program Manager will effectively manage the day to day responsibilities of the Temporary Family Care (TFC) and Kinship Care Program and to ensure a high standard of service is provided to families, carers, young people and children in need.

The Candidate
The successful Program Manager will ideally have:
• A tertiary level qualification in Social Work, Social welfare or related discipline
• A minimum of 5 years working experience in child, family and/or community services
• A minimum 2 years management experience, including demonstrated experience in leadership and staff management
• Knowledge of the NSW child protection system including The NSW Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Act, current reforms, expectations and standards relating to service delivery in Out of Home Care (OOHC)
• Demonstrated case management experience working with at risk children, young people and / or families in a child protection focused role
• Excellent understanding of child protection issues and client vulnerabilities (e.g. D&A use, DV, mental health issues, the impact of trauma and the effect on child behaviour and development)

Additional info:
For this role you will need to have a NSW working with children check, and current NSW drivers license.

Benefits:
• $91, 491 - $99,713 p.a (base and super)
• Barnardos boasts generous benefits with access to salary packaging and the option to package a car with your salary

Expressions of interest:
We are currently shortlisting for this role, please apply as soon as possible by calling Tina Garner on 02 9218 2418 for a confidential discussion or email tina@abrs.net.au

 

 






Permanency Specialist - ACT Together

We are looking for an experienced social worker with a passion for enabling stability and permanency for children in out of home care. Use your specialist assessment skills and experience in adoption & permanent care to make a difference.

The Role:
The Permanency Specialist conducts permanency assessments for potential adoption or permanent care outside of the birth family and makes recommendations for adoption or permanent care following assessment and provides post order support to post adoptive families and families that have PR for children who were once in out of home care.

The Candidate:
• Demonstrated knowledge of child development and the implications of abuse and trauma
• Demonstrated understanding of the special needs of children in disadvantaged families
• Understanding of the issues related to working with volunteer carers and an ability to provide support services in often complex situations
• Demonstrated ability to liaise with ACT Care and Protection Services and the Department of Family and Community Services and other relevant government and non-government agencies along with demonstrated links with existing relevant networks within the Care field
• Exceptional written communication skills and ability to prepare reports, ability to exercise appropriate conduct in a Court setting
• Qualifications in related disciplines such as Social Work, Welfare, Social Sciences or other relevant qualifications
• Specialist experience working in Adoption and Permanent Care Agencies

Benefits:
Salary - $68,795 - $82,791 (base & superannuation) Barnardos has some excellent benefits, including the option to package your salary and the option to package a motor vehicle.

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

 

 






Aboriginal Case Manager - ACT Together

The Role:
The Barnardos Aboriginal Caseworker provides therapeutic informed case management to children and young people who are accessing the foster care service. The Aboriginal Caseworker 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 Aboriginal Caseworker 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: $66,664 - $82,971 (Base Salary & Superannuation) Please note Barnardos offer the option to Package your salary and a 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 

 






IFP Case Worker - Penrith (full time)

We are looking for a full time permanent Case Worker for our Intensive Family Preservation Program based in Cranebrook, Penrith.

The Role
Reporting to the Program Manager, the Case Worker, Intensive Family Preservation will work with families with children 0-15 years, providing intensive in-home crisis intervention, practical assistance, counselling and skill development for families who have children at risk of significant ham and are at risk of placement in out-of-home-care (OOHC).

The Candidate
The ideal Case Worker will have:
• Tertiary level qualification in Social Work, Social Welfare or a related discipline
• 2 years experience working with children and young people and their family in a child protection context
• Knowledge of child development and parenting capacity
• Experience in working with families with multiple, complex needs and that may be experiencing acute crisis

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

Additional info
You will also need a valid NSW driving license, a working with children check and the ability to work on occasion outside of Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm when required to respond to a planned or unplanned event

Benefits
• $63,074 - $75,168 p.a (base and super)
• Barnardos boasts generous benefits with access to salary packaging and the option to package a car with your salary

Expressions of interest
Turn around for this role will be quick so to request a full application pack, please call Tina Garner on (02) 9218 2418. Alternatively please email your resume to tina@abrs.net.au

 

 






TFC Case Manager - Hunter Region

We are looking for a full time, permanent Case Manager, Temporary Family Care for the Out of Home Care (OOHC) Program based in Hamilton, Newcastle.

The Role
Reporting to the Program Manager, the Case Manager will provide high quality child focused and responsive case management to children up to the age of five and older siblings up to the age of 12 years to ensure timely permanency planning occurs, secure, stable and high quality well supported placements are provided to the child(ren) and empowering, meaningful contact occurs between the child(ren) and their parents.

The Candidate
The successful Case Manager will ideally have:
• A tertiary qualification in Social Work, Social Welfare, Education, Psychology or related area
• Experience in and/or awareness of the issues for a child/ren entering OOHC and the factors that contribute to children entering OOHC
• Experience in out of home care, and knowledge or experience in conducting foster care assessments
• Knowledge of child protection processes, child development, attachment theory and trauma related behaviours in children
• Demonstrated high level of written skills appropriate for maintenance of administrative requirements, casework notes and report writing

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

Additional info
You will also need to have a valid NSW driving license and use of own car; computer literacy in database use; a NSW working with children check; ability to participate in rotating on-call roster providing 24 hour, 7 days a week service.

Benefits
• $71, 186 - $87, 486 p.a (base and super)
• Barnardos boasts generous benefits with access to salary packaging and the option to package a car with your salary

Expressions of interest
Turn around for this role will be quick so to request a full application pack, please call Tina Garner on (02) 9218 2418. Alternatively please email your resume to tina@abrs.net.au

 






Family Support Worker - Penrith

We are looking for a full time Family Support Worker for the Child and Family Support Services based in Cranebrook, Penrith. This is a confirmed 7 month fixed term maternity leave contract, which may be extended to 12 months.

The Role 
Reporting to the Program Manager, the Family Support Worker, will be responsible for the case management of families and children aged 0 to 12 years who are in crisis, experiencing difficulties and who are at risk in the Penrith Local Government Area (LGA).

The Candidate
The successful Family Support Worker will ideally have:

·   A Tertiary level qualification in Social Work, Social Welfare or a related discipline

·   2 years’ experience working with children, young people and their family in a child protection context (desirable)

·   Experience working with children, young people and their family in a child protection context

·   Demonstrated experience of working with families in need of support services

·   Knowledge of current child protection legislation

·   Demonstrated experience of using electronic case management tool

·    Excellent communication skills both verbal and written

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

Additional info
You will also need a valid NSW driving license, a NSW working with children check, ability to work outside of Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm when required, including on call 

Benefits
$63, 074 - $71, 186 (base and super)

Barnardos boasts generous benefits with access to salary packaging and the option to package a car with your salary

Expressions of interest
Turn around for this role will be quick so to request a full application pack, please call Tina Garner on (02) 9218 2418. Alternatively please email your resume to tina@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







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.

 

 






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