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 6 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

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












Office Administrator - Ashfield

The Organisation: 
We are looking for a full-time Office Administrator for the Find-a-Family Team based in Ashfield, this is a 12-month fixed term contract.

The Role:
This is a rare opportunity for an experienced Office Administrator to join one of Australia’s leading children’s charities in the Adoption and Permanent Family Care Program. This is a busy and varied role, supporting the Adoption Case Management Team and Senior Management.

The Candidate 

The ideal Office Administrator will have:

• Tertiary level qualification in Office Administration is desirable 
• Demonstrated experience in Office Administration is desirable 
• Demonstrated experience in an administrative support role 
• Highly developed organisational skills, ability to identify priorities and able to perform effectively under pressure. 
• Strong administrative and computer literacy skills, especially using Microsafe Office applications
• The ability to build rapport with callers, have empathy and the capacity to respond to people who may be emotional and/or distressed. 
• Experience with management of office finances including maintenance and balance of petty cash float and preparation of accounts.

Additional info:
To be considered for this role you must be willing to obtain a current NSW Working with Children Check

Benefits:
Salary: $53,305 - $66,664 (Base & Superannuation)    

Expressions of interest: 
For more information please contact Gemma Haworth on 02 9218 2354 or email and updated resume to gemma@abrs.net.au.










Regional Manager Adoption Permanent Care - Ashfield

The Organisation: 
We are looking for a full-time Office Administrator for the Find-a-Family Team based in Ashfield, this is a 12-month fixed term contract.

The Role:
As a Regional Manager for the Permanent Care & Adoption Program you will be covering the Permanent Care Teams in Ashfield and Kingston House Residential Service. You will use your experience in management and knowledge of Out of Home Care to support three Program Managers and their Case Management Teams. Overseeing professional development and supervision and conducting regular reviews of practice & procedures.

The Candidate 

The ideal Regional Manager will have:
• Tertiary level qualification in Social Welfare or a related discipline 
• Extensive practice and theoretical experience in Out of Home Care 
• 5 years’ experience in team leadership, program management and staff supervision 
• Experience in child and family welfare and in foster care or related areas of alternate care for children 
• Proven high-level organisational skills and an ability to manage a service from day-day 
• Collaborative and supportive management style 
• Experience in a Residential and Youth setting is desirable

Additional info:
To be considered for this role you must have or be willing to obtain a current NSW Working with Children Check Salary: $97,129 - $122,392 (Base & Superannuation)
• 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 apply now to anna@abrs.net.au or contact Anna Baines on (02) 9218 2354

 






Administrative Officer - Ultimo

The Organisation:
An excellent opportunity has become available for an experienced and energetic Administrative Officer to join the Learning and Capability, and Practice Software Teams in one of Australia’s leading children’s charities, Barnardos Australia.

The Role:
The Administrative Officer is responsible for the provision of a broad range of duties across teams, including but not exclusive to: general administration, invoicing, team administration, managing bookings and involvement with the management of Barnardos NSW Carer Register and some administrative support for other areas of the People and Practice teams.
This role is a 12 month fixed term contract based at Barnardos Head Office in Ultimo, Sydney.

The Candidate
The ideal Administrative Officer will have:
• Demonstrated experience of office administration including invoicing, accounts management, minute taking
• Strong organisational and prioritising skills
• Ability to deal with multiple tasks efficiently, exercise sound judgment and use own initiative
• Ability to be flexible, adaptable and incorporate change within the working environment
• High level of proficiency of computer literacy with Word, Excel, pivot tables and ability to adapt to new software quickly, including data entry
• Excellent communication, interpersonal skills, written skills and attention to detail
• Demonstrated ability to work both independently and cooperatively in a team environment

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

Additional info:
To be considered for this role you must have or be willing to obtain a NSW and ACT Working with Children Check.

Benefits:
• Salary: $67,005 (base & superannuation)
• Barnardos boasts generous benefits with access to salary packaging

Expressions of interest:
For a confidential discussion OR to find out more about the role please call Tina Garner on 02 9218 2418 or email an updated resume to tina@abrs.net.au

 






Adoption Case Manager - FAF Shellharbour

We are looking for a passionate Adoption Case Manager for the Adoption Case Management Team, Find-a-Family based in Shellharbour. This will be a 12 month fixed term maternity leave contract.

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 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 successful Adoption Case Manager will ideally have:
• A tertiary level qualification in Social Work, Social Welfare or related area
• Previous experience working with children and families
• Working knowledge of foster care and/or adoption
• Demonstrated understanding of the out of home care system
• Excellent report writing skills

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

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

Benefits:
• Salary: $70, 248 - $87, 486 p.a (base and superannuation)
• Barnardos boasts generous benefits with access to salary packaging

Expressions of interest:
We will be shortlisting for this position soon.

For a confidential discussion OR to find out more about the role please call Tina Garner on 02 9218 2418 or email tina@abrs.net.au

 






Family and Community Violence Worker - Penrith

We are looking for a part-time (28 hours / 4 days per week) permanent Family and Community Violence Case Worker for the Domestic, Family & Community Violence Program based in Cranebrook, Penrith.

The Role:
Reporting to the Program Manager, the Family and Community Violence Case Worker will provide a crisis intervention case work service to children and primary carers; experiencing family violence. The Family and Community Violence Case Worker will also engage the community through outreach programs via group programming within primary and secondary schools; community outreach in the Cranebrook estate and Penrith LGA; and participation in Educational events and days.

The Candidate
The ideal Family and Community Violence Case Worker will have:
• A tertiary level qualification in Social Work, Social Welfare or a related discipline
• Demonstrate experience supporting adults, young people and children affected by domestic and family violence
• Case management experience
• Knowledge of child development and parenting capacity
• Knowledge of the Domestic and Personal Violence Act, and knowledge around court processes pertaining to AVOs
• Must be willing to engage in outreach work which involves direct work with clients and the community
• Demonstrated experience of using a electronic case management tool

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 - $70, 248 pro rata (base and superannuation)
• Barnardos boasts generous benefits with access to salary packaging and the option to package a car with your salary

Expressions of interest:
We will be shortlisting for this position soon.

For a confidential discussion OR to find out more about the role please call Tina Garner on 02 9218 2418 or email tina@abrs.net.au

 






Regional Manager Adoption Permanent Care

An exciting opportunity has become available to work for our client Barnardos, one of Australia’s leading children’s charities. This is a rare opportunity for an experienced Regional Manager to join an innovative program at the forefront of Permanent Care & Adoption Services.

The Role:
As a Regional Manager for the Permanent Care & Adoption Program you will be covering the Permanent Care Teams in Gosford, Shellharbour and Penrith. You will use your experience in management and knowledge of Out of Home Care to support three Program Managers and their Case Management Teams. Overseeing professional development and supervision and conducting regular reviews of practice & procedures.

The Candidate
The ideal Regional Manager will have:
• Tertiary level qualification in Social Welfare or a related discipline
• Extensive practice and theoretical experience in Out of Home Care
• 5 years’ experience in team leadership, program management and staff supervision
• Experience in child and family welfare and in foster care or related areas of alternate care for children
• Proven high-level organisational skills and an ability to manage a service from day-day
• Collaborative and supportive management style

Additional info:
To be considered for this role you must have or be willing to obtain a current NSW Working with Children Check

Benefits:
• Salary: $97,129 - $122,392 (Base & Superannuation)
• 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 email anna@abrs.net.au or contact Anna Baines on (02) 9218 2354

 






Peer Support Worker - ACT

We are looking for a full time permanent Peer Support Worker for the CARE Program based in Bruce, ACT.

The Role:
Reporting to the Carer Support Manager, the Peer Support Worker (Peer Support Worker) will be responsible for providing one on one mentoring, training and ongoing support to Barnardos Foster Carers and their families. The successful person will have a good understanding of out of home care services and may themselves have been a Foster Carer.

The Candidate:
The ideal candidate will have:
• Tertiary level qualification in Social Work, Social Welfare or a related discipline
• 2 years’ experience working with children and families in an out of home care capacity
• Knowledge of child development and an understanding of how trauma impacts children & young people
• Understanding of the issues related to working with carers and an ability to provide support in complex situations
• Exceptional interpersonal and relationship building skills
• Strong written skills and the ability to prepare reports

Additional info:
You will also need a valid ACT driving license, a current WWVP Card & NSW Working with Children Check and the ability to carry a mobile telephone and participate in providing 24-hour cover and respond to crisis when required.

Benefits:
• Salary: $63,074 (Base & Superannuation)
• 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 email your resume to Anna Baines at anna@abrs.net.au or call (02) 9218 2354 for a confidential discussion.

 






Legal Administrator - Ashfield

We are looking for a full time permanent Legal Administrator for the Adoption Legal Team based in Ashfield.

The Role :
This is a rare opportunity for an experience Legal Administrator to join one of Australia’s leading children’s charities in the Adoption and Permanent Family Care Program. This is a busy and varied role, supporting the Adoption Legal Team with preparation of documents for adoption applications to the Supreme Court.

The Candidate
The ideal Legal Administrator will have:
• Tertiary level qualification in office administration or a related discipline
• 2 years’ experience working in a legal environment
• Experience with preparation and formatting legal documents
• Demonstrated ability to give close attention to detail and strong analytical skills
• Strong administrative and computer literacy skills, especially using Microsoft Office applications
• Ability to prioritise work and meet strict deadlines

Additional info:
To be considered for this role you must be willing to obtain a current NSW Working with Children Check

Benefits
• Salary: $64,984 – $71,186 (Base & Superannuation)
• 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 email anna@abrs.net.au or contact Anna Baines on (02) 9218 2354

 






Carer Recruitment Officer - ACT

We are looking for a full time permanent Case Manager for the Carer Support Team based in Bruce, ACT.

The Role:
The Carer Recruitment Officer will be responsible for the recruitment, assessment and training of potential Foster and Kinship Carers. The Carer Recruitment Officer will have a good understanding of Out of Home Care Services and use this to effectively assess applicants who would like to become Foster Carers.

The Candidate:
The ideal candidate will have:
• Experience and/or qualifications in social work, social welfare or a related discipline
• A good understanding of the Out of Home Care System
• Knowledge of child development and an understanding of how trauma impacts children & young people
• Exceptional interpersonal and relationship building skills
• Strong written skills and the ability to prepare reports

Additional info:
To be considered for the role you will need:
• A valid ACT driving license
• Current WWVP Card & NSW Working with Children Check (or the capacity to apply for one)
• The ability to work outside of Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm when required to attend assessments and take part in carer events

Benefits
Salary: $70,248 - $87,486 (Base & Superannuation)
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 email anna@abrs.net.au or contact Anna Baines on (02) 9218 2354

 






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 to join the OOHC Program based in Bruce, ACT. 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.

Additional info:
For a confidential discussion OR to find out more about the role please call Anna Baines on 02 9218 2354 or email you resume to anna@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





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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