Youth Case Worker -  Inner West

An exciting opportunity has become available to work for Barnardos, one of Australia's leading children's charities. Barnardos are looking for a full time, permanent Youth Case Worker for the Barnardos Canterbury / Marrickville Streetwork Program based in the Inner West area of Sydney.

The Role:
Reporting to the Program Manager, the Youth Case Worker’s position will involve working with individual young people at risk and/or in crisis and their family, where appropriate to address the needs of young people.

The Youth Case Worker is responsible for the implementation of agency policy and procedures in consultation with the Program Manager, determining appropriate priorities. They will also be responsible for ensuring that individual clients receive the best available service, having regard to individual circumstances whilst maintaining “best practice” principles.

The Candidate
The successful Youth Case Worker will ideally have:
• Formal qualifications in Social Welfare or related discipline (minimum of Cert IV in Youth Work or equivalent considered)
• Experience and ability to work with young people at risk and/or in crisis in a Streetwork / outreach context
• Experience and prior knowledge of drug and alcohol issues
• Experience and ability to work with young people and families from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds
• Written communication skills, including report writing skills, maintenance of relevant client and program records and a computer based client database.

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 roles with Barnardos you will need to have (or be willing to have conducted) a National Police Clearance, current Working with Children check Clearance (or APP number). You must also have a current driver's license.

Salary:
$64, 176 - $67, 382 base (including FBT packaging) + benefits + Super. Motor Vehicle packaging is optional.

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 tina@abrs.net.au




Strategy Manager - Ultimo

An exciting opportunity has become available to work for Barnardos, one of Australia’s leading children’s charities. We work with families and communities facing issues such as violence, poverty, mental illness and homelessness to keep children safe at home.

The Role:
Reporting to the Executive Manager, Strategy and Engagement, the Strategy Manager will;
• Conduct an internal analysis in order to enhance ongoing strategic planning, and develop new strategic questions.
• Develop a detailed understanding of the current Child Protection sector and Barnardos’ competitive position within it, providing recommendations for strategy development.
• Manage and contribute to updating, enhancing and reporting on the implementation of ‘Strategic Directions’ (the organisation’s strategic plan) and provide strategic advice and recommendations to the Executive Leadership Team.
• Identify areas to grow or expand from a thorough analysis of the external environment and government funding and investment priorities at both the state and federal level.
• Partner with operational leaders to assist with strategic planning and recommend improvements where needed.

The Candidate
The ideal candidate will have:
• Ideally at least 3 years’ experience in a strategy or management consulting role in a top tier consulting firm
• At least 12 months experience with leading engagements and presenting to clients
• Strong background in strategic planning and running strategic projects
• Experience in managing organisational change
• Stakeholder engagement experience at senior levels, both internally and externally including government and/or community partners

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

Additional Information:
To be considered for roles with Barnardos you will need to have (or be willing to have conducted) a National Police Clearance, current Working with Children check Clearance (or APP number).

Salary:
This role will pay in line with marketing expectation on base (including FBT packaging) + benefits + Super.

Expressions of interest:
For a confidential discussion OR to find out more about the role please call Tina Garner on 02 9218 2418.




Internal Communications Manager - Sydney or Canberra

Barnardos are looking for an experienced Internal Communications Manager to work within the Communications and Engagement team. This is a full-time 2 year contract position that can be based either from our offices in Sydney or in Canberra.

The Role:
The Internal Communications Manager’s main purpose is to create and manage Barnardos Australia’s internal communications program. The role will lead the development and implementation of an internal communications strategy that will play a key role in engaging and ensuring all employees feel connected and proud to work for Barnardos Australia.


In conjunction with the Communications and National Programs Manager, this role will develop and implement on an ongoing basis, an Australia-wide internal communications plan that meets organisational objectives and aligns with Barnardos’ overall strategy to create a coherent and cohesive persona of the organisation, internally and externally.

The Candidate
The successful Internal Communications Manager will ideally have:
• Relevant tertiary qualifications such as Master’s degree and/or workplace-based experience in communications and media
• Strategic and internal communications experience
• Strong verbal and written communication skills
• Experience in writing for a range of audiences including writing media releases and articles
• Experience in advising senior managers on complex communications challenges, including crisis communications

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 roles with Barnardos you will need to have (or be willing to have conducted) a National Police Clearance, current Working with Children check Clearance (or APP number) and for the ACT a Drivers History and CYPS Check. You must also have a current driver's license.

Salary:
$101, 250 base (including FBT packaging) + benefits + Super. Motor Vehicle packaging is optional.

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




Direct Marketing Manager - Ultimo

Use your direct marketing skills to make a difference to the lives of children within Barnardos Australia

• Work for one of Australia's leading child protection charities
• Make a difference to the lives of children in NSW
• Excellent staff benefits and working arrangement available

The Organisation:
An exciting opportunity has become available to work for Barnardos, one of Australia’s leading children’s charities. A full time, permanent Direct Marketing Manager is required within the Strategy & Engagement Division based at Ultimo.

The Role:
Reporting to the Individual Giving Manager, the Direct Marketing Manager will effectively manage strategy, concept creation and implementation of direct marketing for the agency.

The Candidate
The ideal Direct Marketing Manager will:
• Execute four direct marketing campaigns per year all within strict timelines and budgets whilst working with all relevant internal and external stakeholders
• Donor retention and care - manage the content generation and mailing of their donor survey and bi-annual donor newsletters both offline and online.
• Support and make informed recommendations to the Individual Giving Manager in developing and managing the direct marketing strategy for the agency
• Editing and copywriting – work with copywriters and the communications team to provide informed, relevant and targeted copy for appeal letters, donor receipts, the website, eDMs and any other related marketing materials

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

Salary: (Base & Superannuation)
$73,985 per annum base (including FBT packaging) + benefits + Super.

Additional information:
To be considered for roles with Barnardos you will need to have (or be willing to have conducted) a National Police Clearance, current Working with Children check Clearance (or APP number) and for the ACT a Drivers History Check, Working with Vulnerable People Card and CYPS Check.

Expressions of interest:
For a confidential discussion OR to find out more about the role please call Gemma Haworth on 02 9218 2354.




Trusts and Foundations Manager - Ultimo

Barnardos are looking for an experienced Trusts and Foundations Manager to work within the Fundraising and Engagement team based in Ultimo, Sydney.

The Role:
The Trusts and Foundations Manager will work closely with the Corporate Development & Partnerships Manager to build on the success of Barnardos Australia’s existing fundraising efforts, and secure significant funds from trusts and foundations.

The Trusts and Foundations Manager will also write and coordinate complex funding grants and proposals, keep track and identify funding opportunities, and manage trust and foundation grants (ensuring contractual compliance) through effective grant management. In addition, this role will also work with key program and executive managers to compile program reports and acquittals for the Corporate Team.

This is a full time, 13 month fixed term contract.

The Candidate
The successful Trusts and Foundations Manager will ideally have:
• A tertiary/degree level qualifation or relevant experience in the not for profit sector
• At least three years of trust and foundation experience
• A proven track record of securing funds from charitable trusts/foundations; writing successful proposals for high value of six figure sums
• A proven track record of winning high value new business
• Demonstrable experience of prospect research of trusts and foundations
• Proven ability to work autonomously, meet objectives and tight deadlines under pressure

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 roles with Barnardos you will need to have (or be willing to have conducted) a National Police Clearance, current Working with Children check Clearance (or APP number) and for the ACT a Drivers History Check, Working with Vulnerable People Card and CYPS Check. You must also have a valid drivers license.

Salary:
$91, 056 base (including FBT packaging) + benefits + Super. Motor Vehicle packaging is optional.

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




Program Manager - Adoptions Team, Gosford

A great opportunity has become available to work for Barnardos, one of Australia’s leading children’s charities. A full time, permanent Program Manager - Adoptions Team is required for the Find-a-Family
Program based in Gosford.

The Role:
The Program manager is responsible for the management of one of the Adoption teams, including worker supervision and support, convening regular team meetings and conducting regular reviews of practice and procedures to ensure the continued provision of Barnardos Australia quality services.

The Candidate
The successful Program Manager will have:
• A degree/tertiary level qualification in a relevant field
• A minimum of 3 years’ experience, in team management and or 5 years’ experience in Out of Home Care
• A high standard of report writing and editing skills to meet the requirements of the Children’s Court and Supreme Court of NSW
• Demonstrated understanding and knowledge of current legislation and practices in NSW child protection.
• Experience providing representation on a range of local community forums and networks.
• Experience overseeing and ensuring the management of a Case Management Team, ensuring the continued delivery of effective and high quality services within an allocated budget

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

Salary:
$83,238 - $107,789 base (including FBT packaging) + benefits + Super. Motor Vehicle packaging is optional.

Additional information:
To be considered for roles with Barnardos you will need to have (or be willing to have conducted) a National Police Clearance, current Working with Children check Clearance (or APP number) and for the ACT a Drivers History Check, Working with Vulnerable People Card and CYPS Check

Expressions of interest:
For a confidential discussion OR to find out more about the role please call Tina Garner on 02 9218 2418.




Program Manager - Permanency Care Team

We are looking for an experienced Program Manager to join our Permanency Care Team based in Penrith.

• Work for one of Australia's leading child protection charities
• Make a difference to the lives of children in NSW
• Excellent staff benefits and working arrangement available

The Organisation:
An exciting opportunity has become available to work for Barnardos, one of Australia’s leading children’s charities. A full time, permanent Program Manager - Permanency Care is required for the Find-a-Family Program based in Penrith.

The Role:
The Program manager is responsible for the management of one of the Permanent Family Care teams, including worker supervision and support, convening regular team meetings and conducting regular reviews of practice and procedures to ensure the continued provision of Barnardos Australia quality services.

The Candidate:
The successful candidate will have a tertiary level qualification in a relevant field and minimum of 5 years experience, ideally in team management in Out of Home Care.

Key Responsibilities
• Allocate cases to Adoption and Permanent Family Care workers and regular review of individual worker caseloads
• Responsible for case planning and implementation of such plans for children receiving services from the program
• Ensure that a standard case work service is provided by the team which reflects Barnardos policies, particularly in the areas of Client's Rights and Permanency Planning.

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

Salary:
$83,238 - $107,789 (including base + FBT packaging) + benefits + Super.
Motor Vehicle packaging is optional.

Additional information:
To be considered for roles with Barnardos you will need to have (or be willing to have conducted) a National Police Clearance, current Working with Children check Clearance (or APP number) and for the ACT a Drivers History Check, Working with Vulnerable People Card and CYPS Check

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 Gemma Haworth on 02 9218 2354.




Work, Health & Safety Officer

Bring your commercial experience to a Not for Profit? Contribute to the safe work environment through promoting a safe workplace culture

• Full time, Permanent (part time will be considered)
• Work for a leading children's charity
• Sydney City Fringe Location

Due to an internal promotion, Barnardos Australia is currently recruiting for a full time, permanent WHS Officer. Reporting to Human Resources Manager you will provide advice and support on Health, Safety and Wellbeing, to the CEO, Executive Management Team, Managers and staff.

This role will involve;
• Co-ordinate consultation frameworks, including communication plans and committees to facilitate engagement with managers and employees on Work Health & Safety (WHS)
• Provide administrative support to the WHS committee including but not limited to agenda and minute preparation.
• Provide advice on policy, practices and issues of Health, Safety and Wellbeing across the organisation.
• Coordinate, develop and implement projects and initiatives which provide for employee health safety and wellbeing.
• Advise on WHS risks and legal compliance through regular reporting to the Manager Human Resources
• Coordinate aspects of injury management and workplace rehabilitation as required in accordance with workers compensation legislation, standards and guidelines.
• Design and deliver WHS training as required

They are looking for candidates with;
• Relevant qualifications in Work Health & Safety, minimum Cert IV in Work Health & Safety
• Minimum 2 years experience in similar role with Return to Work Co-ordination
• Knowledge of current Work Health & Safety legislation and its practical application across a diverse range of business, industry and organisations
• Demonstrated knowledge of current employee wellbeing initiatives and strategies
• Demonstrated experience in training development and delivery (Cert IV in Training & Assessment desirable)
• Experience in Not for Profit, in particular the delivery of services in community settings is an advantage.

Salary: $68,996 - $79,003 pro rata, per annum. (including FBT packaging) + Benefits + Super
Please note, Barnardos boasts generous benefits with access to salary packaging and the option to package a vehicle with your salary.

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




Recruitment and Carer Support Worker - Gosford

A full time, permanent Recruitment and Support Worker is required for our Permanent Care and Adoptions Program based in Gosford, NSW.

• Work for one of Australia's leading children's charities
• Be part of an innovative program at the forefront of Adoption services
• Excellent staff benefits and salary packaging available

An exciting opportunity has become available to work for Barnardos, one of Australia's leading children's charities. A full time, permanent Recruitment and Support Worker is required for our Recruitment and Support Program, Find-A-Family based in Gosford, NSW.

The Role:
Reporting to the Area Manager, the Recruitment and Support Worker will be responsible for recruiting carers for the Adoption and Permanent Family Care Program, along with supporting these teams with Intake (bridging) and Respite Care.

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

The Candidate:
The ideal candidate will have a degree level qualification in Social Welfare or related area; previous experience working with children and families, and an understanding of Child Protection and Out of Home Care (OOHC); demonstrated assessment, analytical and report writing skills; excellent written and verbal communication skills; a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and other agencies; demonstrated ability to deliver training.

It is also preferred that candidates have experience in OOHC and in conducting OOHC carer assessments.

Additional info:
Must have good computer skills, a valid driver's license and a willingness to travel to between centres when required.

Pay Range:
$67,382 - $83,238 p.a (including FBT packaging) + Benefits + Super.
Please note, Barnardos boasts generous benefits with access to salary packaging and the option to package a vehicle with your salary.

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 find out more about the role please call Gemma Haworth (02) 9218 2354.




IFP Case Worker - Penrith

An exciting opportunity has become available to work for Barnardos, one of Australia’s leading children’s charities. This is a full time 6 month fixed term contract for a Case Worker in 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:

• $60 288 - $72 128 base (including FBT packaging) + Benefits + Super.
Expressions of interest

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





Program Manager - Wellington

An exciting opportunity has become available to work for Barnardos, one of Australia's leading children's charities. Barnardos are looking for an experienced Program Manager to work within the Safety and Prevention Programs, Barnardos Western NSW.

The Role:
Reporting to the Senior Manager, Barnardos Western NSW, the Program Manager will provide day to day support in addition to monthly supervision to Caseworkers and a Team Leader ensuring delivery of high quality services in a manner consistent with the program guidelines and Barnardos Australia’s philosophies, policies and procedures.

This is a full-time, permanent position based in Wellington, Western NSW.

The Candidate 
The successful Program Manager will have:
• Degree/Tertiary level qualification in Social Work, Early Childhood, or a related field equivalent combination of tertiary education and experience
• Minimum 3 years management experience in delivery of child and family welfare services, including child protection services
• Experience, knowledge and understanding of working with Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal staff, community and client families
• Demonstrated understanding of casework skills including engagement, assessment case work planning and review in a framework of trauma informed and strengths based practice
• Demonstrated understanding and knowledge of current legislation and practices in NSW child protection
• High level interpersonal, negotiation, conflict resolution, written and verbal communication skills

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

Salary: 
$77, 572 - $94, 298 (including FBT packaging) + benefits + Super. Motor Vehicle packaging is optional.

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




TFC Case Manager - Hunter Region

An exciting opportunity has become available to work for Barnardos Australia, one of Australia’s leading children’s charities. A full time, permanent Case Manager, Temporary Family Care is required 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
• 2 years’ experience in out of home care or experience in a similar field
• Knowledge or experience in conducting foster care assessments (desirable)
• 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 applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates.

Additional info:
To be considered for roles with Barnardos you will need to have (or be willing to have conducted) a National Police Clearance and current Working with Children check Clearance (or APP number).

You will also need to have a use of own car; computer literacy in database use; ability to participate in rotating on-call roster.

Salary:
$68, 311 - $83, 238 p.a base (including FBT packaging) + benefits + Super. Motor Vehicle packaging is optional.

Expressions of interest:
We will be shortlisting for this position soon.
For a confidential discussion OR to find out more about the role please contact Tina Garner on tina@abrs.net.au or 02 9218 2418.



Contact and support manager

Manage the Child and Family Support Program which provides quality services to children and families

• Work for one of Australia's leading child protection charities
• Excellent staff benefits and salary packaging available
• Make a difference to the lives of children in ACT

The Organisation:
An exciting opportunity has become available to work for ACT Together, Barnardos, one of Australia’s leading children’s charities. A full time, permanent Contact and Support Manager is required for the Child and Family Support Program based in Bruce, ACT.

The Role:
Reporting to the Regional Manager, the Contact and Support Manager will effectively manage and facilitate contact between children and their birth families and support to children and families.


The Candidate
The ideal Contact and Support Manager will have:
• Ensures high quality child and family support outcomes through expert supervision, support, coaching and empowering of support workers
• Takes primary responsibility for the training and assessment of Support Workers ensuring that the ongoing recruitment, screening and training of foster and kin carers is managed effectively and to a high standard in consultation with Lead Workers and other Care Program staff
• Manages risk and compliance so that Barnardos policies, procedures and protocols are followed diligently and staff are properly trained
• Supports and promotes best practice in their areas of specialisation through internal coaching, advice and training and external forums for advocacy and presentation while remaining abreast of current trends and engaging in professional development
• Delivers accurate and timely reporting and manages the key financial accountabilities
• Crisis management- responding to critical incidents, risk management and mitigation

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

Additional Information:
• Relevant tertiary degree-level qualifications in the provision of protective support and service delivery to children and young people and their families
• 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
• Experience in a leadership role in another similar agency or organisation
• Familiarity with relevant legislation such as Children & Young Person’s Act, 2008 (ACT)

To be considered for roles with Barnardos you will need to have (or be willing to have conducted) a National Police Clearance, current Working with Children check Clearance (or APP number) and for the ACT a Drivers History and CYPS Check.

Benefits
• Salary: $88,422 (including FBT packaging) + Benefits + Super
• Barnardos boasts generous benefits with access to salary packaging and the option to package a car

Expressions of interest:
For a confidential discussion OR to find out more about the role please call Gemma Haworth on 02 9218 2354.



Youth Worker

Barnardos is seeking passionate and dedicated Youth Workers to engage and work directly with a young person who is currently in foster care

• Work for Barnardos one of Australia's leading children's charities
• Casual role - 24 hours per week with flexibility around days
• 12-month contract with possibility of extension

The Organisation:
We have an opportunity for experienced Youth Workers to join Barnardos. The roles will be based in Richmond with the requirement to travel to Ashfield for meetings.
These roles are approximately 24 hours per week and flexibility will be highly desirable.

The Role:
Barnardos is seeking a passionate and dedicated Youth Worker. You will engage and work directly with a young person who is currently in a foster care placement and provide assistance to the young person through positive role modelling, planning and assisting with recreational activities and maintaining a safe and supportive environment.

The Candidate:
Barnardos is ideally looking for candidates with a qualification in Youth Work and 5 years experience working with young people with complex needs and the ability to engage and build relationships with young people is essential. You will have the ability to handle challenging behaviours, a current NSW driver’s license and access to your own vehicle.

This is a rewarding opportunity to work directly with a young person and make a difference to the life of a child in out of home care.

Additional information:
To be considered for roles with Barnardos you will need to have (or be willing to have conducted) a National Police Clearance, current Working with Children check Clearance (or APP number) and for the ACT a Drivers History and CYPS Check.

Expressions of interest:
Turn around for this role will be quick so to request a full application pack please contact Gemma Haworth on (02) 9218 2354.



Adoptive Carer Assessment & Training (Recruitment & Support Worker) - Barnardos

A full time, permanent Recruitment and Support Worker is required for our Permanent Care and Adoptions Program based in St Marys, NSW.

• Work for one of Australia's leading children's charities
• Be part of an innovative program at the forefront of Adoption services
• Excellent staff benefits and salary packaging available

Full Job Description

The Organisation:
An exciting opportunity has become available to work for Barnardos, one of Australia's leading children's charities. A full time, permanent Recruitment and Support Worker is required for our Recruitment and Support Program, Find-A-Family based in St Marys, NSW.

The Role:
Reporting to the Area Manager, the Recruitment and Support Worker will be responsible for recruiting carers for the Adoption and Permanent Family Care Program, along with supporting these teams with Intake (bridging) and Respite Care.

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

The Candidate:
The ideal candidate will have a degree level qualification in Social Welfare or related area; previous experience working with children and families, and an understanding of Child Protection and Out of Home Care (OOHC); demonstrated assessment, analytical and report writing skills; excellent written and verbal communication skills; a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and other agencies; demonstrated ability to deliver training.

It is also preferred that candidates have experience in OOHC and in conducting OOHC carer assessments.

Additional info:
Must have good computer skills, a valid driver's license and a willingness to travel to between centres in Sydney when required.

Pay Range:
$67,382 - $83,238 p.a (including FBT packaging) + Benefits + Super Please note, Barnardos boasts generous benefits with access to salary packaging and the option to package a vehicle with your salary.

Closing date:
9.00am Friday 26th January 2018

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 find out more about the role please call Gemma Haworth (02) 9218 2354.



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.




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.



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 Gemma Haworth on 02 9218 2354. To apply email your resume to: gemma@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 Gemma Haworth on 02 9218 2354. To apply email your resume to: gemma@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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