OOHC Carer Support

Location: Canberra
Area: All Canberra
Worktype: Full Time
Salary: $64,350 - $72,912 per annum

The Organisation
An exciting opportunity has become available to work for ACT Together, one of Australia’s leading children’s charities.  Barnardos Australia builds relationships between children, young people, their families and the community. They advocate for children and young people and contribute to community knowledge about their issue.

The Role
A full time permanent Carer Support Worker is required for the Carer Assessment, Recruitment and Training Program, based at Barnardos ACT Together in Bruce, Canberra, ACT.

The Carer Support Worker offers emotional and practical support to all Foster and Kinship Carers and their families. The primary focus of the support, while child-centred, is on the carers and their families.

The Candidate
The ideal Carer Support Worker will have:
  • Relevant qualifications in the provision of protective services, support and service delivery to children and young people and their families
  • Considerable knowledge of social, economic, health and cultural factors affecting client and family situations
  • Significant experience in the provision of support and service delivery to children and young people
  • 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
Barnardos welcomes applications 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) and for the ACT a Drivers History Check, Working with Vulnerable People Card and CYPS Check. 

You will also need a valid driver’s license and be computer competent.

$64, 350 - $72, 912 base (including FBT packaging) + benefits + Super. Motor vehicle packaging optional.

Expressions of interest
To request an Application Pack, hit APPLY NOW and submit your resume as 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.

Contact: 02 9218 2354
Date Posted: 12/01/2021 02:39 PM

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