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Practitioner - Intensive Foster Care Service - Gympie

Anglicare Southern Queensland

About the Position

Anglicare’s Children & Families have a long history of providing family and children support services, including family intervention, foster and kinship care, counselling, relationship support, and much more. Our Foster & Kinship Care Programs provide children and young people, who are not able to live with their own family, the opportunity to live in a safe nurturing family environment.

Due to an internal transition this essential service based in Gympie is currently looking for Intensive Foster Care Practitioner to join their team Full Time for a 6 month fixed-term contract. focusing on providing direct therapeutic interventions with children and young people and supporting foster and kinship carers.

What We Offer

We support our staff with learning and development initiatives, an employee benefits program and are recognised as a leading employer in the non-profit sector. You will also enjoy:

  • Working with a friendly and dedicated team of professionals in a collaborative and supportive environment
  • Significant and ongoing learning, to create genuine career growth and development plans
  • The ability to increase your take-home pay with salary packaging
  • An employee benefits program that includes awesome retail discounts.
  • Employee Assistance Program – to support your emotional, mental and general psychological wellbeing

About You

As an experienced Practitioner, your primary responsibilities in this role will be:

  • Building and managing a successful network of Foster & Kinship Carers throughout the region
  • Support and assist these carers to develop the necessary skills and resilience to be successful
  • Demonstrated experience in assessing complex and extreme needs of children & developing and implementing individualised care plans, including in-home support
  • An understanding and knowledge of child protection (Children Protection Act)
  • Delivery of effective training and facilitation of support groups
  • Ability to operate within child-centred frameworks within a family-focused network.
  • Participate in recruitment and onboarding of new carers
  • Completion of complex documentation on time and within required guidelines

With highly developed communication skills, you will also have:

  • The ability to apply effective and professional decision making, problem-solving skills in crisis situations
  • Exceptional interpersonal and relationship building capabilities – excellent communication skills
  • Previous experience in consultation and negotiation practices
  • Proven ability to work within a small team, in a collaborative manner
  • Highly professional attitude, personal presentation, and expectations

Qualifications and documentation required:

  • Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Social or Behavioural Sciences or similar field
  • A valid Blue Card (Working with Children)
  • Current Licensed Care Service (LCS)
  • A current Queensland Driver Licence

Anglicare is committed to building an inclusive and diverse workforce and encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, those from cultural and linguistically diverse backgrounds, LGBTIQ+ communities, people with disabilities, and people with a lived experience of mental health issues. We promote a child-safe environment and are committed to providing ongoing care and protection.

What happens now?

Apply online with your current resume, a cover letter explaining your interest in being a Practitioner with Anglicare SQ, and answer our quick and easy online questions.

For further information please contact:

Sue Mills
5475 0005

We will be shortlisting and interviewing candidates as they apply.

A Pre-Employment Assessment will follow (after shortlisting) for disclosures of pre-existing injuries, illnesses, or conditions that could reasonably be aggravated from performing the duties of this position

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