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Home Based Care Support Worker

Anglicare Victoria
  • Casual Position 
  • Located in the Southern Region
  • Working with an established team 

About Us:

At Anglicare Victoria our focus is on transforming the futures of children and young people, families and adults. Our work is based on three guiding pillars, Prevent, Protect, Empower. We offer a comprehensive network of services and seek to ensure the provision of high quality services that will bring about significant improvements in the life experience of the young people, children and families/caregivers with whom we work.

The Position: 

Anglicare Victoria provides foster care for children and young people who are temporarily unable to live at home. Anglicare Victoria is the State’s largest provider of foster care and plays a vital role in protecting children and young people by ensuring they have a safe and nurturing home while their family cannot care for them. 

Our foster care program provides a stable home environment for children and young people aged between 0 and 18 years. Children enter foster care for a number of reasons and can stay with our carers for as short as one night or several years. 

Position Objectives: 

  • Provide support and direct care to children and young people who reside in foster care placements.
  • Ensure that you work collaboratively with the foster care team members and broader care team to ensure the children’s needs are being met.
  • Be a role model and demonstrate positive attributes that allow children and young people to learn and feel safe.
  • Ensure that practice procedures, as documented in program Referral Guidelines, Practice and Policy Manuals, including Department of Health and Human Services Minimum Out of Home Care Standards are followed.

To Be Successful in this Position You Will Need:

  • Ability to communicate effectively with a range of people, including clients, caregivers and professional staff
  • An understanding of the Department of Health and Human Services with a particular emphasis on the Child Protection function and the Home Based Care stream.
  • Must have own vehicle (5 or more seats) and comprehensive insurance. Vehicle will require anchor points for child safety and booster seats that adhere to current Victorian standards.
  • Driver accreditation certification is highly desirable.
  • VicRoads driving history may be requested prior to employment.

Please Note: It is mandatory for the successful applicant to hold a current Working with Children Check and be prepared to undergo a National Criminal History Check prior to commencement.

For a detailed position description, click here: PD - HBC Support Worker Casual - SOUTH - November 2021

To apply for this position you will need to complete the online application, attaching your resume and cover letter outlining your suitability for the role.

Please note that on 7 October 2021 the Victorian Government’s Chief Health Officer issued COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination(Workers) Directions.  As an Employer, AV is required to comply with the terms of these Directions. 

AV will require evidence that you are compliant with these requirements

For further enquiries contact Grenville Wise, Alternative Care & Support Services Program Manager on 03 9781 6700.

Anglicare Victoria acknowledges Aboriginal people as the traditional custodians of the land on which we operate. We commit to working respectfully to honour their ongoing cultural and spiritual connections to this country.

Diversity and inclusivity are important to Anglicare Victoria and we are committed to ensuring our workplace and services reflect this.  Everyone is welcome at Anglicare Victoria, regardless of age, ethnicity, cultural background, gender, sexual orientation, religious affiliation and physical ability.

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