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Skills Coach


Our TFCO story so far…

OzChild began delivering TFCO in Australia in 2017. Starting in Victoria with one team we are now delivering the program in NSW and QLD with five teams on the ground across the three states. The program supports children and young people aged 7-17, who are at risk of, or currently living in residential care facilities.

Due to the successful outcomes being achieved we have now expanded delivery of the program into South Australia to support young people aged 12-17 years (TFCO-A).

The Job

Are you a creative, mission-focused, problem-solving, team player who wants to be on the cutting edge of transforming the child welfare system in South Australia?

As the Skills Coach on an exceptionally motivated team of professionals implementing Treatment Foster Care of Oregon (TFCO), a highly acclaimed, evidence-based intervention, you will make the difference in the lives of children and their families.

For more information see www.ozchild.org.au/service/treatment-foster-care-oregon-tfco.

What will you do?

  • Work with children and youth, ages 12-17 years, with behavioural challenges to provide a consistent, reinforcing environment in which pro-social skills are learned and practiced.
  • Work closely with a positive, solution-oriented and supportive team
  • Work with highly trained professional foster parents
  • Solve problems, using your creativity and sense of humour
  • Ensure this behavioural model is delivered with fidelity
  • Transform the lives of children and families

What we ask for:

  • Experience in Youth Work, Education or Sport would be highly regarded
  • Knowledge of behaviour management principles
  • Skill building and training experience, specifically with young people
  • Current driving license (essential)
  • Ability to engage young people in activities

Why apply?

  • Flexible working hours to meet your availability
  • Permanent part time hours 1-3 days per week
  • 2-3 positions available
  • An evidence base with over 30 years of research behind it
  • Help children and young people transition to long term permanent care

How to Apply

You can apply for the role today by clicking APPLY NOW.

Please submit a resume with a cover letter that describes your passion, values and commitment to working with vulnerable young people and families.

For more information, a confidential discussion about the role or simply to ask a question, contact Paul Ridley, HR Advisor Recruitment on 03 9695 2243 or email pridley@ozchild.org.au, using the subject line: Skills Coach enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Successful candidates will be required to complete all necessary safety screening including National / International Police Check and Working with Children Checks relevant to South Australia.

Please do visit our website to understand more about who we are and why we do what we do www.ozchild.org.au.

OzChild is committed to the employment of Aboriginal people and providing a work environment in which Aboriginal peoples' cultures, beliefs and values are acknowledged and respected, and in which the individual career goals and personal aims of Aboriginal staff are identified, promoted and achieved.

OzChild is an equal opportunity employer and encourages individuals of diverse backgrounds to apply. This includes, but is not limited to, those from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse and LGBTIQ communities

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