Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Mercy Community Services,Foster Care Worker Jobs in Australia



Are you looking for a job with meaning; one that connects your personal values with an organisation that supports the most vulnerable and disadvantaged people in our community? Do you want to be rewarded with a competitive salary and benefits package; and receive training and ongoing development?
Do you want to make a difference?
Mercy Community Services (MCS) exists to support and empower those who are poor, vulnerable, marginalised or in a position of di
sadvantage.  We aim to be recognised as a leading provider and facilitator of quality, responsive community services.
The Role
Our Logan Foster & Kinship Care team has exciting opportunity for a highly motivated professional to join the team. We have an immediate position available that is Fixed Term Full Time for a period of six months (ending 04/01/17), this role is located within our Goodna Office.
The role is responsible for supporting and developing foster care and kinship carer's within Family Services to enhance the wellbeing of children and young people.
The position will play a key role in supporting MCS clients as part of the Goodna Foster & Kinship Care team, to see more about this role please see the position description (click here).
To be successful in the role, you will have:
·         A degree in Social Work, Behavioural Sciences, Psychology or other tertiary qualifications relevant to the program.
·         Demonstrated skills and experience in working with children and families, particularly in assisting with the assessment, planning processes and support around the management of children with difficult behaviours.
·         Ability to analyse, evaluate and make objective judgements, and the ability to articulate recommendations for carer assessments within a structured assessment framework.
·         Demonstrated interpersonal skills and the ability to produce clear, accurate and concise written case notes and reports.
·         The ability to work as a member of a team within MCS, the Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services and with other key stakeholders.
·         Demonstrated intermediate ability to use computer IT systems including MS Word and Excel.
·         Queensland Provisional Green or above Driver’s License.
·         Ability to obtain positive notice in the Working with Children Check (Blue Card) and any other legislatively required personal history screening as required.
It is Beneficial for candidates to have:
·         Skills and knowledge around the issues and practice directions in the area of out-of-home care working with children and families.
·         An understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, cultures and societies and the issues which impact upon them in contemporary society, together with a commitment to culturally appropriate engagement and practice.
We encourage and welcome candidates from all cultural backgrounds and recommend that you view our website and Employee Value Proposition.
The Fixed Term Full Time (ending 04/01/17) position offer a competitive remuneration package of  $61,512 - $64,307 (pro rata) in line with a level 5 of our Enterprise Agreement. You will also have the opportunity to increase your take-home pay by salary sacrificing and other benefits available within our Enterprise Agreement. 
To apply please head to this link http://applynow.net.au/jobs/MCS176 and follow the prompts. Applications must include a Resume and Cover Letter and include a response to the Key Selection Criteria which is located in the screening questions in the link provided (to view ahead of time see Position Description).
Applications for this role will be viewed regularly, this position is available for immediate start.
Please note that you must be eligible to work in Australia to be considered for this position. Employment is conditional upon maintaining a clear personal history screening checks throughout employment.

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