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Company:
Life Without Barriers

Category:
Community Services >
Social Working

Job Type:
Full-time Permanent/Temporary

Location:
Regional QLD
Australia

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Supporter of Carers

Job Reference: 3315317

Be instrumental in supporting Foster Carers to provide a safe and nurturing environment that promotes the physical and emotional safety of children.

  • Permanent full time position
  • Tool of Trade Vehicle included
  • Monday - Friday position

About the Organisation

Life Without Barriers is a leading social purpose, not for profit organisation of 5,600 employees working in more than 440 communities across Australia. We support children, young people and families, people with disability, older people and people with mental illness. We work with people who are homeless and refugees and asylum seekers.   
  
We want to employ people who reflect the diversity of our clients to ensure we can support each client's individual needs and wants. We encourage people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background and people with disability to apply.
   
About the Role

Your role will be instrumental in supporting carers to provide a safe and nurturing environment that promotes the physical and emotional safety of children and young people, as well as planning, coordinating and delivering training for our dedicated carers and prospective carers.
  
This role requires high level written and verbal communication skills, conflict management and negotiation skills, and a solid understanding of the Child Protection Act and relevant legislation and requirements in Queensland.

This position is being offered on a permanent full time basis and the successful incumbent will be required to work at both our Mooloolaba and Deception Bay offices. The roster is Monday - Friday, however there may be some after hours work required for Foster Carer events. In these cases, flexi time off will be offered.
  
  
Skills & Experience  
  • Certificate IV in Community Services (or higher equivalent)- Essential 
  • Current Drivers Licence - Essential 
  • Degree in social work, psychology or equivalent (desirable)
  • Comprehensive understanding of the issues facing children and young people in foster care
  • Demonstrated relevant experience in foster care
  • Sound understanding of contemporary positive approaches to challenging behaviour
  • Knowledge of the Human Services sector
  • Understanding of the legislative requirements that operate for the care and protection of children (desirable)
  • Demonstrated ability to coach, train and provide support to others

Successful candidates will be required to clear probity checks including National Criminal History Record Check and Working with Children Check (where relevant to the role).

Benefits 
  • Monthly RDO, Full Time position
  • Salary packaging tax benefits + tool of trade vehicle + fuel card
  • Growing organisation with great career opportunities
       
How to Apply

Include your resume and covering letter in one document, click ‘Apply’ and follow the prompts. For any enquiries including persons with disability that require adjustments, contact recruitment@lwb.org.au with the subject heading "SOC - Sunshine Coast"

Applications close midnight Thursday 25 April 2019.

Life Without Barriers supports the Royal Commission into violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with disability. We believe people with disability need to be heard and for these experiences to influence how support services like ours are delivered. View our statement here: https://bit.ly/2GzZGWA

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