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TOWNSVILLE ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER HEALTH SERVICES LTD


Townsville, QLD, Australia

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Placment Support Officer - Foster & Kinship Service


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Job Description:

The position is responsible for the management and monitoring of quality foster care and kinship care placements and the provision of services that support foster and kinship carers in line with the service model and the Standards of Care (CP Act 1999).

• Assessment / reassessment of carers prior to Child Safety Services approval / re-approval
• Identifying carers that best meet the needs of children and young people referred by Child Safety Services
• Ongoing support of carers, including carer learning plans, access to respite, and after-hours support
• Provide the Program Manager with all relevant data and information regarding service delivery as required and / or directed
• Maintain accurate and complete client records in accordance with the program guidelines

Job Requirements:

Qualifications and Experience
• Qualifications in social work, psychology, education, allied health, or social sciences with at least an appropriate certificate relevant to the work required to be performed; eg Certificate III level and ability and willingness to undertake a relevant Certificate IV
• Previous experience in a relevant industry, service or an equivalent level of expertise and experience to undertake the range of activities required
• Sound knowledge of child development and parenting skills models and theory, Attachment theory and Strengths based service delivery
• Knowledge or the ability to acquire knowledge of the Child Protection Act

Practical Requirements
• Hold a Notification of Suitability prior to commencement of employment
• Hold a current Positive Notice  ‘Blue Card’  for working with children and young people
• Hold a current Queensland Driver’s Licence
• Travel within the program’s service catchment may be required
• Satisfactory Police Check – no Serious/Criminal/Court Record

For further information and the required application documentation please contact HR:  Email:  recruitment@taihs.net.au  Phone:  (07) 4431 1415

ABORIGINAL & TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER APPLICANTS ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY

Applications Close:   5pm Monday, 13 November 2017

This position is being readvertised and the closing date extended – previous applicants are not required to reapply, applications already lodged remain current.

To view all TAIHS current vacancies please go to our website www.taihs.net.au and click on the Careers tab.

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Job ID:

4374

Employment Type:

Full time

Location:

Townsville, QLD, Australia

Title:

Placment Support Officer - Foster & Kinship Service

Category:

Nonprofit-Social Services
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Posted:

31.10.2017

Salary:

per week