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Contact Worker - Foster Care

Apply now Job no: 501895
Work type: Casual Employee
Location: Western Sydney
Categories: Child, Youth and Family Services, Case Management

Anglicare have an exciting opportunity for a Casual Contact Case Worker – Foster Care to join our Anglicare Foster Care Team based in Telopea, Sydney NSW

  • Make a real difference in the lives of children and their families!
  • Are you passionate about children and their need for a stable, safe and caring environment?
  • Join our family friendly, warm supportive culture!

About Anglicare:

As a Christian organisation with a heritage of service spanning 160 years, we exist to serve our community, enrich life and share the love of Jesus. Combining our resources and expertise enables us to work even more effectively to meet changing needs as we reach and serve more people at all stages of life.

To find out more please visit: www.anglicare.org.au

About the Role:

An exciting opportunity has come available, for a Casual Contact Worker in Foster Care who is seeking an opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of Children in care and their families. You will be Anglicare works with young people and families engaged in the Out-Of-Home Care (OOHC) system in NSW. We provide Foster Care throughout Metropolitan Sydney. You will be facilitating, supervising and reporting on contact visits between children and their families within the Foster Care program.

Key Responsibilities (not limited to):

  • Facilitating and Supervising children’s contact with birth family members in accordance with the child or young person’s case plan or as directed by program staff.
  • Establishing positive relationships with the Child, birth parents and others as required.
  • Safely transporting clients in vehicles to contact venues
  • Ensuring the well-being of client during visits with birth families and others by assessing client safety, planning, and intervening where appropriate.
  • Ensuring child or young person has contact with birth family and significant others by facilitating visits, observing and monitoring quality of interactions and producing contact visit reports at a high professional standard.
  • Ensuring that reports are a prompt and accurate record of observations, risks, interactions and dynamics in supervised visits, and communicates feedback to key staff.
  • Attending relevant internal and external training, as agreed with supervisor.
  • Complying with safe work practices, actively participating in safety activities, including hazard and incident reporting.

About you:

  • Tertiary education in social work, psychology or child welfare/ community services
  • Unrestricted NSW Drivers licence
  • Knowledge of child’s needs, developmental trauma and attachment
  • Skills in establishing rapport, respectfully communicating expectations and being assertive
  • Experience relating to and building rapport with children
  • Knowledge of child protection system
  • Excellent observation, written and verbal communication skills

If you have a passion to care for Children and Youth and agree with Anglicare’s Vision, Mission and Values. This may be the perfect job for you! 

To find out more about this opportunity, please email the recruitment team at jobs@anglicare.org.au

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates are encouraged to apply

Anglicare - Jesus Christ honoured, lives enriched, and communities strengthened

Anglicare is committed to ensuring the safety and wellbeing of children and young people and has zero tolerance of child abuse.

Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as applications may be reviewed prior to the closing date; Closing date is subject to change without notice.

Advertised: AUS Eastern Daylight Time

Applications close: AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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