Current Opportunities

Current Opportunities

Home Based Care Placement Support Worker

Apply now Job no: 508359
Work type: Permanent Full Time
Location: Gippsland
Categories: Child, Youth and Families

  • Leading community services organisation
  • Salary packaging and competitive sector remuneration
  • Full Time | Ongoing
  • Based at Sale
About the opportunity

The Home Based Care Program provides high quality case management support to vulnerable children and young people aged 0-18 years who are unable to live with their own families and are placed in the care of volunteer caregivers through emergency, respite, short term or long term placements.

As a Placement Support Worker, you will work collaboratively with children, young people, their families, carers and other stakeholders to ensure desired outcomes are achieved in the context of the child or young person’s needs and case plan. The role will also provide ongoing training and supervision to caregivers, and actively support the development of positive relationships and environments within caregiving households.

View the full position description here: Download File PD - HBC Placement Support Worker.pdf

About you

To be successful in your application you will meet the person specification in the position description, including having a bachelor level qualification in social work or a related discipline.

You will also have:

  • Previous experience in the community services sector (preferred but not essential)
  • An understanding of relevant regulations and legislation including the Children, Youth and Families Act 2005
  • Knowledge of the out of home care system and the resources and services available across the Gippsland region
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other services, agencies and professionals to achieve optimal client outcomes
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
How to apply

If this sounds like you, find out more about this role or apply today. Please upload the following as part of your application:

  • Cover letter (outlining your suitability according to the person specification in the position description)
  • Current resume

Applications close Thursday 16 February 2023

Get in touch

For more information or a confidential discussion about the role, please contact Allanah Settle – Manager, Care & Placement Services on (03) 5144 7777

About Uniting

At Uniting we are passionate about working together to inspire people, enliven communities and confront injustice.

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Uniting is a child safe organisation and is committed in everyday practice to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all children, at all times. As a ‘child safe’ organisation, employment with Uniting is subject to a satisfactory national (and international where relevant) police check and relevant Working with Children Check in your State prior to commencement of any paid or unpaid work and/or participation in any service or undertaking. It is a condition of employment that all eligible workforce receive the COVID-19 vaccination and supporting evidence may be requested in order to perform duties at any of Uniting’s workplaces.

Uniting is also committed to equal opportunity and ensuring the workplace is reflective of the community. We encourage people from different backgrounds to apply, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with a disability.

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