Placement Support Worker

Job Description

$85,398 p/a + superannuation + salary sacrifice

Full-time - Fixed-term position

About the role:

We are currently seeking a full time Placement Support Worker to join our team in Gladstone. Our Placement Support Worker will find prompt and appropriate placement for children requiring care once referred by Child Safety Services with approved and suitable carers. They will also monitor approved carers and the placement of children and ensure all renewals, licensing and standards of care are met.

What will a typical day look like?

  • Engage with carers to support children in all aspects of life, at home and in the wider community.
  • Use observational and evaluation skills to contribute to the assessment of children and carers needs.
  • Work collaboratively with Child Safety Services, community agencies and elders to establish and maintain sound working relationships.
  • Provide on-call services through a scheduled roster.
  • Identify carer training and developmental needs to ensure the needs of the children are met.
  • Perform all duties to a high standard reflecting policy, procedure, privacy, confidentiality, and practice standards.
  • Perform carer inductions and conduct carer needs analysis to determine appropriate support mechanisms and ensure placement suitability.

Mandatory Requirements:

  • Full COVID-19 Vaccination
  • Certificate IV in Community Services (Child Protection) with significant experience in a similar field.
  • Ability to obtain a Blue Card (working with children check positive notice or exemption)
  • Ability to obtain a Yellow Card (disability services positive notice or exemption notice) 

Desirable:

  • A bachelor’s degree in social or behavioural sciences, social work, or psychology.

Who we are:

For almost 40 years, our truly local team of professionals have worked with people from a variety of backgrounds and beliefs to support them in living their best life. AnglicareCQ is a not-for-profit, purpose-driven organisation – and we give effect to that purpose through our staff. We endeavour to make the most ordinary things extraordinary – simply by doing them with the right people.

AnglicareCQ offers a diverse scope of interdependent and inter-related career paths which enables staff mobility and growth. Careers with AnglicareCQ are from a wide range of disciplines including leadership, community services, child protection, housing, and support services. We serve communities in and around Rockhampton, the Capricorn Coast, Gladstone, Biloela, Moura, Blackwater, Emerald, Barcaldine, and Longreach.

What you will bring to the role:

  • A passion and genuine desire to make a difference in the lives of Central Queenslanders.
  • Proven ability to build and maintain relationships with a variety of stakeholders.
  • The ability to identify and embed solutions.
  • Demonstrated experience working within a high-performance framework where you are accountable for KPIs on program delivery and outcomes, within a face-paced solutions focussed environment.
  • Effective time management and organisational skills.
  • A strong communicator, able to quickly build rapport and influence across a diverse range of people.

What are the benefits of working for AnglicareCQ? 

We have a common purpose throughout our organisation to serve the people of Central Queensland, to help them live their best life. AnglicareCQ offers the opportunity to engage in meaningful employment and be part of a holistic team that supports people in our local communities.  

  • We offer attractive salary sacrifice to all full-time employees.
  • We offer the opportunity to work within an organisation committed to social change.
  • Full time employees have the opportunity to accrue/utilise TOIL in line with office hours to increase flexibility.
  • We have a supportive and pragmatic management team.
  • Professional development and study are encouraged and supported.
  • We offer a professional work environment filled with passionate, diverse and driven people.
  • We provide access to health and wellness programs for all staff.

Have questions? Call or email our Recruitment and Onboarding Officer to learn more:  

Kirby Lee 

recruitment@anglicarecq.org.au 

(07) 4837 5393