Out of Home Care Family Social Worker – Aboriginal identified
Total Remuneration Package $75,000 – $89,000
(Includes leave loading plus superannuation and salary sacrifice opportunities)
Do you want a job that will give you the opportunity to make a real difference in the day to day lives of Aboriginal children and their foster carers who are in need of support?
KARI is one of the largest Aboriginal Out of Home Care (OOHC) agencies in Australia. We pride ourselves on the high quality care and support that is provided to children and young people. A fantastic opportunity exists for a social worker (Aboriginal identified) to join our highly motivated Clinical Team based at our Liverpool office.
As the Out of Home Care Family Social Worker you will support foster carers and their Aboriginal foster children with intensive in-home support. This will involve culturally driven attachment based programs to strengthen foster placements. The out of home care children you will be working with have complex trauma histories, often with exposure to domestic violence, mental illness and substance misuse. Your role will be to work with their foster carers to understand the function of the child’s difficult behaviour, and develop trauma informed individual plans to build attachment, set routines, and engage in positive behaviour management as required.
The Out of Home Care Family Social Worker will form part of the multidisciplinary clinical service supporting children in OOHC and will report to the Senior Psychologist.
We are looking for someone dedicated to working with vulnerable children and their foster carers as part of a multidisciplinary Allied Health team. You will be required to work collaboratively with carers, children and their KARI caseworkers.
- Social worker eligible for membership with the AASW.
- Identify as Aboriginal.
- A minimum of five (5) years full time equivalent work experience in a related field.
- Possession of a current NSW Driver’s License – minimum P2.
- Willingness to undertake a Working with Children Check.
To enquire or request a full job description, please contact Emma Schubert on (02) 8782 0300 or via email: emma.schubert @kari.org.au