Placement Support Worker

Job Description

$77,826 + 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 Rockhampton. Our Placement Support Worker will be responsible for the prompt and appropriate placement of children requiring care and will support and monitor approved carers.

They will:

  • Engage with carers to support children in all aspects of life.
  • Utilise observational and evaluation skills to contribute to the assessment of a child, young person and carer’s needs.
  • Work collaboratively with Child Safety Services, community agencies and elders.
  • Identify carer training and developmental needs.

Who we are:

For more than 30 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. Anglicare Central Queensland 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.

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

Mandatory Requirements:

  • Full COVID-19 Vaccination
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Social or Behavioural Sciences, Social Work or Psychology (or related discipline) is highly desirable or Cert IV 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) 

Selection Criteria:

  • Demonstrated ability to provide support and interventions for carers, to assist them to understand the impact of trauma and the effects on the development and behaviours of a child within a framework that upholds the best interest of the child.
  • Understanding of strength-based and trauma-informed practice.
  • Proven ability to assess and monitor individuals and families’ capacities to provide quality care, including knowledge of family and social dynamics, including knowledge of risk factors that may impact on foster carers capacity to provide suitable care.
  • Possess strong communication, consultation, negotiation, and interpersonal skills to work effectively with Child Safety Services, Foster Carers and other key stakeholders
  • Demonstrated abilities in problem-solving, and conflict resolution with reference to management of emotional responses for all parties involved in the process
  • Knowledge and understanding of the ‘Statement of Standards’ and Child Protection Act 1999 particularly in relation to working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people within the child protection system.

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 we offer:

  • Attractive salary packaging
  • Employee Assistance Program (Acacia)
  • Career development and lifestyle benefits
  • A culture that celebrates achievement through recognition and reward
  • A purpose-driven environment with some fun along the way
  • Supportive management and team 

For more information please contact:

Kirby Chandler

(07) 4837 5393