Therapeutic Case Worker

Job Description

  • A role with Foundations Care is a role with purpose.
  • Flexible work arrangements to ensure you have work/life balance.
  • Contract – 6 months full time.

About Us  

Foundations Care has been transforming lives and unlocking potential for over two decades. We understand everyone needs support to grow – children, families, and parents alike. We provide a safe and stable environment for young people through foster care, kinship care and family homes.

Be a part of something exceptional by helping Foundations Care continue a legacy of life transforming work. We are proud to build this bridge between parents, foster carers, and young people through our family-centred services, ensuring that the core needs of children and young people feel safe, accepted and valued within their family and community. Everyone should be given the opportunity to thrive in life.

At our company, we foster a work environment that promotes balance in life. Our flexible arrangements allow employees to prioritize various aspects of their lives and find the right combination for success.

The Role  

Your mission will be to give children, young people and families the best possible chance at a safe and stable life from which to thrive.

As a Therapeutic Case Worker, you will provide guidance to foster and kinship carers on their fostering journey through meetings and ongoing support. Support will be through coaching, mentoring, training and modelling; along with the facilitation and coordination of available supports.

A Therapeutic Case Worker is responsible for ensuring the achievement of agreed and planned individual permanency outcome for a caseload of children and young people (CYP) supported through the Specialised/Intensive Foster Care program.  

The role involves working with CYP with a range of developmental, behavioural and psychological needs together with their families, carers and support teams, providing support through coaching, mentoring, training and modelling; along with the facilitation and coordination of available supports. 

The Therapeutic Case Worker will undertake comprehensive bio-psycho-social assessments, formulate hypotheses and goals based on the assessment information, develop evidence-based and integrated support plans, implement those plans through a combination of facilitating effective support, education and intervention whilst ensuring the safety, welfare and wellbeing of the CYP. 


About You  

Take your dedication to the community and people around you to a whole new level. You will be able to demonstrate our core values of Respect, Excellence, Innovation, Passion and Integrity as well as put into practice any knowledge or experience in dealing with cases involving vulnerable children.

You will possess, or be working towards, a tertiary qualification in Social Work, Psychology, Counselling or another relevant discipline.

We are looking for someone who is empathetic yet capable of problem solving on the fly while having strong communication skills, especially when working with Volunteers (Carers) - all at once! This role also requires comfortability utilising various computer programs.

At Foundations Care you’ll be able to access a range of benefits including salary packaging, ongoing training, career development opportunities, flexible working arrangements, family friendly environment, professional support, and an Employee Assistance Program (EAP).

Foundations Care is committed to adhering to the National Principles for Child Safe Organisations, where children's safety and wellbeing is at the centre of our thoughts, values and actions. 

Shortlisting for this position will commence immediately and the position will be closed when a suitable applicant has been sourced. 

If you have questions or technical issues, simply contact People + Culture Team via - we welcome applications from First Nations people as well as those from diverse backgrounds!