Fostering Case Worker

Mount Isa QLD, Australia

  • 76 hour fortnight with a Paid Day Off
  • Five weeks annual leave with the ability to purchase more
  • Salary packaging benefits that greatly increase take-home pay

Churches of Christ in Queensland, Children, Youth and Families, Mount Isa

Permanent, full-time opportunity 

About the role

In this rewarding role you will be responsible for carer recruitment and monitoring the quality of care being provided to children and young people living in family-based placements. You will be the go-to person for carer suitability assessments including initial and renewal carer assessments.

No two days will be the same in this diverse role however your day-to-day responsibilities will include:

  • Coordinating the referral and matching processes;
  • Carer planning activities and the provision of ongoing support, monitoring and supervision;
  • Corresponding with carers via the phone/email, and conducting home visits;
  • Providing behaviour management training and support;
  • Liaising with stakeholders: The Department, counsellors, school, medical professionals.  

About you

Excellent interpersonal skills are part of your expansive repertoire enabling you to effortlessly build rapport with people. With a naturally empathetic disposition you are compassionate toward vulnerable individuals. You are highly approachable, an adept problem solver who can think quickly on your feet to make apt decisions.  

With effective communication skills, you are capable of liaising comfortably with a range of internal and external stakeholders. You have comprehensive knowledge of legislative requirements and effortlessly promote a culture of compliance.

To be suitable for this position, your qualifications for the role will consist of:

  • Undergraduate degree in Social Work, Psychology, Social Sciences or a related discipline;
  • Applied knowledge and understanding of child protection and out-of-home care frameworks including knowledge of The Child Protection Act 1999.
  • Demonstrated experience in providing training and a range of supports including positive behaviour support, crisis management and self-care strategies.   

Importantly, you will be someone who closely aligns with our organisational values of: modelling unconditional love; behaving with integrity; and being good stewards. 

Who we are

We offer over 200 services in more than 100 communities, positively impacting around 45,000 lives each year. Our care services range from children, youth and family services, early intervention and protection, affordable housing, and seniors and support living, making us one of Australia’s largest, most diverse not-for-profit organisations.

We provide a range of services to children, youth and families ranging from foster and kinship care to residential and supported independent living services. We provide support for more than 2,800 children, young people and families each year. Over 800 dedicated foster and kinship carers help us provide a vital safety net for these young people. 

Imagine working for us

Our values encourage us to be accepting of differences and embrace all. Our size and variety offers you real choice and opportunities to grow your career. You’ll also find we offer a family friendly work culture.

Remuneration packages come complete with salary-packaging benefits that can increase your take-home pay along with a generous five weeks of annual leave and the ability to purchase more (for eligible employees). To ensure your career can grow, we are constantly exploring innovative training and development programs. Most importantly, you will help us to positively impact the lives of thousands of vulnerable Australians. Just imagine that.  

To apply

To apply for this position please click the Apply button. For further information, please contact contact Julie Davey 07 4740 1333. 

 We actively encourage and invite applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people for all our positions. 

Applications close: Applications will be assessed as they are received


Case Worker (CYF_COM).pdf


Type: Permanent

Category: Child ; Youth and Family Services

Reference ID: TT000297

Date Posted: 28/05/2019