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Centacare Foster Care - Children's Services Unit.
  • Full time position (Contract until 30 June 2020)
  • Social and Community Services Employee - Level 5
  • Access to ongoing training in a supported environment
  • Salary Packaging and Car available 
  • Quality Accredited since 2004
  • Centacare is a child safe organisation

Centacare’s Foster Care Program offers Foster Care Placements to support children 0-17 years of age who are under Guardianship of the Minster and have been assessed by Department for Child Protection (DCP) as suitable to enter into a reunification plan with their birth families.  Should reunification not be successful, Centacare will support the child’s transition into a long term placement.  Centacare is currently providing a service within the Adelaide Metro region, Barossa and Adelaide Hills.

About the role....

The Foster Carer Support Worker is responsible for working in partnership with families, Foster Carers, Department for Child Protection (DCP) and other professionals in a multi-disciplinary team, whilst maintaining a strong child focus. The Foster Carer Support Worker will have case management experience in the field of child protection, knowledge of Social Work theories, models and underpinning frameworks (including therapeutic interventions for children with high and complex needs) and manage competing priorities.  The Foster Carer Support Worker will positively promote the program and a culturally safe environment, support foster carers and work well within a team.

 Applications are invited from professionals with a sound understanding of relevant legislation, child development and child protection risk factors.

What you will need....


  • Social Work Degree or equivalent
  • Understanding of therapeutic approaches for children and young people with trauma backgrounds
  • Knowledge of Child Protection Legislation
  • Case management experience


  • Experience in working in the Out of Home Care (OOHC) Sector
  • Understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) Placement Principles

Special Conditions:

  • Department Communities & Social Inclusion (Child Related) Employment Screening Clearance
  • Current Driver’s Licence

When submitting your application, please refer to the position description to ensure you have the suitable qualifications.

  In support of your application it is anticipated that you will:

  • Submit a cover letter
  • Address each of the 5 KPIs by providing a short statement that demonstrates your experience relevant to the competencies and core responsibilities outlined in the position description
  • Include your up-to-date resume and provide contact details of three professional referees with one being for your most recent employer

 (Please Note: You will need to combine the documents into one to upload to Expr3ss).

 For further information relating to this position please contact Amalie Mannik,

Manager, Centacare Foster Care on (08) 8159 1400.

Applications are to be received by 5pm, Monday 24 September 2018.

This is a rewarding role for a professional who is aligned with the Centacare mission of providing relevant, authentic and effective services that will enhance the quality of life of our clients and will enable them to participate fully, in the community.

 About Centacare....

 Centacare is a quality accredited organisation and one of South Australia’s most progressive and vibrant agencies.
Centacare Catholic Family Services provides a range of quality human services to individuals, families, and the community.

 To find out more about our history, please follow this link:

The Story of Centacare

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