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Team Leader Therapeutic Foster Care

Our Vision
To work with the community to help make WA the safest place in the world to bring up children. 

What we do 
Over a century of service caring and supporting children and young people who have experienced trauma through neglect, family domestic violence and child sexual abuse.

About the Role
The Team Leader Therapeutic Foster Care is responsible for the case management of children who are placed within the Therapeutic Foster Care Programme and is responsible for the provision of support, training and development of all Respite and Therapeutic Foster Carers. This role is offered on a part-time basis, at 37.5 hours per fortnight. 

It is a requirement of this role that the successful applicant must have received their 1st COVID-19 vaccination prior to 1 December 2021 and be fully vaccinated prior to 31 December 2021. The successful candidate will need to provide evidence of their COVID-19 vaccination status prior to commencing this role.

The Team Leader will undertake a number of activities, including: 

  • Case managing children who have been placed by the organisation in out of home care with appropriately assessed carers within the community.
  • Ensure assessment, planning and intervention processes occur for each child within the service.
  • Coordinate Therapeutic Care Team’s, which work collectively to meet the dimensions of wellbeing needs of each child within the programme.
  • Be responsible for the recruitment and assessment of Therapeutic Foster Carers and Respite Therapeutic Foster Carers.

In addition to highly developed communication and interpersonal skills, the following skills and experience are essential: 

  • Qualifications in Social Work, Psychology or related field. 
  • Experience in case management of children affected by abuse and trauma.
  • A high degree of initiative and ability to work autonomously.
  • Understanding of the complexities of abuse and trauma for children and an understanding of the issues and challenges facing these children.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with a diverse range of professional and non-professional staff.

To attract the right applicant, we offer a generous remuneration package including: 

  • Access to a mobile phone, vehicle and laptop
  • 5 weeks annual leave
  • Access to salary packaging options and discounted health insurance plans

If this sounds like the right role for you, please visit Team Leader Therapeutic Foster Care (parkerville.org.au) to review the Job Description and download an Employment Application Form. Then submit your: 

  • Completed Employment Application Form
  • Cover letter and statement (no more than two A4 pages), outlining your skills, knowledge and experience
  • A CV / Resume

to recruitment@parkerville.org.au

For any job-related inquiries please call Paul Hogan, Program Manager, on 0439 151 562 during business hours.

Applications must be submitted by 4:00pm Friday, 26 November 2021.  Applications will be dealt with on an as received basis and we reserve the right to close the position earlier.

Parkerville Children and Youth Care Inc. has met the Safeguarding Children Standards set out by the Australian Childhood Foundation and received full Safeguarding Children accreditation in September 2019. 

Parkerville Children and Youth Care is committed to increasing employment opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and strongly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply. 

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the safety of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share our commitment.

Our recruitment and selection processes reflect this commitment and will include criminal records and reference checks for successful applicants.

It is essential that all applicants meet the above criteria and are permitted to work and remain in Australia with no limitations.

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A WORD FROM OUR DIRECTOR

At Parkerville we are always on the lookout for like-minded individuals who want to make a truly significant difference to the lives of WA children .

From client facing roles which include social workers, foster cares and psychologists to corporate and support services, when you choose to work for us you’ll become part of a family of diverse people from different backgrounds and cultures all working together to improve the outcomes for children, young people and their families who have experienced trauma from abuse.

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TONY HANSEN - GENERAL MANAGER CULTURAL ADVISORY



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