The Out of Home Care programme at Parkerville Children & Youth Care Inc. provides a holistic, multi-disciplinary and therapeutic care service for vulnerable children.  

We are seeking an Aboriginal person who is a dynamic and motivated individual to join our team in the role of Team Leader. The role will oversee and manage residential carers in the Out of Home Care (OOHC) programme based in the Perth Metropolitan area. In addition, the role will have responsibility for the delivery of culturally sensitive practice in the OOHC programme as well as the young people living in Kinship / Foster Care placements.

As a Team Leader Out of Home Care (50d), in addition to the above you will be responsible for:

  • Providing leadership and advice to the team leaders on all aspects of cultural planning for children based within the Out of Home Care directorate.
  • Support other Team Leaders during the transition phase to ensure Aboriginal Young People referred and accepted into the service have their cultural needs addressed.
  • Promote the integration of theoretical and cultural knowledge, practice frameworks, Parkerville priorities, policies, and guidelines into sustainable, culturally appropriate plans, and assessment strategies.
  • Collaborate with staff and stakeholders to ensure service delivery builds capacity and relationships while achieving desired outcomes for Aboriginal Children.
  • Recruit, assess and review Therapeutic Foster Carers and Residential Care staff
  • Provide case management of children who are placed in the care of Parkerville Children & Youth Care as well as the children in foster care placements.
  • Provide training and development to a team of Residential Carers and Foster Carers within the Out of Home Care Programme.
  • Participate in the after-hours / on-call service on a rostered basis.


The successful applicant will be part of a cohesive team who will be provided with regular supervision and professional development.

  • Awareness and appreciation of Aboriginal societies and cultures and an understanding of the issues affecting Aboriginal people in contemporary Australia and the diversity of circumstances Aboriginal peoples face.
  • Relevant experience working in the OOHC sector and or the Child Protection Field.
  • Qualifications in Social Work, Psychology or relevant Human Services or significant experience working with Aboriginal children and families.
  • The ability to use initiative and to work autonomously.
  • Understanding of the complexities of abuse and trauma for children and an understanding of the issues and challenges facing children in care.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with a diverse range of professional and non-professional staff.
  • Experience with working in Assist and Objective database will be highly regarded.

If you like to be part of a programme that strives to strengthen the safety and wellbeing of all children and the cultural connectedness of Aboriginal children, individuals and families in their community, we would like to hear from you.


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

  • access to a vehicle for business and personal use (a contribution to costs is required)
  • 5 weeks annual leave
  • access to salary packaging options and discounted health insurance plans


Interested? Please review the Job Description and download an Application Form or call 08 9235 7061 for an Application Pack to be sent to you. Your application, consisting of:

  • completed employment application form
  • covering letter
  • CV or resume

Should be sent to

For further information and to express your interest in this position, please contact:

Tony Hansen on 08 9290 1200.


The closing date for applications is COB Friday, 17 January 2020.


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 November 2016.

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

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Contact Details

Tony Hansen on 08 9290 1200