Assessment Practitioner - Home Based Care

Job No: Berry2083
Location: Clayton, VIC

  • Clayton location
  • Part time (0.8 EFT) fixed term until 15 May 2019
  • Great salary packaging benefits


Join Victoria’s largest independent child welfare organisation and become a vital part of a team that never gives up doing whatever it takes for kids. We believe everyone should have a good childhood, growing up in families and communities where they feel safe, nurtured and have hope for the future.

We are seeking a passionate individual with previous experience conducting carer assessments to join our friendly South Eastern Home Based Care team.

This position has a solid focus on strengthening and building a resilient program through recruitment, training, support and quality assurance mechanisms.

The Assessment Practitioner plays a vital role in ensuring the attraction and retention of foster carers who will be caring for some of Victoria’s most vulnerable children. A key component of this role will be undertaking assessments of prospective foster carers and leading reviews of accredited carers.  Berry Street is committed to ensuring our carers have the skills and abilities to support vulnerable young people and this role will also deliver training to prospective carers and ensure ongoing training for accredited caregivers.

To be considered for this role, you must have an appropriate tertiary qualification in Psychology, Social Work or a related discipline. You will have strong communication skills, with a well-developed knowledge of trauma & attachment theories, child development and experience in working with foster carers. You will have the ability to work comfortably in a flexible working environment whilst maintaining high professional standards


Queries to Mary Sophou, Senior Manager – Home Based Care on (03) 92391400 

Applications addressing the key selection criteria should be submitted by 11pm on 27 September 2017

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Berry Street are committed to the safety, participation and empowerment of all children, including those with a disability and culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds. Berry Street are also committed to cultural safety, inclusion and empowerment of Aboriginal children, their families and communities. Comprehensive reference and background checking will be undertaken, including a Working with Children Check and police check. Aboriginal people; people from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with a disability are encouraged to apply.

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