Assessment Practitioner – Foster Care

Job No: Berry2089
Location: Shepparton, VIC

  • Assess and train foster carers!
  • Shepparton location with relocation incentive negotiable (if applicable)
  • Part time or full time permanent position
  • Base Salary $67,697.76 (pro-rata) + 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 an experienced and passionate individual to join our Hume Home Based Care team. This position is ongoing and may be part or full time. With a solid focus on strengthening our program through recruitment, training, support and quality assurance mechanisms, the Assessment Practitioner will undertake the assessments of prospective foster carers and review of accredited carers.  There is also a requirement to provide training to prospective carers and the 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 and attachment theories, child development and the welfare sector. You will have the ability to work comfortably in an unstructured environment whilst maintaining high professional standards. Experience in conducting foster care assessments would be desirable.


Queries to Sharelle Davidson (Senior Manager, Children & Family Services), on (03) 5822 8100. 

Applications addressing the key selection criteria should be submitted by 11pm on Thursday 28th 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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