Coordinator – Foster & Kinship Care – Anglicare Southern Queensland


Anglicare Southern Queensland

About the Position

Anglicare’s Children & Families have a long history of providing family and children support services, including family intervention, foster and kinship care, counselling, relationship support and much more. Our Foster & Kinship Care Programs provide children and young people, who are not able to live with their own family, the opportunity to live in a safe nurturing family environment.

This is an exciting opportunity to develop practical experience within a supportive and collaborative team, while maintaining work/life balance living on the beautiful North Coast. Less than an hour from Noosa, our Gympie office requires a full time Coordinator to the Foster and Kinship Care team, provide quality guidance, direction and supervision to Practitioners, Foster and Kinship Care, and support advanced decision making processes. The Coordinator will be guided and supported by a friendly, compassionate manager who advocates strongly for her team.

This role is ideal for those looking for the next step in their career, who have a dedication and commitment to supporting vulnerable children and youth within the greater North Coast region.

About You

A motivated and dedicated professional within the Foster Care sector, your knowledge and background will include:

  • A demonstrated knowledge and understanding of case work with in Foster and Kinship Care programs
  • Management experience with the ability to mentor adults to achieve their personal best and facilitate groups for success
  • Guidance, direction and supervision to a team of Case Workers and a commitment to empower staff to be self-directed in their learning and development
  • Ability to remain calm in responding to emergent situations – this includes problem solving and making fast, effective and professional decisions in an inclusive and evidence-based manner
  • Applied knowledge and understanding of the Child Protection System with the ability to work and communicate decisions within a statutory framework for practice
  • Working confidently and capably using a practice framework that is child-centric and culturally sensitive
  • Understanding of, and ability to apply advanced skills in managing Human Resources practices within a statutory, policy and procedural framework
  • Skilled in the use of computers and at an intermediate level with Microsoft Suite

Some of your personal attributes will include:

  • Problem solving skills, an innovative approach and ability to think outside the box
  • Exceptional capacity to communicate with a range of people including children, parents and other service providers
  • Negotiation and influencing skills, with the confidence to present information in a manner well suited to your audience
  • A genuine and dedicated attitude to supporting children and families
  • The ability to work cooperatively in a team and develop strong, successful working relationships
  • A focus on engaging in positive, future focused, and evidence based discussions to empower and build teams
  • An understanding of Change Management principles and practices

Qualifications and documentation required:

  • Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Social or Behavioural Sciences or similar field
  • A valid Blue Card (Working with Children)
  • Current Licenced Care Service (LCS)
  • A current Queensland Driver Licence
  • Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment (desired)

What We Offer

Anglicare is committed to building a highly skilled workforce, assisted by a dedicated management team. We support our staff with learning and development initiatives, an employee benefits program and progressive human resources management strategies, and are recognised as a leading employer in the non-profit sector. You will also enjoy:

  • Working in your local community and providing support for some of its most vulnerable people
  • Being supported and mentored by a dedicated manager, within a collaborative team environment
  • The ability to increase your take home pay with full PBI salary packaging options
  • Career progression and development in the form of internal and external training

Show Your Interest

Apply now and be rewarded with a position that directly and positively influences the quality of life for our clients; working within an organisation that values your professional contribution and personal well-being.

Anglicare is committed to building an inclusive and diverse workforce and encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, those from cultural and linguistically diverse backgrounds, LGBTIQ+ communities, people with disabilities and people with a lived experience of mental health issues.  We promote a child-safe environment and are committed to providing on-going care and protection.

Position Description


For further information please contact

Sue Mills on 0411 428 582

Applications close Friday 1st June 2018

Shortlisted applicants will be asked to complete a Pre-Employment Assessment that requires disclosure of pre-existing injuries, illnesses or conditions that could reasonably be aggravated by performing the duties of this position.

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