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Quantum Support Services strives to positively improve lives within the Gippsland Community. Our aim is to improve lives by empowering people, particularly the vulnerable, to reach their full potential. At Quantum you’ll be joining a team of dedicated, likeminded people who want to prevent homelessness, ensure women and children are safe from violence and that children and youth have security and a place to call home. We are committed to building a workplace and community that encourages, supports, and values diversity.
Quantum Support Services has a strong values based culture and offers its employees many benefits including salary packaging, annual salary indexation, employee assistance program and training and development opportunities.
This role works within a new model of Kinship Care (First Supports). This model of care is available to new statutory kinship care placements expected to last longer than three months. First Supports includes timely comprehensive assessment, identification of needs, access to family services, and flexible brokerage up to $1,000 to help establish placements.
In this role you will be responsible for providing carer and placement assessments, identify and address risk and safety factors within the kinship household, make decisions about the child’s welfare, identify and coordinate supports, provide recommendations to Child Protection about the suitability of the placement, support and assist the kinship carer.
You will have a demonstrated understanding of Child Protection matters and legislation relevant to the Out of Home Care space, specifically Kinship Care; a demonstrated understanding of the unique support requirements of a Kinship Care placement and the issues surrounding the out-of-home care and family services system and the available resources and services in Gippsland. The ability to communicate effectively with adults, adolescents, children and sector representatives; experience in the provision of support to children, youth and their families with multiple and complex needs and skills in needs, risk and safety assessments of children, young people and their parents. Appropriate tertiary qualifications (Diploma or above) and experience relevant to this position.
For further information in relation to this position, please contact Tania Hancock, Practice Leader – Out of Home Care (Kinship) on 5120 2000.
To submit your application please send an email to email@example.com
To apply please ensure you include in your application a cover letter stating the position title, your key selection criteria (as outlined in the position description), current resume and 3 referee’s.
To be eligible for appointment to this position you must undergo a satisfactory National Police Records Check and an international criminal history check if you have resided continuously in an overseas country for 12 months or more in the last 10 years; and a Working with Children Check and hold a current Victorian drivers licence.
Applicants applying must state the Position Title in a covering letter, address the Key Selection Criteria outlined in the position description, include a current resume and list three professional referees. To be eligible for appointment to this position you must undergo a satisfactory National Police Records Check and an international criminal history check if you have resided continuously in an overseas country for 12 months or more in the last 10 years; and a Working with Children Check and hold a current Victorian drivers licence.
Applications from Aboriginal people, people from a culturally diverse background, and people with a lived experience of disability are encouraged to apply. Quantum is committed to ensuring we are a child safe organisation.