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Foster Care Area Manager

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Employment type: Full Time Permanent
Location: Sydney
Categories: Child & Family Services


  • $110-118K base + super + salary packaging
  • Western Sydney location with WFH options
  • Company Car/Motor Vehicle Allowance up to $15K

The role

This role reports directly into the Head of Foster Care and Permanency Programs and is responsible for service provision of all Foster Care services for the Sydney region to ensure all requirements are met for the young people, families and carers we support, including the community, the state government and legislative bodies. These requirements will be met by:

  • Actively leading service provision of our casework, carer support, family contact and intake streams across Sydney Metro
  • Supporting teams to embed team-based ways of working and promoting the adoption of relevant practice frameworks
  • Embedding supervision, support and accountability across Foster Care services in the region
  • Ensuring practice meets the needs of the children, young people and families, and the standards set by the Office of Children’s Guardian, Department of Communities and Justice and our own policies, procedures and standards of practice.
  • Leading a positive, support team culture

About you

  • Tertiary qualifications or equivalent experience in Community Services, or relevant field and/or Leadership/Management
  • 5 years’ experience in delivering therapeutic out of home care or family-based care models with young people
  • 3 years’ Senior management experience leading Child & Family Services
  • Experience delivering relevant programs across multiple jurisdictions and portfolios
  • Experience providing clinical supervision and support to direct reports

We offer

  • Salary based on SCHADS 8 dependent on qualifications and experience equivalent to $110-118K base + super
  • Salary packaging $15,900 general and $2,650 entertainment
  • Company Car/Motor Vehicle Allowance up to $15K 
  • Paid training and opportunities for career development
  • 24/7 crisis and incident response support
  • Free confidential counselling support for employees and close family members

About us

We provide services to people with disability, young people and children in out-of-home care, their families and communities. We believe everyone is equal. You can learn more about us here.

How to apply

All applications must be lodged online.

For all enquiries, please contact Rachel Shorrock on 0447 397 665 or

Our organisation is committed to protecting children and young people from harm. We require all applicants to undergo an extensive screening process prior to appointment including the collections of relevant probity checks such as WWCC, NDISWC and current police check, as well as proof of COVID19 vaccinations or medical exemption.

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