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Child & Family Practitioner

Foster Carer Recruitment, Assessment and Development Practitioner/ Foster Care Assessment Team

Foster carers are amazing. For the children we support through our Out Of Home Care (OOHC) program we want to find, select and support the most amazing foster carers.

We’re looking for highly motivated people who feel strongly about identifying and assessing new foster carers and empowering them to give the best possible care to children in OOHC.

We need people who can balance the need to be thorough in your assessments of potential carers with sharing the realistic view of life with a foster child. In this role, you will face disappointment when potential foster carers don’t work out and the great satisfaction when they do! The role will also include the assessment of guardianship placements and assisting in restoration of children where this has been deemed safe to do so.

This role will allow you to step to the other side of child protection, experiencing a change of pace while still keeping children at the centre of everything you do.

Terms: This is a full time position primarily based in Hurstville, NSW.

Who are we & how do we work?

Our OOHC team are a diverse and talented group of Case Managers, Senior Practitioners and Team Leaders. Our Management team have been promoted from within, they understand the pressures we face, how to grow your career with TBS and support us maintain our self-care practices.

Some of our benefits:

  • Working flexibly is normal for us; Work from home 3 days a month, flexible hours and work from multiple office locations to limit travel time
  • Self-care is essential; Monthly accrued day off & purchase additional leave
  • Salary packaging, meals and entertainment card and discounted gym membership
  • Novated leases & pool cars available
  • Career progression and development opportunities

Who could this role suit?

Successful team members have been Social Worker, Psychologist, Case Manager even in a Police team like JIRT. They all shared similar traits:

  • Strong analytical, critical reflection and written skills to conduct and document comprehensive assessments (experience using Step by Step would be an advantage)
  • Comfortable having tough conversations in a sensitive and appropriate way
  • An understanding of Child Protection, Out of Home Care (OOHC) and the needs of diverse communities i.e. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, CALD and LGBTQI
  • Knowledge of attachment and trauma theories relating to early childhood
  • Current driver’s license (pool cars are available)
  • Be available for evening and occasional weekend work – sometimes they’re the only times our potential foster carer’s have to catch up!

Interested? Apply online today!

Call Amy Johnson, Deputy Manager- Family Partnerships 0406 383 425 for a confidential chat. 

Internally this role is called a Child & Family Practitioner.


We respect and promote human rights and diversity and are committed to building an inclusive culture. We welcome diversity in all its forms; applications from underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged. We value relationships with our local Aboriginal community and welcome applications from its members.

We see ability not disability, if you identify as a person with a different ability please get in contact.

Successful candidates will be required to clear probity checks including National Criminal History Record Check and Working with Children Check or similar (where relevant to the role).