Permanency Support Specialist

  • 1 x Full Time
  • 1 Year Fixed Term
  • Nowra

The Permanency Support Program (PSP) provides multidisciplinary case management and support for Aboriginal children and young people, and their foster carers as part of an integrated service response.

17 June 2019


The Permanency Support Specialist will provide support to Permanency Support Workers (PSW) for the purpose of planning and supporting care plans for children and young people in the SCMSAC Permanency Support Program.

The Permanency Support Specialist is responsible for monitoring the achievement of best possible outcomes for Aboriginal children and young people placed in the SCMSAC Permanency Support Program.


  • Provide Support to the Permanency Support Workers to ensure all case management responsibilities are met in relation to Permanency Support Workers
  • Ensure the completion of all relevant documents and records for each child or young person within the given time frames and all other paperwork relevant to the role in line with organisational policies and procedures
  • Monitor the intake and placement referrals, and evidence referral outcomes
  • Promote the maintenance of regular, effective and meaningful contact between Permanency Support Workers, and children, young people and carers
  • Ensure that case plans are regularly reviewed and the attendance of all key stakeholders at relevant meetings are included
  • Participate in an on call rotational roster
  • Participate in monthly supervision meetings with your Team Leader and complete tasks identified in these meetings
  • Contribute to The Office of the Children’s Guardian accreditation procedures and coordinate file audit processes
  • Undertake and participate in regular evaluations of the service and take part in annual appraisals and team planning days
  • Undertake specific task allocated by your Team Leader relating to promotion of the service and the enhancement of the partnership between the team and key stakeholders
  • Contribute to the development and maintenance of a positive, supportive and collaborative team environment including the ongoing learning of all team members through the sharing of ideas and feedback from training
  • Understanding of and capacity to implement EEO, WH&S, ethical practice and principles of a culturally diverse society
  • Comply with all SCMSAC Policies and Procedures
  • Other duties as reasonably directed by the CEO, Executive Officer, Manager or delegate


Applications must address the key competencies (selection criteria):  For an Information Package containing position description, selection criteria and an employment application, please download above or contact Human Resources via email or call 02 4448 0200.

Preferred applicants will also be required to undergo a National Police Check and obtain a new paid employee Working with Children Check (as required by the Act) prior to appointment with South Coast Medical Service Aboriginal Corporation.

Salary will be in accordance with the South Coast Medical Service Aboriginal Corporation Enterprise Agreement 2012 – 2015.