Permanency Support Worker

  • 2 x Full Time Positions
  • Located in our Nowra and Batemans Bay Offices

12 January 2024


The Permanency Support Worker (PSW) is responsible for achieving the best possible outcomes for Aboriginal children and young people case managed by SCMSAC Out of Home Care Program.

  • Monthly home visits are conducted with reports uploaded to CDS within seven days.
  • Ensure that CYP plans are accurate, completed and uploaded to ChildStory by their due date:
  • Case Plan
  • Cultural Support Plan
  • Futures (Leaving Care) Plan
  • Ensure S163 Birth Family Updates are completed quarterly.
  • Ensure S149 risk assessment and associated notification letters are completed prior to the expiry date of the previous assessment.
  • Ensure casework documentation is completed within allocated timeframes and entered onto: F:Drive, CDS & ChildStory
  • Ensure appropriate referrals are made for CYP on your case load who require a Behaviour Support Plan and participate in the consultation and development of the plan.
  • Maintain regular, effective and meaningful contact with children, young people, their families and carers.
  • Facilitate, support and supervise family time between children and young people placed in care, with their birth families and significant others in accordance with court orders, case plans and reviews at a minimum of four times per year.
  • All necessary Court documents are to be completed by the date set by the Court.
  • Complete case notes for all interactions with CYPs, carers, families and other stakeholders within two days of interaction.
  • Contribute to The Office of the Children’s Guardian accreditation procedures and file audit processes.
  • Participate in rotational on call roster.
  • Attend relevant meetings. Be punctual, prepared, and ready to participate.
  • Actively participate in monthly documented support and supervision sessions.
  • Participate in annual performance review.
  • Other duties as reasonably directed by the CEO 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 2022-2025.

Being vaccinated against Covid-19 is a requirement of this role, to ensure that SCMSAC fulfils its WHS obligations. The incumbent must remain up to date with current ATAGI (Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation) national advice regarding vaccines and booster shots or, provide evidence exemption eligibility.