Assessments Practitioner

Job No: Berry3046
Location: Noble Park

  • Noble Park location
  • Home Based Care
  • Full time permanent position

For over 140 years, Berry Street has adapted to a changing world, and we will continue to adapt to achieve our purpose. We believe children, young people and families should be safe, thriving and hopeful. Our Vision for 2022: Together we will courageously change lives and reimagine service systems. We look forward to working with children, young people, families, carers, staff and partners to achieve this vision.

About the role:

The South Eastern Home Based Care program provides Complex, Intensive and General Home Based Care for children and young people who are unable to live with their own families. With a solid focus on strengthening our program through recruitment, training, support and quality assurance mechanisms, the Assessment Practitioner will undertake the assessments of prospective foster carers and review of accredited carers.  There is also a requirement to provide training to prospective carers and the ongoing training for accredited caregivers.

About you:

To be considered for this role, you must have an appropriate tertiary qualification in Psychology, Social Work or a related discipline. You will have strong communication skills, with a well-developed knowledge of trauma and attachment theories, child development and the welfare sector. You will have the ability to work comfortably in an unstructured environment whilst maintaining high professional standards. Experience in conducting foster care assessments would be desirable.

What Berry Street can offer you:

  • A thorough induction program
  • Ongoing training and development opportunities
  • A great friendly team environment
  • Access to the Employee assistance program, including access for staff members’ immediate family
  • A focus on positive work/life balance
  • Generous salary packaging benefits
  • An organisation that genuinely cares about you


Further information regarding role requirements and necessary skills and experience can be found in the position description.

Queries to Oya Adem Senior Manager Home Based Care 03 9239 1400

Applications addressing the key selection criteria should be submitted by 21 February 11:00pm.

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Berry Street is committed to being a child safe, child friendly and child empowering organisation. In everything we do we seek to protect children. We are committed to the cultural safety of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children; children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds; children with a disability; children who identify with a sexual and or gender minority identity. We aim to ensure every individual is treated with dignity and respect regardless of their cultural background, ability, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, spirituality or religion.

Comprehensive reference and background checking will be undertaken, including a Working with Children Check and police check. Aboriginal people; people from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with a disability are encouraged to apply.

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