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Anchor is an equal opportunity workplace. We encourage applications from a diverse range of cultures and backgrounds.

Current Opportunities

Case Manager – Foster Care (full time, permanent)

Anchor Inc. is a community service organisation with a proud history of supporting vulnerable people in Melbourne’s Outer East.

We are looking for an experienced Case Manager to join our Foster Care team.

Key aspects of this role include:

  • To facilitate short term, long term, emergency and respite care for children and young people aged 0-18 who are referred through the Department of Health and Human Services
  • To participate in all caregiver recruitment and retention activities including the provision of regular advocacy, support and supervision to all accredited foster carers
  • To ensure all case work activities are clearly responsive to the client; their families and carer, whilst being trauma informed and in accordance with Best Interests Assessment and key legislative requirements.

To be considered for this role you will have:

  • Relevant Tertiary qualification in the social work, social welfare or related field;
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of the principles and theory of child protection and factors that lead to children being placed in out of home care;
  • Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to the roles and contributions of volunteer caregivers
  • Demonstrated understanding of therapeutic approaches to working with children who have a range of issues associated with trauma, abuse, abandonment and neglect.
  • An understanding of child development and factors that can impede a child’s development, including early indicators and patterns of behaviour leading to cumulative harm and an understanding and ability to work with children, young people and families through an attachment and trauma based lens.
  • High level communication skills that include the ability to constructively provide open and honest feedback to carers to ensure the best interests of children are met.
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive and productive working arrangements with Child Protection, Service Providers and all key stakeholders.
  • Ability to make timely sound decisions about interventions required, and consult for the purposes of assessment and decision making in the best interests of the child.
  • Ability to maintain records compliant with legislation, standards and data systems to assist with required reporting and to assist with relevant planning.
  • Demonstrated ability to work flexibly, independently and co-operatively in a dynamic team and workplace environment.
  • Computer literacy; preferable CRIS/CRISSP experience

A competitive salary including salary packaging is offered.

The position description for the position is available by clicking here: 170322_Foster_Care

It is expected that suitable candidates will be available for interview Wednesday 5th April 2017.
Applicants must address the key selection criteria in the Position Description and send a covering letter and CV to:

Anchor Inc.
PO Box 175
Ringwood East 3135

or email to:

By 5pm, Thursday 30th March 2017.

If you do not address the KSC and send a covering letter and a CV, your application will not be considered

For enquiries please phone Julie Lowe on 9801 1999


Coming to work at Anchor:

  • A competitive salary is offered with salary packaging available.
  • Anchor is an Equal Opportunity employer and welcomes employees of different ages, gender and ethnicity.
  • We work with a diverse population, both within our client base, stakeholders and staff.
  • As an Employer of Choice, we value flexibility within the work place, such as balance with home life and family responsibilities.
  • We are a Learning Organisation and value both supporting the community to learn through our Student Placement Program, and through or Core Competency Training for staff.
  • We seek to explore your motivation for success within the field, and how we can work to achieve this with you.
  • We are a Child Safe Organisation


One of the ways we partner with our community is by offering work experience and placements to students.

If you’re currently studying a relevant course and would like to find out more about how we could support you, please contact us.