Social Worker - Cloverdale & Scarborough

Salary: $84,846 - $95,685 per annum

Contract: Permanent & fixed term full time (37.5 hours)

Job Type: Out of Home Care

Employer: Wanslea Family Services

Location: Cloverdale and Scarborough

Social Worker

Have you ever wanted to be one of those people that are excited to get to work each day? Are you interested in a challenging and highly rewarding work environment with a great team of like-minded people? We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and motivated social worker in our Out of Home Care team.

Who We Are

Wanslea was founded over 75 years ago and supports children and adults from a range of cultural backgrounds. 

Wanslea is an inclusive employer.

We are a values based organisation, living and breathing our values of respect, integrity and collaboration.  If you share these values read on …

What’s in it for you?

  • Amazing people.  Rewarding team culture with flexible working conditions

  • Permanent and fixed term full time (37.5 hours per week) roles located in Scarborough and Cloverdale

  • Unique opportunity to work in an organisation passionate about diversity and inclusion

  • Comprehensive orientation and induction with ongoing supervision to reach your potential

  • Ongoing professional development opportunities

  • Generous salary packaging options

  • Excellent additional employee benefits including discounted childcare rates at our amazing early learning and development centres

  • Paid break between Christmas and New Year

    About you

    We are looking for passionate, dedicated and highly skilled social worker who is resourceful, motivated and can demonstrate initiative. You will have the natural ability to easily engage and build rapport quickly with children at risk and foster families as well as have a high level of professional accountability and integrity.

    The Role

  • Ensure the delivery of professional casework service to foster families and children at risk using best practice standards

  • Provide and develop social work services for children who need foster care and their families

  • Support Foster Carers and link them with any services that will ensure the best care for the children placed with them

  • Develop and deliver training and provide supervision and case consultation

  • Initiate collaborative professional relationships with internal and external stakeholders including State Government departments and other agencies who provide services to families and children at risk

  • Work occasionally outside of normal office hours, including being part of the after-hours on call roster


    You will bring with you all the essential criteria ….


    • Degree in Social Work or recognised equivalent

    • Eligible for Membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers

    • Extensive experience working with foster families and children in care

    • High level of knowledge and understanding of family functioning, child development and parenting skills

    • Demonstrated ability to work as a member of a successful multi-disciplinary team

    • Experience in case management

    • Satisfactory current National Police Clearance

    • Demonstrated understanding of ‘child safe’ environment

    • Current Working With Children Card

    • Current West Australian Driver’s Licence and access to a road worthy motor vehicle suitable for work purposes that is licensed at the Standard Rate

If you want to make a real difference in a child’s life … Apply Now


Send us your resume and a short cover letter addressing how you meet the requirements of the selection criteria


Job Description


Application Information


Applications close Friday 22 November 2019. However Wanslea reserves the right to close the advertisement prior to this date so we encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible


For this role you must apply online through Seek as emailed applications cannot be accepted.


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