Executive officer—permanency support

South Coast Medical Service Aboriginal Corporation

Logo for South Coast Medical Service Aboriginal CorporationSouth Coast Medical Service Aboriginal Corporation is a “not-for-profit Aboriginal community-controlled health organisation” providing health and wellbeing and relevant services to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the Shoalhaven area.

Closing date: 

5pm, 29 January 2018


Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT)


New South Wales

Type of vacancy: 

Full time

Salary and conditions: 

  • An attractive salary package will be negotiated with the successful applicant commensurate with relevant qualifications and experience.
  • A Police Check and a Working with Children Check (at own expense) are a requirement for this position.
  • Employment at SCMSAC is subject to a probationary period, with option of extension.

Job description/overview: 

An exciting executive-level opportunity exists in managing and leading South Coast Medical Service Aboriginal Corporation’s 'permanency support program'. The program introduces a series of changes that commenced 1 October 2017, and shifts the current placement-based service system to one that is centred on safety, permanency and wellbeing for children, young people and their families and kin. The permanency support program is one of the most significant changes to the child protection and out-of-home care system and is part of a broader suite of reforms.

The successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring the program works effectively with children, young people, siblings, foster carers, birth families and significant others, to support stable, positive and sustainable permanent placement options. The person will be responsible for ensuring delivery of a therapeutic case management model that ensures all domains of a child or young person's life are addressed and birth families are supported to improve their overall wellbeing and functioning. Where possible, permanency goals should be focused towards family preservation and/or restoration, however where this is not possible, permanency goals for Aboriginal children and young people look to support guardianship or long-term foster care.

Essential qualifications, knowledge and skills

  • Bachelor degree in social work, social science, psychology, community services, disabilities, management or a related field or equivalent experience.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience working with children and young people who are in or at risk of being in out of home care.
  • Demonstrated experience managing multi-disciplinary teams including targeted early intervention child protection services, family preservation services, integrated domestic and family violence services, early intervention placement prevention programs and restorations services.
  • Evidence of a strong commitment to positively engaging with and working with birth family for the best outcomes of children and young people.
  • A sound understanding of evidence based therapeutic approaches to working with children and young people particularly in the area of child protection and trauma.
  • Managing disability support programs particularly in the areas of early intervention and or allied health and or sensory disabilities and or psychosocial disabilities.
  • Demonstrated current networks and collaborative relationships with managers and staff from NSW Family and Community Services and a commitment to working in partnership with FACS.
  • Understanding of, a willingness to and the ability to implement change management processes.
  • Understanding of business processes, income and expenditure statements, budgets and cash flow management.


  • Aboriginality
  • A sound understanding and commitment to the philosophy of South Coast Medical Service Aboriginal Corporation and a willingness to work according to the Mission, Vision and Values of SCMSAC.

For more information download the position description (PDF) and see the SCMSAC website.

Contact person and how to apply: 

Tanya McGeachie, phone (02) 4448 0200, email TanyaM@southcoastams.org.au

Applications must address the selection criteria.

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