At Anglicare Victoria our focus is on transforming the futures of children and young people, families
and adults. Our work is based on three guiding pillars, Prevent, Protect, Empower. We offer a
comprehensive network of services and seek to ensure the provision of high quality services that
will bring about significant improvements in the life experience of the young people, children and
families/caregivers with whom we work.
Anglicare Victoria has an official Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) that bears the Reconciliation
Action Trademark. The RAP requires that staff continue to develop their cultural competence so as
to maximise opportunities and improved outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
OVERVIEW OF PROGRAM
The Senior TCP Worker position sits within the Residential care team which is part of Anglicare Victoria’s
Out of Home Care Services (OOHC) located in the Northern Metro Region - Preston Office. Anglicare
Victoria offers an integrated and seamless response to children and young people aged between 0 and
18yrs who for various reasons cannot live at home. A key component of the OOHC service is to provide
a full continuum of respite, emergency, short term and long term care, including placement options
through Home Base and Residential Care. The services aims to ensure that all children and young people
are supported by meeting their safety, stability and developmental needs, whilst fulfilling statutory
The purpose of the Targeted Care Packages (TCP’s) is to enable the transition of eligible children and
young people from residential care to more suitable care arrangements, where their overall needs will
be better met. Alternative placements which could be considered as part of the package include
placements with parents, family/friends, Home Base Care, independent/semi-independent living or
other identified forms of care/accommodation. The packages include an allocation of funding tailored to
the needs of each individual child. In addition to transitioning children and young people out of
residential care, diversion packages are also an option to help prevent children and young people
entering residential care.
Management of Service Delivery
- Coordinate all Targeted Care Packages (TCP’s) for the North Metro Region including
identifying clients for the service, intake, assessment, implementation, case management,
review and evaluation.
- Be the key contact to the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) on behalf of
Anglicare Victoria, for the development and accountability of TCP’s.
- Negotiating with the DHHS in relation to the TCP’s, including the financial components of the
- Chair the TCP’s internal advisory panel, including providing feedback about current TCP
opportunities and areas for further development.
- Report regularly on current status and outcomes of all TCP to both Anglicare Victoria and DHHS.
- Represent Anglicare Victoria at the TCP’s panels held at DHHS on a monthly basis.
Supervision and Collaboration
- Liaise closely with internal staff and other professionals in regards to the assessment of clients’
needs and identification of the most appropriate placement.
- Work with staff, clients and their families to develop a placement plans most appropriate for the
- Ensure the smooth implementation of all TCP plans across the Agency.
- Work closely with the Home Based Care recruitment and training team around specific
recruitment campaigns, assessments and carer support.
- Tailor and facilitate specific training or learning opportunities to meet the needs of carers and
family members of a child and/or young person who is a recipient of a TCP.
- Case management of children and/or young people on a TCP.
- Completion of TCP proposals.
- Closely monitor and report on the financial aspects of all TCP’s.
- Implement feedback processes that inform areas for improvement and development, whilst
capturing what is working well.
- Accurately update and maintain client information, both written and electronic, in accordance with
DHHS guidelines, Program guidelines and confidentiality principles using CRIS/SP.
- Maintain reports and records, including statistical records, as required
- Prepare a report for Anglicare Victoria’s Management evaluating the success of strategies and
OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & SAFETY (OHS)
Anglicare Victoria is committed to ensuring the health and safety of its employees and any other
individuals present in our workplaces.
In achieving and maintaining workplace health and safety, Anglicare Victoria will apply best practice in
OHS in accordance with statutory obligations at all times.
All Anglicare Victoria employees, contractors and volunteers are required to:
- take reasonable care for their own health and safety and for that of others in the workplace by
working in accordance with legislative requirements and the company’s OHS policies and
- take reasonable care their actions or omissions do not adversely affect the health and safety of
themselves and others
- cooperate with any reasonable directions, policies and procedures relating to health and safety
in the workplace
- report all injuries, illness or ‘near misses’ to their Supervisor or Manager
- participate in relevant health and safety training based on roles and responsibilities
- as required, participate in the development and implementation of specific OHS hazard and risk
In addition to the above, positions with supervision or management responsibility are required to ensure
a safe and healthy work environment for all employees, clients, contractors and visitors. This can be
achieved by ensuring all people are aware of and have access to OHS policies, procedures, training and
KEY SELECTION CRITERIA
- A relevant tertiary qualification in Social Work, Psychology, Early Childhood Specialist and/or
related behavioural sciences at degree level with relevant experience; or associate diploma
level with substantial experience in the relevant service stream, or less formal qualifications
with specialised skills sufficient to perform at this level.
- Demonstrated understanding and commitment to the purpose and values of Anglicare
Victoria and an understanding of, and commitment to, service delivery from a client-centred,
solution focused and competency based philosophy
- Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of residential care and home based care
- Demonstrated advanced casework skills and extensive experience in the delivery of case
management within a child protection system.
- Demonstrated high level of service coordination skills including financial, management,
planning and evaluation
- Demonstrated ability in the provision of culturally competent services to clients of
- Capacity to work well under pressure and deal with competing demands.
- Effective liaison and negotiation skills.
- Strong leadership and supervision skills including the ability to inspire staff.
A relevant tertiary qualification in Social Work, Psychology, Early Childhood Specialist and/or related
behavioural sciences at degree level with substantial experience; or associate diploma level with
substantial experience in the relevant service stream, or less formal qualifications with specialised skills
sufficient to perform at this level.
Desirable skills, knowledge, and experience
- Knowledge and understanding of Out of Home Care and relevant service network, with a particular
emphasis on the Norther Metropolitan area or the demonstrated ability to develop the necessary
knowledge and understanding in a timely manner.
- Knowledge of needs and services in the region or the demonstrated ability to acquire the knowledge
in a timely manner.
- A non-judgmental approach to people with a commitment to social justice principles.
- An innovative and flexible approach to work.
- Positive, enthusiastic and constructive manner.
- An empathy with Anglicare Victoria’s Mission and values.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
- Salary and conditions are in accordance with the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability
Services Industry Award 2010. Salary packaging is offered with this position.
- All offers of employment at Anglicare Victoria are subject to a six month probationary period. The staff
member will be asked to participate in an annual performance review linked to objectives set out for
- All offers of employment are subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Check and must provide a
Working with Children Check prior to commencement.
- A current Victorian Driver’s licence is essential.
- Anglicare Victoria is a member of HESTA (Health Employees Superannuation Trust). At present, we
contribute 9.5% of ordinary time earnings to this fund. Staff may elect to choose their own
superannuation fund. -