Program Manager - Adoptions


Use your management skills to make a difference to the lives of children accessing the Barnardos Adoption Programs in the Hunter and Central Coast.

  • Work for one of Australia's leading child protection charities
  • Make a difference to the lives of children in NSW
  • Excellent staff benefits and working arrangement available
The Organisation
An exciting opportunity has become available to work for Barnardos, one of Australia's leading children's charities.  A full-time, permanent Program Manager is required for our Find-a-Family, Adoption Program, based at our Gosford & Kotara, NSW offices.
The Barnardos Adoption program is an innovative program established to meet the permanency needs through open adoption for children aged 0-5 years of age.
The Role
Reporting to the Regional Manager – Adoptions, the Program Manager, Adoptions will be responsible for setting and monitoring standards of appropriate professional conduct of staff within these teams. Along with this is the responsibility for assisting the Regional Manager Adoptions with the development, implementation and monitoring of case management systems that relate to Find-a-Family’s adoption program.
The Candidate
The ideal candidate will have:-
  • Qualifications in Social Welfare or related discipline
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in child and family welfare and in foster care or a related area of alternate care for children.
  • experience and skills in working with a child’s birth family and their carers.
  • sound knowledge of trauma and attachment issues for very young children
  • strong advocacy skills related to permanency planning for children in out-of-home care
  • knowledge of adoption processes
  • Demonstrated high level written and verbal communication skills, including report writing.
  • experience in providing effective staff management and supervision.
 Additional info
To be considered for roles with Barnardos you will need to have (or be willing to have conducted) a National Police Clearance and current Working with Children check Clearance (or APP number).
You will also need a full driver’s license 
Pay Range: $95,102 - $112,580 base (including FBT packaging) + benefits + Super. Motor Vehicle packaging optional. 
Expressions of interest
To apply hit APPLY NOW as we will be shortlisting for this position soon.
For a confidential discussion OR to find out more about the role please call Gemma Haworth on 02 9218 2354.