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Our people are at the heart of what we do, after all; together #wearekeyassets

Work with us and contribute to something much bigger

We are one national team working in all states and in Norfolk Island. We believe a team approach is the best way to make a positive difference to the lives of children and young people and the families we serve. Every single person in the Key Assets Australia team is focused on this goal and works hard to support children, families, and carers in a professional way.

We recruit our people with care and great consideration. Our people-possibly just like you- are from a wide range of backgrounds with many different levels of experience. Our diversity helps us provide the best support possible to carers, families, children and young people and all of our external stakeholders.

Our diverse recruitment practices

Our commitment to our people is to find the best person for every role we advertise at Key Assets Australia. To demonstrate this commitment, we use merit-based recruitment processes and embrace diversity and inclusion on many levels. We understand and incorporate diversity within our workplace and hope that in working with us you will feel a deep sense of belonging. It’s how we make sure we meet the needs of our children and young people, their families and carers.


We have a range of roles available at Key Assets, these can include:

  • Social Workers

We’re always on the look out for qualified social workers to support and supervise our carers, to work with vulnerable families, or to work in our disability services. You’ll need to have a bachelor’s degree in social work and be eligible for membership to the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW). Ideally, you will also have experience in out-of-home care, disability or child protection sectors.

  • Youth Work and Support Work

Our youth workers help support the children and young people in foster care. Our Support Workers work with children or young adults in our disability services. The majority of these roles are on a casual basis, which means the hours you work will vary week to week. Based on the needs of our children, young people and families we serve, sometimes, you’ll need to work evenings and weekends, so you’ll need to be flexible. Previous experience of working with children and young people, or working with children and young people with disability is preferable.

  • Variety of Corporate Service roles

As a national organisation, Key Assets Australia has several Corporate Service offerings including Marketing, Human Resources, Finance and Accounting, Risk, Audit and Business Development roles. These are critical enablers of our service delivery teams to ensure they can focus on other important elements of frontline service delivery.

  • Independent Foster Care Assessors

We offer fee-for-service contract positions for independent assessors to visit and assess potential foster carers. You will need to hold a Social Work qualification and have excellent report-writing skills for this role. Some states also need you to have accreditation in relevant assessment tools, for example the Step-by-Step toolkit and the Shared Stories, Shared Lives preparation training.

  • Executive, senior and operational leadership roles

Our executive and leadership roles ensure strategic alignment, good governance across our entire organisation. Each state has a management team led by a State Director who is assisted by an Assistant Director or Operations Manager. These roles provide professional support, line management and guidance for our local teams and also manage budgets, and drive strategy and business development and growth. They ensure we lead the way in all that we do.

  • Business Support staff

Business Support Managers and Officers manage the administrative side of the business, including reception, property, inventory and supplies, and finance responsibilities supporting our corporate functions to enhance our service offering.

In some areas we also offer roles in Education and Therapy.

Head to our vacancies page for further information about current opportunities with us.


Some of the great benefits we offer are:

  • Salary Packaging

As a public benevolent institution, we are able to offer all of our employees the ability to salary package and make the most of their pre-tax earnings which can in some in stancesreduce taxable income by up to $16,000.

  • Work/Life Balance

Our employees can access a range of support services through our EAP Provider plus regular check ins with your line manager. We have a range of generous leave policies including Paid Parental Leave, paid Domestic and Family Violence Leave. Flexible working is also available in some teams on agreement and where the role allows.

  • Career development and learning

We understand that everyone has different wants and needs when it comes to their own personal career development. That’s why we offer a range of learning opportunities, including mandatory training, external courses/seminars/conferences, internal and online training and leadership development. Our Performance Development and Review cycle helps plan your learning and development opportunities for the year ahead and ensures you can obtain regular feedback from your manager, colleagues and stakeholders.

  • A Great Team Culture

We believe our organisation is a great place to work. Our employees participate in regular team days and social events. We conduct annual Employee Engagement Surveys, regular pulse surveys and have recognition programs to recognise achievements of employees that go above and beyond. As an organisation we have been recognised as an employer of choice and a leader in LGBTI workplace inclusion.

Key Assets respectfully acknowledges the traditional custodians of this land

Key Assets is a non-government, not for profit children, non-religious, children, family and community services agency. Our purpose is to achieve positive and lasting outcomes for children, families, and communities.

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