Foster Care Recruitment, Assessment and Training Worker

Foster Care
Mount Gambier
Posted 1 week ago

About the role

ac.care are seeking a Foster Care Recruitment, Assessment and Training Worker to actively recruit, assess and train prospective carers and provide ongoing support, training and education to existing carers.

The role is responsible for:

  • The planning and co-ordination of program activities e.g. foster care recruitment strategies.
  • Conducting assessments on prospective carers and facilitating access to education and training for prospective and approved foster carers.
  • Developing foster carers with the skills and knowledge to provide a safe care environment promoting the positive development of children and young people.

Qualifications, Experience and Attributes:

  • Tertiary or formal qualifications in Social Work, Human Services, Training and Education or related field.
  • Demonstrated knowledge applying the SBS2017 assessment tool and the Winangay assessment tool.
  • Experience in project management, including case management, assessment and referral.
  • Experience in recruitment, selection, induction and facilitating training programs and presentations in an individual or group setting.
  • Knowledge of the complexities of Aboriginal people in the Child Protection system, and ability to liaise with Aboriginal consultants and the wider Aboriginal community around cultural appropriateness of placements.

Highly Regarded:

  • Knowledge of community resources (e.g. Local Elders, community members and community groups).
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
  • Qualified facilitator in: Safe Environments for Children and Young People, Shared Lives orientation training (Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies – ACWA).
  • Accredited user of the Step By Step 2017 Foster Care assessment tool.

How to apply

You may apply through the website below, SEEK or email: careers@accare.org.au

In support of your application please:

  • Subject line:  Your Name:  [FCRAT – LC]
  • A cover letter outlining your reasons for applying and addressing the essential qualifications and experience the position description.
  • Include a current CV/Resume with contact details for two (2) referees, one (1) of whom is/was a direct line manager.

For a copy of the position description click on the link below or call Sherri Winter on 08 8724 500

Position Description

Applications close 10 March 2021

Job Features

Job CategoryFull-time
Award LevelL4
Annual Leave5 weeks
Superannuation Contribution10%
Salary Packaging BenefitsMaxxia

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