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Foster Care Recruitment, Assessment and Training Worker

Foster Care
Mount Gambier
Posted 6 days ago

About the role

ac.care are seeking an Aboriginal Recruitment, Assessment and Training Worker to work collaboratively as a team member to actively recruit, assess and train prospective carers and provide ongoing support, training and education to existing carers in the Limestone Coast region.  The recruitment, assessment and training worker will engage potential foster cares through a variety of recruitment and training tasks e.g. attending marketing events, running information sessions and other community engagement activities, plus conducting training for both prospective and currently approved foster carers.

The role is responsible for:

  • Assist Manager with planning and co-ordination of program activities e.g. foster care recruitment strategies within our local regions.
  • Work collaboratively, developing respectful and compassionate relationships with internal and external stakeholders to deliver high quality outcomes e.g. Department for Child Protection, birthparents, carer household, professionals and/or other carers or significant community people.
  • Facilitate access to education and training for prospective and approved foster carers.
  • Develop foster carers with the skills and knowledge to provide a safe care environment promoting the positive development of children and young people.
  • Conduct assessments on prospective foster carers and make recommendations for or against carer approval whilst exploring key areas for development of carer applicants.

Your Qualifications, Experience and Attributes:

  • Life experience or relevant understanding, knowledge through previous appointments of Aboriginal culture, today’s issues and the impact Australia’s shared history still has on Aboriginal people today.
  • Tertiary or formal qualifications in Social Work, Human Services, Training and Education or related field.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrated experience in project management, including project administration, monitoring and evaluation, plus case management, case noting, assessment and referral.
  • Demonstrated experience in recruitment, selection, induction and facilitating and delivering training programs and presentations, in an individually or group setting.

Highly Regarded:

  • Knowledge of community resources (e.g. Local Elders, community members and community groups).
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment and/or 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 and the Winangay assessment tool.

How to apply

You may apply through the website below or 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 25th January 2021

Job Features

Job CategoryFull-time
Salary$72,000-$78,000
Award LevelL4
Annual Leave5 weeks
Superannuation Contribution10%
Salary Packaging BenefitsMaxxia

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