Murraylands: Recruitment, Assessment & Training Worker: Foster Care

Murraylands: Recruitment, Assessment & Training Worker: Foster Care

$34 -36 per hour (Part Time) is seeking an experienced recruitment and/or trainer and assessor to work collaboratively as a team member to deliver foster care services to over 160 households and 200 children across country South Australian communities.

The recruitment, assessment and training worker will implement a range of foster care activities including information sessions, community engagement events, interviews, training and education in a timely and professional manner.

As part of this you will:

  • Engage potential foster cares through a variety of recruitment and training tasks.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of frameworks, policies, procedures, training programs and other resources to achieve foster care outcomes.
  • 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.
  • Provide specialist expertise or advice including administration, research and technical support to management and other stakeholders.
  • Support foster carers through training and education and promote the positive development of children and young people.
  • Participate in the evaluation, monitoring and reporting of program activities to determine their effectiveness and contribute to identifying strategies to address any deficits.
  • Deal with day-to-day foster care enquiries.

Your Qualifications, Experience and Attributes:

  • Tertiary or formal qualifications in Social Work, Human Services, Training and Education or related field.
  • Relevant experience in recruitment, training and development.
  • Project management experience and ability to work effectively under pressure.
  • Great oral and written communication skills and excellent facilitation skills with the confidentiality, professionalism and discretion required working within a child safe environment.
  • Solution-focused, resilient, with strong time management and organisational skills.

 Your benefits:

  • $34-36 per hour
  • Part Time
  • Five (5) weeks annual leave
  • Salary packaging benefits and 10% employer contribution to superannuation.

How to apply

You may apply through SEEK, or email

Expressions of interest must include the following:

  • a cover letter outlining your reasons for applying and addressing the essential qualifications and experience of the position description.
  • a current CV/Resume with contact details for two (2) referees, one of whom is/was a direct line manager.

Applications close 26 January 2020.

Downloads: Position Description

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