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Supporter of Foster Carers - Adelaide


Employer: Life Without Barriers
Work Type/s: Contract, Full Time
Classification/s: Family Services, Social Work
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Adelaide

Job posted on: 04 October, 2019.
Applications close: 16 October, 2019.

  • Full Time until 30/6/2020

About the Organisation

Life Without Barriers is a leading social purpose, not for profit organisation of 7,000 employees working in more than 440 communities across Australia. We support children, young people and families, people with disability, older people and people with mental illness. We work with people who are homeless and refugees and asylum seekers.   

We want to employ people who reflect the diversity of our clients to ensure we can support each client's individual needs and wants. We encourage people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background and people with disability to apply.

About the Role

A fantastic opportunity exists for a full time Supporter of Carers to join the Child, Youth and Family Team on a full-time contract to 30 June 2020 with possibility of extension. Regular travel will be required.

You will be instrumental in supporting foster carers to provide a safe and nurturing environment that promotes the physical and emotional safety of children and young people, as well as planning, coordinating and delivering training for our dedicated carers.

You will have the ability to build relationships, engage with people from diverse backgrounds and work in partnership to ensure that the needs of children in care are met.

This role requires high level written and verbal communication skills, conflict management and negotiation skills, and a solid understanding of the Children and Young People (Safety) Act 2017 and relevant legislation and requirements in South Australia.

Skills & Experience

  • Degree in social work, psychology or human services.
  • Exceptional verbal communication skills and report writing skills.
  • Understanding of the issues facing children and young people in foster care.
  • Demonstrated relevant experience in foster care.
  • An understanding of the issues facing Foster Carers in providing care to children and young people or people with a disability in out of home care placements.
  • Understanding of therapeutic and trauma informed practices to manage children’s behaviour.
  • Demonstrated ability to coach, train and provide support to others.
  • Understanding of the legislative requirements that operate for the care and protection of children.
  • The ability to function effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Current Drivers Licence.

Successful candidates will be required to undertake probity checks including a National Criminal History Record Check and Child Related Employment Screening. 

Benefits

  • Salary Packaging providing tax benefits available for living and entertainment expenses
  • Diverse and inclusive organisation
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
How to apply for this job

Include your resume and cover letter in one document, click here.

For any enquiries including persons with disability that require adjustments, contact recruitment@lwb.org.au using the subject line: Supporter of Foster Carers - Adelaide enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Applications close on Wednesday 16th October 2019.