- Job posted on: 10th Sep 2019
- Applications close:
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.
Life Without Barriers is looking for someone who shares their passion for finding safe and nurturing homes for young people in need. We are looking for someone to fill the role of ‘Carer Engagement Officer’ where you will assist potential foster carers through the early stages of the enquiry and assessment process.
Experience in the foster care sector is not mandatory, but passion for this purpose is.
Based in our Adelaide office, the Carer Engagement Officer plays a key role in helping generate new foster care enquiries, visiting those people who may be interested in becoming foster carers, and then guiding the applicant carers through the assessment process. With a focus on quality carer attraction, engagement and retention you will be a vital part of the Engagement and Assessment team to provide a supportive and positive introduction for new foster care families into the agency.
Given many potential foster carers work during the day, occasional evening and weekend work is required to meet them when they are available.
This is a full-time position until 30 June 2020 and comes with a Tool of Trade Vehicle and monthly Roster Day Off option.
Successful candidates will be required to clear probity checks including National Criminal History Record Check and Working with Children Check.
Though your skills and relevant experience will be considered, LWB are most interested in finding a person who shares their passion for this work. So, if you are passionate, but lacking in relevant experience, we still encourage you to apply.