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Foster Carer Recruitment Practitioner

Anglicare Victoria
  • Recruit and retain foster carers providing them with the required training and support
  • Permanent|part time|4 days per week|based at our office in Dandenong
  • Marketing, enquires, carer assessment, training, accreditation and information sessions

Your role:

  • Targeted carer recruitment and coordination of carer assessments.
  • Develop a clear recruitment strategy including advertising channels, preparation and placing of recruitment ads.
  • Present and deliver carer information sessions.
  • Assess the foster carers by conducting assessments and identify potential placements for new carers.
  • Take all enquiries from new carers and potential carers.
  • Think strategically and work as part of a team to overcome the challenges associated with the recruitment of new carers.

For more specific information about the program, position and key responsibilities, please view the position description attached here: Recruitment & Support Practitioner - Out of Home Care PD OOHC E AW5 122022 V1.1.pdf.

About you:

  • Demonstrated training and assessment skills including the presentation/facilitation of training/information sessions, and conducting pre accreditation assessments.
  • Demonstrated ability to devise and implement media campaigns in a creative and professional manner pertinent to the needs of Foster Care recruitment.
  • Not-for-profit experience and previous out-of-home home care sector knowledge is highly desirable
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills, communicating with influence, organisational, planning, and relationship management skills.


  • Relevant tertiary qualifications in social work, welfare or related disciplines or matching skills to perform the role.
  • Driving license.

The important stuff:

  • Salary starts at around $94,000 (Level 5 SCHCADS)
  • Office location: Dandenong.
  • Part time, permanent, 4 days per week.
  • Step into a role that allows freedom to devise strategy.
  • Access to discounted health insurance, free Employee Assistance, Salary Packaging and a range of other employment benefits supporting your physical and mental health
  • Professional development, training, support and a culture of inclusivity and resilience
  • A workplace with Rainbow Tick Accreditation and DCA Inclusive Employer recognition.

What our people say- “AV is an organisation where if you want to challenge yourself or explore opportunities, you don’t have to leave to do that. There are so many great people, programs and services, so it’s an organisation where you have great conditions for growth and development”. 

Ready to take the next step:

All you need to do is click Apply Now and complete the online application. You will be requested to attach your resume and a cover letter that talks about your commitment to ensuring best outcomes for children, young people and carers and your motivation to apply.

The advert is only meant to be an overview, for all the details on what makes this such a great opportunity or to ask questions contact Grenville Wise via email at [email protected] using the subject line: Foster Carer Recruitment Practitioner enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Please Note: It is mandatory for the successful applicant to hold a current Working with Children Check and be prepared to undergo a National Criminal History Check prior to commencement.

Anglicare Victoria acknowledges Aboriginal people as the traditional custodians of the land on which we operate. We commit to working respectfully to honour their ongoing cultural and spiritual connections to this country.

Diversity and inclusivity are important to Anglicare Victoria and we are committed to ensuring our workplace and services reflect this.  Everyone is welcome at Anglicare Victoria, regardless of age, ethnicity, cultural background, gender, sexual orientation, religious affiliation and physical ability.

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