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Carer Recruitment and Support Officer

Australian Childhood Foundation

Organisation Description:

The Australian Childhood Foundation stands at the forefront of transformative reforms in Western Australia's Out-of-Home Care (OOHC) sector. Aligned with the WA Government's initiatives, the Foundation emphasises stability in care, and cultural sensitivity, and aims for seamless transitions and strong cultural connections for young people. Awarded a contract to deliver foster care services in the Perth area, the Foundation collaborates closely with Karla Kuliny Aboriginal Corporation to provide trauma-transformative therapeutic services, making significant strides in improving care outcomes for children and young people.

About the Role:

As Carer Recruitment and Support Officer of the Out of Home Care Program, you play a crucial role in actively supporting the recruitment and support of foster carers. Your responsibilities will include overseeing recruitment processes and carer assessments, managing onboarding and administration, cultivating community connections, and facilitating information sessions.

Additionally, your role includes providing essential support for carers, ensuring they have the guidance and resources needed to offer loving and stable homes for children and young people in the program. This position is instrumental in nurturing a compassionate and skilled community of foster carers, dedicated to providing crucial support and a stable environment for children and young people in care.

About You/Key Selection Criteria

To excel in this role, you should possess:

  • Experience and knowledge of contemporary carer recruitment practices.
  • An appropriate qualification and/or relevant experience in social work, psychology, or occupational therapy.
  • Experience in out-of-home care, welfare, social, or community services sectors.
  • The ability to create custom media and marketing activities for foster care recruitment.
  • Training and assessment skills, including presentation and facilitation.
  • A collaborative approach and strong relationship-building skills.
  • High professional and personal ethics, ensuring privacy and confidentiality.
  • Excellent attention to detail and the ability to perform well under pressure.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Exceptional organisational and time management abilities.
  • A current driver's license and Working with Children Check or willingness to obtain.
  • Personal values consistent with our organisation's values.

Remuneration and Benefits:

We offer a highly competitive salary that will be negotiated with the successful candidate based on your experience and qualifications.

Additionally, you will have access to:

  • Competitive compensation based on your experience and qualifications.
  • Tailored salary packaging for financial flexibility.
  • Access to the Employee Assistance Program for personal well-being.
  • A comprehensive well-being program for physical and mental health.
  • Individual and group supervision for guidance and support.
  • Collaborative connections with our nationwide ACF Teams.
  • Access to an extensive resources library to enhance your impact.
  • Access to Flexible Working Arrangements.
  • Furthermore, the successful employee will benefit from an annual, generous professional development package.

Ready to Make a Difference? Apply Today!

To apply, please upload a copy of your Resume and Cover Letter addressing the About You/Key Selection Criteria listed in the advertisement above.

For more information, or to request a copy of the position description, please email Bree Roberts - HR Coordinator at [email protected] using the subject line: Carer Recruitment and Support Officer enquiry via EthicalJobs.

The Australian Childhood Foundation (ACF) is committed to safeguarding children and young people. We require all applicants to undergo an extensive screening process prior to appointment.

ACF is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to diversity and inclusion, welcoming applicants from all backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, individuals from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, people with disabilities, and members of the LGBT+ community. All are strongly encouraged to apply.

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