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Carer Assessor - Unley

Life Without Barriers (National)
  • Work for one of Australia's largest social purpose organisations
  • Attractive remuneration including salary packaging, monthly RDO, vehicle (garage at home) with fuel card 
  • Due to COVID-19 we are currently working a combination of at home and in the office until further notice. 

About the Organisation

Every day, Life Without Barriers provides support and care to children and young people, as we work collaboratively with families, carers, and communities, to ensure they have the environment they deserve to grow. With a focus on ensuring safety and respect, this is an opportunity to make a positive and meaningful difference in these young lives and help pave a brighter future.

Life Without Barriers is a leading social purpose organisation of 8,000 employees working in more than 500 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. Join a community of people dedicated to breaking down barriers.

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

The purpose of the Carer Assessor role is to facilitate and complete the assessment process of foster carer applicants and to ensure the assessment process is undertaken in accordance with Life Without Barriers standards and procedures.

This position is initially being offered as permanent full-time, and is based at our office in Unley. However, due to COVID-19 we are currently working a combination of at home and in the office until further notice. 

The position comes with a laptop, phone and tool of trade vehicle.

Key Responsibilities

  • Complete an agreed number of carer assessments per year that is reflective of the needs of the local carer recruitment plan
  • Schedule and attend home visits and other meetings with carer applicants, their families and referees for the purposes of completing carer assessments
  • Ensure written reviews and assessments meet the agreed standards set by LWB and clearly outline the development needs that the carer has using the CARE model as a guide.
  • Identify any training requirements, safety concerns or placement issues throughout the assessment process and provide feedback and suggested solutions or recommendations to the care team.
  • Throughout the assessment, support and encourage potential carers to apply a reflective, critical thinking analysis of how the caring role will impact on their life, family and other relationships.
  • Liaise and work in partnership with members of care teams and other specialist roles within the organisation.

Skills & Experience

  • Recognised Social Work qualifications with eligibility for membership of the AASW and/or a Bachelor of Psychology or other relevant qualification
  • Demonstrated experience and skill in undertaking child focused assessments (Step by Step accredited) in a child and family welfare setting including carer assessments. 
  • Significant case work experience
  • Experience delivering Shared Lives training and assessments
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with the CARE model of therapeutic care is desirable.
  • Excellent written communication skills including the ability to write clearly, critically, transparently and honestly.
  • Ability to maintain positive relationships with individuals, whilst being able to have honest and at times difficult conversations. 

Successful candidates will be required to clear probity checks including National Criminal History Record Check and a SA Working with Children's Check. 

Please note: Mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations may be required for this position, in accordance with relevant Public Health Orders across all States and Territories. In these circumstances, evidence of vaccination will be required prior to an offer of employment.

Benefits  

  • Monthly RDO
  • Salary packaging tax benefits + tool of trade vehicle
  • Growing organisation with great career opportunities

How to Apply

Include your resume and covering letter in one document, click ‘Apply’ and follow the prompts. For any enquiries including persons with disability that require adjustments, contact recruitment@lwb.org.au using the subject line: Carer Assessor - Unley enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as applications may be reviewed prior to the closing date; and as such the closing date is subject to change without notice.

We are dedicated to playing our part to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and bring continuity of care and support to our clients. With this in mind, if you are successful, we will discuss with you an alternative to a face to face interview

Life Without Barriers supports the Royal Commission into violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with disability. We believe people with disability need to be heard and for these experiences to influence how support services like ours are delivered. View our statement here (https://bit.ly/2GzZGWA)

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