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Carer Engagement Officer - Unley

Life Without Barriers (National)
  • 12-month Contract

About the Organisation

Life Without Barriers is a leading social purpose, not for profit organisation of 8,000 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

Based in our Unley office, you will be responsible for the marketing and recruitment activities for Foster Carers with Life Without Barriers in the Adelaide Metro region, with a focus on quality carer attraction, engagement and retention. The position is a full time, maximum term contract for 12 months.

Key Responsibilities

  • Respond to enquiries from prospective foster carers and help guide them through the application and assessment process
  • Provide relevant information to foster care applicants through enquiry and screening stages
  • Design and implement a carer attraction and engagement plan appropriate to local demand
  • Proactively engage with the community, including attending relevant events
  • Collaborate and partner with the relevant carer assessor and support the development of this relationship to ensure a smooth transition for foster carers

Skills & Experience

  • Demonstrated experience within the Foster Care/Out of Home Care sector
  • Tertiary qualifications in marketing, sales, recruitment or other relevant field and/or equivalent experience
  • Experience in showing initiative and bringing new and innovative ideas to creative positive solutions
  • Ability to build and maintain positive relationships
  • Ability to manage sensitive information and maintain a high degree of confidentiality
  • Strong focus to provide a high quality and responsive service to our families and children & young people
  • Current Driver's Licence

Successful candidates will be required to clear probity checks including National Criminal History Record Check and Working with Children Check (where relevant to the role).


  • Opportunity to work for one of Australia's largest Social Purpose organisations
  • Make a real difference in your community
  • Great tax benefits and a monthly rostered day off

How to Apply

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

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