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Carer Learning & Development Coordinator

Life Without Barriers (National)

About the Organisation 

Life Without Barriers is a leading social purpose, not for profit organisation of 7,500 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 Child, Youth and Family Program

LWB delivers a specialist culturally responsive foster care support program throughout Australia. The program is committed to ensuring carers and staff support children in a way that creates conditions for positive change. We use the Children and Residential Experience (CARE) model to guide our work with children and their families, and through training and ongoing support, we equip carers with the skills needed to care for and nurture a foster child.

About the Role

This is a brand-new role within our Child, Youth and Families program and we are looking for a passionate and adaptable self-starter to join our caring team in Unley on a part time (0.8 FTE) basis until 30 June 2021 initially, with potential to extend.

The role has a strong focus on the functions of carer induction training, and ongoing foster carer learning and development. The position will work closely with local care teams and the corporate Learning & Development team to ensure CARE informed, quality, evidence-based learning and development options are available to carers and the broader care team.

Key Responsibilities

  • Plan, develop and deliver learning and development activities, plans and programs for LWB foster carers
  • Ensure each new foster carer has a learning and development plan that reflects the CARE model of therapeutic care, including where relevant Therapeutic Crisis Intervention for Families (TCI-F), and is based on their level of experiences and skills
  • Develop and maintain carer learning & development calendars for local areas in conjunction with local care teams and corporate Learning & Development team.
  • Perform administration including updating corporate information systems, issuing attendance certificates and feedback forms and provide reports as required to relevant managers

Skills & Experience

  • Tertiary qualification in Learning & Development or other relevant discipline
  • Accreditation to deliver Safe Environments: Through Their Eyes and/or Shared Lives Training would be an advantage
  • Experience in Learning & Development position within a large organisation
  • Demonstrated experience and skill in supporting learning outcomes for people caring for children and young people
  • Well-developed analytical & organisational skills coupled with excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Experience in adult learning and training design with an ability to facilitate training and support groups for carers
  • Ability to engage and work with groups of people, tailoring communication and negotiating strategies, and activities to suit a culturally and linguistically diverse communities
  • Valid SA drivers' 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 position).


  • Opportunity to work for one of Australia's largest social purpose organisations
  • Attractive Remuneration Package with excellent tax benefits
  • Life Without Barriers offers ongoing training, support and career advancement opportunities
  • Diverse and inclusive organisation

How to Apply

Include your resume and covering letter combined in one document and addressing the key responsibilities, click 'Apply'. For any enquiries including persons with disability that require adjustments, contact recruitment@lwb.org.au, using the subject line: Carer Learning & Development Coordinator enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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.

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