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Specialist Foster Care Assessor

  • Part Time permanent
  • 4 days per week, 30.4 hours
  • SCHCADS level 5 plus super plus salary packaging
  • Adelaide location
  • A unique culture promoting diversity, cultural responsiveness, and shared values
  • A collaborative and cohesive working culture

An OzChild Foster Care Recruiter and Trainer plays a critical role within the TFCO team with a focus on growing the number of new foster carers to support the program, giving South Australia’s most vulnerable young people a shot at a brighter future.

Working with key internal stakeholders, this role is accountable for the recruitment, assessment, and training of TFCO carers. Working alongside the marketing and carer recruitment team the role supports the implementation of the recruitment strategy and initiatives, and the end-to-end foster carer journey, from application assessment interviews through to face-to-face and/or online screenings and information sessions and assessment interviews and the ongoing training and development needs of carers.

For more information visit ozchild.org.au.

What you will do

  • Targeted carer recruitment and coordination of carer assessments
  • Support the implementation of the recruitment strategy including the preparation and placement of local area recruitment initiatives
  • Identify and ensure delivery of ongoing carer training and development and facilitate and deliver foster carer training
  • Assess the foster carers by conducting assessments and identify potential placements for new carers
  • Maintain carer records and ensure foster care approval requirements are met for the duration of the partnership between carers and OzChild
  • Support and advocate for carers throughout their full foster care journey
  • Develop good working relationships with Aboriginal lead agencies to ensure cultural safety in our practice and good outcomes for Aboriginal children and young people
  • Think strategically and work as part of a team to overcome the challenges associated with the recruitment of new carers

Who we are looking for

  • Experience and familiarity with recruiting, training and supporting foster carers
  • Experience in child, youth and family sector and an understanding of the complex needs of children in residential care
  • Experience in conducting assessments of foster carers and delivering high quality training and support to foster carers
  • Knowledge and skills in ensuring the health and protection of children and young people, along with knowledge of the Child Protection and out-of-home care systems, standards and practices
  • Highly developed interpersonal, communicating with influence, organisational, planning, and relationship management and problem-solving skills
  • Tertiary qualification in Social Work, Psychology or a relevant discipline that is recognised in Australia

OzChild is committed to the employment of Aboriginal people and providing a work environment in which Aboriginal peoples' cultures, beliefs and values are acknowledged and respected, and in which the individual career goals and personal aims of Aboriginal staff are identified, promoted and achieved.

OzChild is an equal opportunity employer and encourages individuals of diverse backgrounds to apply. This includes, but is not limited to, those from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse and LGBTIQ communities

Successful candidates will be required to complete all necessary safety screening including National / International Police Check and Working with Children Checks relevant to South Australia.

How to Apply

You can apply for the role today by clicking "Apply Now".

Please submit a resume with a cover letter that describes your passion, values and commitment to working with vulnerable young people and families.

For more information, a confidential discussion about the role or simply to ask a question, contact Paul Ridley, HR Advisor Recruitment on 03 9695 2243 or email pridley@ozchild.org.au using the subject line: Specialist Foster Care Assessor enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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