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Carer Assessment and Recruitment Caseworker

Settlement Services International
  • Working 35 hours per week
  • 12 months parental leave cover position
  • Exceptional opportunity to make a difference

About SSI

SSI is a community organisation and social business that supports newcomers and other Australians to achieve their full potential. We work with children and young people as well as people with refugee and asylum-seeking background, culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities, people with disability and more to build capacity and enable them to overcome inequality.

About the Multicultural Child and Family Program (MCFP)

SSI delivers a specialist culturally responsive permanency support program in Sydney with a satellite service in Newcastle. The Program's service models include family preservation, multicultural foster care, restoration and other out-of-home care services through a culturally responsive practice framework prioritising services for children and young people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds aged 0-18 years. The program is committed to keeping children and young people safe, in stable homes, connected to family, community and culture.

About the role and responsibilities

We take the assessment, recruitment and support of our foster carers seriously and at SSI we have our own dedicated team to provide support at the times they need it most.

We are looking for a passionate and adaptable self-starter to join the team in Bankstown; an experienced caseworker who wants to make a difference in the community and the lives of young people.

The successful candidate will be required to conduct thorough and robust assessments, reassess and review the foster carers' assessments and create carer development plans. You will also provide support and guidance to carers that is child focused, trauma informed and culturally and linguistically responsive.

The role will see you work closely with community partners including DCJ and OCG; targeting and assessing carers in line with the NSW Child Safe Standards and work as a part of a team in a flexible and agile way to meet the needs of carers and children within SSI Permanency Support Program.

About you

To succeed in this role; ideally you will have the following skills & experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in Social Work, or related discipline;
  • Understanding of and experience in the field of casework, training, PSP, child protection and Foster Care;
  • Well-developed analytical & organisational skills coupled with excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Demonstrated skills in preparing and writing high quality assessment reports;
  • Ability to engage and work with groups of people, tailoring communication and activities to suit a culturally and linguistically diverse communities (CALD);
  • Valid NSW drivers' licence.

If you have a approachable nature, want to see the best outcomes for children in foster care and have the experience we need, please apply now and start the new year in a rewarding role.

What we offer at SSI

  • Work for a Community focused not-for profit organisation;
  • Access to Salary packaging options - receive up to $15,900 of your salary tax-free meaning more take home pay!;
  • Role is based in Bankstown (currently working from home with some scheduled office time);
  • Returning to the office in March, where we will continue to promote flexible working arrangements and work/life balance;
  • Working alongside collaborative and outcome focused team members all wanting to make a difference in our communities.

Please ensure a detailed cover letter and your resume is attached to your application.

All employees will undergo a National Police Clearance and a Working with Children Check as a condition of employment.
SSI will provide reasonable adjustments in our recruitment processes and in the workplace.

If you require a reasonable adjustment please email talent@ssi.org.au, using the subject line: Carer Assessment and Recruitment Caseworker enquiry via EthicalJobs, or call Vimla Khooblall on 02 8799 6700.

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