Carer Recruitment and Support Marymead CatholicCare Canberra & Goulburn


  • Permanent role with competitive salary and benefits
  • Full Time position
  • Goulburn, Wagga or ACT – travel required


We are currently seeking a Carer Recruitment and Support worker to recruit new carers for the Permanency Support Program, progress new applicants through initial training and assessment and provide ongoing support through the development of an annual training and event calendar.


The Role

As part of the Client Services Group of MCCG, the Permanency Support Program provides a range of services in relation to children, young people and families that include family preservation support, restoration, adoption, guardianship and foster care.  The Permanency Support Program aims to provide efficient and effective services to clients, NSW Department of Communities and Justice, foster carers and other agencies and families involved in preservation, restoration and other OOHC placements.  This service operates across Southern and Western NSW.


Working as an integral member of the Carer Development and Administration Teams, the Carer Recruitment and Support worker will respond to initial enquires from prospective carers via phone and email and provide ongoing support throughout the recruitment process.  The position will coordinate ongoing carer training and engagement through regional activities and events. 


The successful applicant will work collaboratively with the carer development, case management and administration teams to attract, engage and support carer households.


If you would like to work with us to make a positive difference in people’s lives – we want to hear from you!!!


What we offer

Rewarding opportunities exist for enthusiastic people seeking meaningful

careers; helping people in the wider community in a diverse range of program areas.

Marymead CatholicCare’s employment benefits include a generous salary packaging option, free parking, and professional development in a family friendly environment.


About us

Marymead CatholicCare is the social services arm of the Catholic Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn. Our mission is to provide quality services to people by promoting healthy, inclusive communities through relationships, partnerships and collaboration while adhering to our values of Solidarity, Stewardship, Respect and Excellence.


Ideal person

The ideal person we are looking for has:

  • Degree in Social Work, Social Welfare, Psycholgoy or a related discipline, or relevant experience or working towards
  • High Level Interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong Organisational and administrative skills
  • Capacity to promote the Foster Care Program
  • Well developed writing skills and ability to produce comprehensive reports in a timely manner.
  • Capacity to manage high workloads with conflicting priorities. 

You will also be required to undergo a National Police Check.

To be considered for this role you will be also required to hold:

  • a current drivers  license,
  • a Working with Children Check Clearance and
  • a Working with Vulnerable People Card


To Apply

To apply you must:

  • Attach an updated resume
  • Address each area above in a covering letter (no more than 2 pages). Applications that do not meet the above requirements will not be considered.


Please send your applications to: Michelle Redman  at [email protected]

For more information or to apply please visit:


Closing Date: 30 July 2023


Marymead CatholicCare has a commitment to child safeguarding and zero tolerance to child abuse.  Marymead CatholicCare is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion.

Applications are strongly encouraged from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people; people with a disability; people who identify as LGBTIQ; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. 



Marymead CatholicCare Canberra & Goulburn

Job Salary

Full time