- Work as part of a dynamic and experienced team to support Carer families within the Permanency Support Program.
- Broaden your skillset and develop strong workplace relationships to achieve positive outcomes within your community.
CareSouth is a local, community based organisation with a dynamic and bold vision to make a difference ‘every day’. Working across locations in NSW and ACT, we seek to inspire each other and the communities in which we operate. Our purpose is to influence and support the safety, development and empowerment of children, young people, adults and communities.
About the Role
We are looking for a Carer Recruitment Caseworker on a Full-Time Permanent basis for our Wagga Wagga office
The successful person will be a motivated, will have outstanding communication skills and be a dedicated and passionate individual who is able to work autonomously and meet strict timeframes. We are looking for individuals who are ‘out of the box’ thinkers, who may have established networks within the community or someone who can demonstrate their potential to engage with foster carers.
The core focus of the role is to review prospective carers for suitability and maintains a pool of authorised carers through recruitment, assessment and training to ensure children and young people in care are provided with an environment that ensures their safety and wellbeing.
A typical day could include:
- Developing recruitment strategies that attract and engage potential foster carers.
- Coordinating the initial and ongoing training and assessment for foster carers, by creating development plans; and conducting comprehensive assessment reports that inform recommendations.
- Maintaining required database records and respond to placement referrals.
- Engaging with local Goulburn community at various events ensuring the CareSouth brand is positively represented.
Refer to the job description provided for a detailed overview of the role.
The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate the following criteria:
- Completion of Step by Step and Shared Lives training will be considered highly desirable.
- Degree in Social Work, Psychology or Diploma in Social Sciences / Social Welfare or equivalent or working towards or equivalent of a minimum 2 years working with children and young persons.
- Demonstrated understanding of the issues facing vulnerable children and their families.
- Previous experience in a related/similar role.
- Sound interpersonal, facilitation, training and conflict resolution skills.
- Demonstrated experience in engaging, establishing and maintain effective community networks.
- Demonstrated high level verbal and written communication skills.
- Advanced computer literacy including familiarity with client management systems.
- Previous experience working with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander persons.
- Understanding and commitment to Equal Employment Opportunity, Work Health and Safety, Cultural issues and the NSW Child Protection system.
- Current driver’s licence.
- Willing to undergo a National Police Clearance and obtain a (NSW) Working with Children Check clearance number
The great things we have to offer
CareSouth staff are the reason our organisation is great. We are constantly striving to be an organisation with values and goals you are proud of. We warmly welcome everyone, irrespective of their culture, ethnicity, faith, sexual orientation, or gender identity, and believe that a diverse workforce is the reason we can deliver such a high standard of care.
We’re here to help you bring your best self to work, so you can take your best self home. In addition to your salary, CareSouth offers:
- A compassionate, supportive, and inclusive culture that encourages you to be bold, big-hearted, and determined
- Salary packaging entitlements up to $15,899
- Flexible working arrangements including sliding hours, rostered days off and working from home
- Concessional leave over the Christmas period
- 24/7 After Hours Service
- Free, confidential, and independent Employee Assistance Program (including free access to physical, mental, financial online supports)
- Tailored professional development pathways
- 24/7 access to our online eLearning system.
Applications Close: 27 August 2023.
To Apply: Please review the attached Position Description for a comprehensive overview of the role. Your application must include a copy of your updated resume and a cover letter (maximum two pages) addressing the essential criteria in the position description.
Please note, previous applicants need not apply. Only applicants who are invited to an interview will be contacted.
NOTE: Positions are subject to a Working with Children/Vulnerable People clearance and satisfactory National Police Check