Carer Recruitment & Assessment Officer

Location: Canberra
Area: All Canberra
Worktype: Full Time
Salary: $60,500 - $76,600 per annum

About the Organisation
Barnardos Australia is one of Australia’s leading children’s social care agencies, focused on building relationships between children, young people, their families and the community. Over the next 5 years, Barnardos commits to supporting more vulnerable children to thrive through effective evidence-informed and research-based programs.

About the Role
Barnardos are looking for a full-time permanent Carer Recruitment & Assessment Officer for the Carer Support & Recruitment Team based at the Barnardos ACT Together Centre in Bruce, Canberra, ACT. Reporting to the Regional Manager – Carer Support & Recruitment, the Carer Recruitment & Assessment Officer, Carer Support & Recruitment will be responsible for;
  • Effectively attracting, recruiting, training, assessing and supporting foster and kinship carer applicants
About You
To be successful in the Carer Recruitment & Assessment Officer role, you will ideally have;
  • Qualification in a relevant discipline
  • Varied professional experience in assessments.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with colleagues, other agencies and Government authorities.
  • Report writing skills
  • Experience conducting assessments of foster carers, kinship carers and Aboriginal Carers [desirable]
  • Knowledge of Child Protection and Out of Home Care structures and their roles in ACT [desirable]
  • A current driver’s license and the ability to work in a flexible manner, including after hours, when required.
Applicants from an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander background are strongly encouraged to apply. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff are further supported by the Aboriginal Cultural Unit (ACU) and Barnardos Indigenous Group (BIG) to meet their cultural needs within the organisation. For more information on how Barnardos support Aboriginal staff wanting to work for Barnardos please get in touch.
Benefits of Working for Barnardos
At Barnardos, we provide opportunities for development through individual and group mentoring, secondments, acting up and project work. Our benefits include flexible working arrangements, cultural leave, a day off during NAIDOC week, additional annual leave during Christmas/New Year break, volunteer opportunities at community events and many more.
Salary: Base $60,500 to $76,600 plus leave loading plus superannuation.  Packaging available to receive $15,860 of your salary tax free. Motor vehicle packaging available on selected roles.
To be considered for roles with Barnardos you will need to have (or be willing to have conducted) a National Police Clearance and current Working with Children check Clearance (or APP number) and for the ACT a Drivers History Check, Working with Vulnerable People Card and CYPS Check.
Expressions of interest
To register your interest hit APPLY NOW and submit your Resume.  Please note adverts will expire once we receive enough suitable applications. For a confidential discussion please call Gemma Haworth on 02 9218 2354

Contact: 02 9218 2354
Date Posted: 06/07/2021 05:01 PM

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