Carer Recruitment and Support Worker

  • 1 x Full Time Position
  • Located in our North St Office (Nowra)

The Permanency Support Program (PSP) provides multidisciplinary case management and support for Aboriginal children and young people, and their foster carers as part of an integrated service response.

24 December 2021


The Carer Recruitment and Support Worker is responsible for recruiting and assessing applicants who wish to be Foster Carers for SCMSAC. The Carer Recruitment and Support Worker works with Carers to identify areas of need specific to each household and more broadly contribute to planning and conducting ongoing training to support Carers in their role and maintain placement stability.

  • Develop and implement Carer recruitment strategies including promotional activities and Community engagement
  • Conduct the recruitment of potential Carers, liaising with internal and external stakeholders as required
  • Support the completion of probity checks, safety inspections, and undertake the assessment for each applicant
  • Conduct Initial, Interim and Annual Carer Reviews for all authorised Carers
  • Monitor and upload monthly Carer Home Visit reports to CDS and provide follow up to Carers as required
  • Provide regular, meaningful and ongoing Carer support through home visits, phone contacts and open communication, ensuring all contact is documented
  • Facilitate monthly Carer morning teas
  • Assist with the development and distribution of quarterly Carer Newsletters
  • Conduct Carer surveys annually, using feedback to assist with continuous quality improvement
  • Work with Carers to identify areas of need specific to each household and more broadly contribute to planning and conducting ongoing training to support Carers
  • Update and maintain the Carer register
  • Develop and maintain professional connections with external stakeholders to promote collaboration and engagement
  • Contribute to the development and maintenance of a positive, supportive and collaborative team environment including the ongoing learning of all team members through the sharing of ideas and feedback from training
  • Participate in an on call rotational roster when required
  • Participate in monthly supervision meetings with your Team Leader & complete tasks identified
  • Contribute to The Office of the Children’s Guardian accreditation procedures and coordinate file audit processes
  • Undertake and participate in regular evaluations of the service and take part in annual appraisals and team planning days
  • Undertake specific task allocated by your Team Leader relating to promotion of the service and the enhancement of the partnership between the team and key stakeholders
  • Understanding of and capacity to implement EEO, WH&S, ethical practice and principles of a culturally diverse society
  • Comply with all SCMSAC Policies and Procedures
  • Other duties as reasonably directed by the CEO or delegate

Applications must address the key competencies (selection criteria): For an Information Package containing position description, selection criteria and an employment application, please download above or contact Human Resources via email or call 02 4448 0200.

Preferred applicants will also be required to undergo a National Police Check and obtain a new paid employee Working with Children Check (as required by the Act) prior to appointment with South Coast Medical Service Aboriginal Corporation.

Salary will be in accordance with the South Coast Medical Service Aboriginal Corporation Enterprise Agreement 2019-2022.