Intake, Carer Recruitment and Support Worker

  • 1 x Full Time position
  • Located in our Nowra (North Street) office

8th March 2024


The Intake, Carer Recruitment and Support Worker is responsible for the intake and assessment of child or young person (CYP) referrals. Government and non-government agents, clients, community

The Intake, Carer Recruitment and Support Worker recruits, assesses and supports Foster Carers to maintain safe, nurturing placements that meets the needs of CYPs in their care.

  • Conduct Carer Assessments and send assessment report to management within 10 business days of conducting the final interviews.
  • Conduct Annual Carer reviews for all authorised Carers at least fifteen business days before the anniversary of authorisation and provide to Team Leader within five business days of it being conducted.
  • Conduct bimonthly Carer support and supervision visits and/or phone support for all carers and provide the Report to Team Leader within five business days.
  • Carry out probity checks prior to commencing assessment of a Carer.
  • Upon approval from CEO, update carers register of new Carer.
  • Notify the Carer applicant within two business days of receipt of approval from CEO.
  • Conduct initial Carer Review after three months from the commencement of the first placement.
  • Conduct interim Carer Reviews when change of circumstances and within 10 business days of this occurring.
  • Undertake home safety checks during Annual Carer Reviews or at the time of a change of residence.
  • Update data management system within five business days of any changes to the carer household. (i.e. change of address or changes to household members).
  • Monitor psintake email to respond to the intake of information, broadcasts and other networking emails.
  • Enter carer application and transfer request information into the data management system within five business days of application being received.
  • On receipt of CYP placement broadcast, if declined complete the Intake Consultation Decision Making Panel Report (ICDMPR), within two business days; if accepted, complete ICDMPR within five business days.
  • Assist with planning and preparation of the facilitation of quarterly Carer meetings.
  • Assist with the coordination and planning of Carer training according to the carer training schedule.
  • Upload the Carer Support and Supervision document to database management system within two business days after the team leader has returned the document.
  • Facilitate Carer morning teas, at least one per month.
  • Assist with the development of the Carer Newsletters four weeks before each school holidays.
  • Assist with the distribution of Carer Newsletters two weeks before the commencement of school holidays.
  • Conduct Carer Surveys annually in January, using feedback to assist with continuous quality improvement.
  • Develop and implement Carer recruitment strategies including promotional activities and Community engagement.
  • Update and maintain the Carers Register in an accurate manner within one business day of the information being received, or notification of change of circumstance.
  • Participate in rotational on call roster.
  • Attend relevant meetings. Be punctual, prepared, and ready to participate.
  • Actively participate in monthly documented support and supervision sessions.
  • Participate in relevant annual performance reviews.
  • 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 2022-2025.

Being vaccinated against Covid-19 is a requirement of this role, to ensure that SCMSAC fulfils its WHS obligations. The incumbent must remain up to date with current ATAGI (Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation) national advice regarding vaccines and booster shots or, provide evidence exemption eligibility.