Recruitment, Assessment and Training Case Manager

Job No: Berry3245
Location: Eaglemont

  • Eaglemont location
  • Permanent Full Time
  • $93,000 Package (includes super and salary packaging)

For over 140 years, Berry Street has adapted to a changing world, and we will continue to adapt to achieve our purpose. We believe children, young people and families should be safe, thriving and hopeful. Our Vision for 2022: Together we will courageously change lives and reimagine service systems. We look forward to working with children, young people, families, carers, staff and partners to achieve this vision. Together.

The Opportunity

Our Foster Care program provides General, Intensive and Complex Foster Care for children and young people who are unable to live with their own families.  The Recruitment, Assessment and Training Case Manager will work to increase both the volume and the capacity of our carer pool. This will include managing carer inquiries; engaging the current carer pool; providing training to carers and prospective carers, and assessing carers.

The Recruitment, Assessment and Training Case Manager will also be part of a team involved in the delivery of a comprehensive recruitment strategy with the aim of having a sufficient pool of trained and accredited carers to meet the needs of children requiring foster care.

Key Responsibilities

  • Conduct outreach to the community to actively recruit foster carers
  • Participate in the initial screening of suitable applicants and ensure they are provided with relevant information
  • Participate in appropriate regional, area, state-wide and other forums to promote Berry Street (specifically Foster Care) and contribute to policy development
  • Participate in the delivery of pre-accreditation training to prospective carers using the state-wide approved “Shared Stories, Shared lives” training package
  • Participate in the development and delivery of on-going training requirements for accredited and approved carers, and work to engage the current carer pool to increase their capacity to provide placements
  • Participate in the assessment of prospective carers utilising the state-wide, approved assessment framework “Step by Step” process

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About You

  • A Tertiary qualification in Social Work or related field
  • Demonstrated understanding of foster care recruitment and retention 
  • Well-developed assessment skills congruent with the theories of attachment and trauma, or the ability to develop these skills demonstrated through other experience
  • Knowledge of the welfare system, preferably the home-based care area, community development principles, adult education principles and methods
  • Demonstrated capacity to negotiate and communicate with a range of professionals and individuals

The Benefits

  • Additional salary packaging available for meals/accommodation.
  • Flexible work arrangements and generous leave conditions.
  • Access to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP), including access for staff members’ immediate family.

How to Apply

Applications including resume and cover letter addressing your suitability for the position to be submitted by 11pm on 19th September 2019. 

Please Note; the successful applicant will be subject to comprehensive reference and background checking prior to employment, including a Working with Children Check and National Police Check.

Berry Street is committed to being a child safe, child friendly and child empowering organisation. In everything we do we seek to protect children. We are committed to the cultural safety of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children; children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds; children with a disability; children who identify with a sexual and or gender minority identity. We aim to ensure every individual is treated with dignity and respect regardless of their cultural background, ability, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, spirituality or religion.

 Aboriginal people; people from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with a disability are encouraged to apply.




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