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Carer KaFÉ Carer Champion

Organisation : Foster Care Association of Victoria

Location : Melbourne, VIC Regional

Work type : Casual/Vacation

Profession : Community Services

Sector : Education & Training

Salary type : Hourly

Application closing date : 22 Oct, 2019

About the role

Applicants are sought to fill the role of Carer Training Champions (North, South, East and West divisions, from metropolitan and rural areas) to support the state-wide kinship and foster care Learning and Development Strategy.

The Carer KaFE (Kinship and Foster Care Education) program provides a wide range of training to kinship and foster carers. The program coordinates training providers to deliver innovative training that will support the ongoing needs of kinship and foster carers in accessible ways.

The Carer Champions will attend a range of training sessions each month to assess the training experience and gather feedback from attendee carers in relation to all aspects of training delivery including some follow up calls to Carer attendees.  This will assist Carer KaFE to build an evidence base to develop appropriate strategies that meet the training needs of Carers, and in doing so, improve the training experience and increase training seeking behaviour. 

We are seeking current statutory kinship or accredited foster carers with skills including:

  • An interest in the home based care system (previously known as out of home care) and a passion for enhancing the training experience for carers
  • An understanding of the interests, needs and challenges for carers in relation to attending training
  • Experience in report writing
  • The ability to work within a system and team to ensure the program achieves a consistent approach to data and information collection across the state
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and attention to detail
  • Presentation skills

This is a casual position with the requirement to attend a minimum of 1 face to face training event per month over a fixed term ending June 30 2020.  Carer Champions will be paid an hourly rate for attending training sessions, administrative duties and making follow up phone calls to carers with travel being reimbursed as per standard Carer KaFE policy.  We are seeking Carer Champions for North, South, East and West divisions from metropolitan and rural areas.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Foster Care Association of Victoria

The Foster Care Association of Victoria was established in 1992 by a small passionate group of foster carers. It is now the peak body for Victorian foster carers, with a membership of over 5,400 carers and their community allies. 

We are a non-for-profit organisation providing information and support directly to all Victorian foster families. In tandem with one-to-one support we provide to individual foster carers, our role as a membership Association is to advocate for vital improvements to the foster care system. We are mandated to strengthen Victoria’s investment in greater recognition, respect and resources for foster carers, the volunteers who every day and every night make a difference in the lives of children and young people. 

How to apply for this role

This is a casual position with the requirement to attend a minimum of 1 face to face training event per month over a fixed term ending June 30 2020.  Carer Champions will be paid an hourly rate for attending training sessions, administrative duties and making follow up phone calls to carers with travel being reimbursed as per standard Carer KaFE policy.  We are seeking Carer Champions for North, South, East and West divisions from metropolitan and rural areas.

Applicants are to provide a resume and cover letter addressing the Key Selection Criteria outlined in the position description available at https://www.fcav.org.au/about/employment-opportunities or contact Gillian Forsyth – Carer KaFE Project Officer g.forsyth@carerkafe.org.au

Email applications to g.forsyth@carerkafe.org.au by 1:00pm, Tuesday 22 October, 2019.

Applicants will be required to undergo satisfactory pre-employment checks.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.


Please quote in application: Carer KaFÉ Carer Champion via Pro Bono Australia.


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