About the role
- You can make a difference by recruiting and developing potential foster carers
- Full Time Permanent Position based in Bankstown
- Salary packaging options to increase your take home pay, Fortnightly Accrued Day Off (ADO) & flexible working hours
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
SSI delivers a specialist out-of-home care service that provides a culturally appropriate model of foster care for children and young people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds aged 0–18 years.
We work closely with community organisations and leaders, women’s groups, religious organisations, schools and other relevant services to support foster carers, birth families, and children in care. Wherever possible, we supports children to remain connected with their culture, religion and language, an approach that has been shown to lead to better outcomes for children.
- To develop recruitment strategies that attract and engage potential foster carers from CALD communities, according to OOHC standards
- To coordinate the initial and ongoing training and assessment of foster carers, by creating development plans; and conducting comprehensive assessment reports that inform recommendations
- To assist with coordinating the provision of child safety workshops to multicultural groups and community leaders
- To take a proactive approach in responding to referrals from Family and Community Services
Do you have experience in the field of casework, Out of Home Care or child protection, and have recently completed, or are currently enrolled, in a Bachelor of Social Work?
We’re looking for an individual who has developed a network within the community and is comfortable presenting to groups of potential foster carers. Your approachable nature coupled with strong administration and written communication skills will see you succeed in this role.
If you currently hold a full unrestricted NSW drivers licence and have previously worked with culturally and linguistically diverse communities, we’d love to hear from you!
Please respond to the “Selection Criteria” section in your cover letter.
WHAT WE OFFER
We offer the opportunity to engage in meaningful work that makes a real difference to the lives of our clients, their families, carers, and communities.
We have a fantastic benefits package that promotes work/life balance; something we are very passionate about! This includes a fortnightly Accrued Day Off (ADO) for full time staff, flexible working arrangements and generous salary packaging options so you can increase your take home pay!
Our workplace reflects the communities we serve and where everyone feels empowered to bring their full authentic selves to work. Together, we continue to build an inclusive culture that encourages, supports, and celebrates the diverse voices and abilities of our employees.
We strongly believe in protecting the safety and well-being of children and vulnerable communities and take child protection very seriously. All employees will undergo a National Police Clearance and a Working with Children Check as a condition of employment.
SSI will provide reasonable adjustments in our recruitment processes and in the workplace.
If you require a reasonable adjustment please email or call 02 8799 6700 and ask for the talent team.
Applications close date: 14th August 2020
About the organisation
We acknowledge the traditional custodians of these lands and waters and we welcome the opportunity to learn more about Aboriginal people of Australia. We value relationships with our local Aboriginal community and appreciate applications from its members.
SSI is a community organisation and social business that supports newcomers and other Australians to achieve their full potential. We work with people with a refugee and asylum-seeking background, culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities, people with disability, youth and children and more to build capacity and enable them to overcome inequality.
SSI draws on its expertise and experience to advocate for the people and communities it serves. Through the work we do, we empower people to change their lives. Through our advocacy and representation, we influence ideas and policy.
How to apply
Please quote in application: Foster Carer Recruitment & Assessment Case Worker via Pro Bono Australia.