OOHC Carer Support Worker

 Key Role Responsibilities

The Carer Support Worker (Assessor) is responsible for assisting with the assessments of potential OOHC Carers as well as evaluating whether children and young people are suitably placed when entering care or transitioning to alternate care.

The Carer Support Worker (Assessor) is responsible for supporting carers and conducting annual reviews on OOHC Carers and placements.

In summary, the Carer Support Worker is responsible for:

· Recruiting Carers

· Assessing Carers

· Training Carers

· Reviewing Carers

· Supporting Carers

· Maintaining Carer Register

· Restoration, Adoption and Guardianship (RAG) applications


Essential Criteria

1. Must identify as being of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent; or, have proven knowledge and experience working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the community

2. Relevant experience working with children and young people in the statutory care system

3. Experience in case work with families, children and young people

4. Knowledge of legislative requirements for Out of Home Care

5. Demonstrated understanding of the developmental needs of children and young people

6. Ability to manage own time and work resources and work effectively in a small team

7. Experience working with families in adversity

8. Exceptional interpersonal communication

9. A high level of skill in report writing

10. Intermediate level of computer skills

11. Demonstrated ability to liaise with relevant government and non-government professionals, community groups, services and agencies

12. Current NSW driver's licence

13. Successful Working with Children Check

14. Successful Police Check

 Desirable Requirements

1. Relevant social sciences or community work related qualification at Certificate IV level or higher and/or relevant experience in a related area

2. Familiarity with NSW Standards for Statutory Out of Home Care and accreditation requirements

Please note:

It is an offence under the NSW Child Protection (Prohibited Employment) Act 1998 for a person convicted of a serious sex offence to apply for this position. Successful applicant(s) will be subject to Working With Children Check and Police Check prior to Employment.

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please forward  your expression of interest in the position to: tamara@wandiyali.com.au, stating the position in the subject line. You will be forwarded an application form and a position description.

To then apply for the position you will need to forward the following:

Cover Letter: please introduce yourself and specifically address each of the essential and desirable criteria in the cover letter
Current Resume
Complete Application Form

Applications that are received that do not address the criteria will not be considered. Nor will applications be considered if the applicant has not completed the application form in full.

Please DO NOT apply via directly via SEEK as your application will not be considered. All applications must be sent to the email address stated above.

Only applicants that are successful in gaining an interview will be contacted.

If you are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Person interested in applying for this position and would like assistance with the application package, including cover letter, addressing criteria etc. please contact the Aboriginal Employment Strategy on 02 4939 4500 or 0428 102 094

More Information

For more information about the position or the organisation please send your queries to tamara@wandiyali.com.au

Applications Close 9:00am Wednesday 27 December 2017

Tamara Jeffress
Human Resource Manager

Applications Close
Wednesday 27 December 2017