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Careers | The Benevolent Society

Foster Carer Assessor

  • Full time position based in Hurstville 
  • $39.04ph - $42.00ph + Super + Salary Packaging
  • Laptop and phone provided to enable you to work from home 

We enable children in Out Of Home Care (OOHC) to achieve to their highest potential.  We support their carers and their birth parents to create a safe and secure environment so these children have a safe place to land. The role is an opportunity to case manager children and young people in OOHC and support them, their carers and birth family to achieve the best outcome. This role will see you work in a team which is driven and friendly and committed to the role. 

Your new role:

Your role will be in the Foster Care Recruitment and Development Team in Fostering Young Lives to assist in the recruitment of new Foster Carers by completing General Foster Care assessments and supporting applicants through the assessment process and beyond. Bring your out-of-home care or carer recruitment experience and help us recruit and support amazing carers for our children and young people. You will be part of a team that recruits and supports carers. As the assessor, you will utilise a number of strength-based frameworks and risk assessment models to work intensively with children, families and carers in identifying and meeting their support needs whilst in out of home care with carers.

You can work in a fast pace environment and adapt easily to change while always keeping the best interests and well-being of the children at the centre of what you do

Your experience

As an experienced Social Worker, Psychologist, Case Manager or similar you will have

  • Experience conducting comprehensive assessments (experience using Step by Step would be an advantage)
  • Strong analytical skills, including the ability to see or hear that little piece of information or inconsistency that would determine suitability for foster carers
  • Comfortable having tough conversations in a sensitive and appropriate way
  • Capacity to engage with people from all walks of life and adapt to changing circumstances
  • A relevant tertiary qualification and current driver’s license (pool cars are available)
  • Be available for evening and weekend work – sometimes they’re the only times our potential foster carer’s have to catch up!

Your benefits

As an employee of The Benevolent Society, you can enjoy access to:

  • Salary Benefits - Salary package $15,900 pa + meals and entertainment card $2,650 pa + discount program + package a brand new car or novated leases available!
  • Work/Life Balance - Flexible work arrangements including part-time hours considered  + purchase 2 weeks additional leave per year
  • Recognition and Reward - Length of Service rewards + long service leave after 5 years 
  • Wellness- 1 accrued day off a month for full time employees + fitness passport + employee assistance program
  • Job Security- Ongoing learning, leadership training and career progression opportunities
  • Positive Culture- We are an inclusive and diverse organisation welcoming people from all walks of life!

Click for more of our benefits https://www.benevolent.org.au/careers 

Apply today or contact Leah Da Silva on 0434 859 974 for a confidential discussion

Click here for Position Profile

TBS is committed to building an inclusive and diverse workforce that reflects the communities and people we support and advocate for. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, people of all ages, identity and abilities. We pride ourselves on being a client and child safe organisation and as such all our staff and volunteers go through security screening relevant to the role. The Benevolent Society supports vaccination as the best way to keep our clients, communities, volunteers and employees safe from COVID-19. Vaccination for COVID-19 is a condition of employment and volunteering.