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Company:
Life Without Barriers

Category:
Education & Childcare

Job Type:
Permanent Part Time

Location:

Australia

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About the Organisation
Life Without Barriers is a leading social purpose, not for profit organisation of 7,000 employees working in more than 440 communities across Australia. We support children, young people and families, people with disability, older people and people with mental illness. We work with people who are homeless and refugees and asylum seekers.   

We want to employ people who reflect the diversity of our clients to ensure we can support each client's individual needs and wants. We encourage people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background and people with disability to apply.

About the role
The Carer Engagement Coordinator will be responsible for responding to enquiries from prospective carers, you will conduct initial phone interviews and refer suitable enquiries to our local client services teams.
  
This is a part-time contract until June 2020, working approximately 20 hours per week with the flexibility to work from home.  On occasions, you will be required to attend meetings and or training at our Newcastle or Sydney Offices.
 
Key Responsibilities

  • Respond to enquiries from prospective foster carers, guiding and supporting them through the application and assessment process
  • Facilitate and support the initial screening process of prospective carers
  • Manage and maintain a pipeline of prospective carers
  • Maintain an Events Calendar of relevant information on external events
  • On-board and train new staff members in Carer Attraction, Recruitment and Engagement System (CARES) use
  • Report and analysis data as required
  • Evaluate functionality and suggest improvements to Carer Attraction, Recruitment and Engagement System (CARES)
  • Manage Carer Attraction, Recruitment and Engagement System (CARES) administration, queries and troubleshooting
  • Liaise and work in partnership with members of care teams and other specialist roles within the organisation

 Part-time Shifts
Tuesday – Friday               4:00pm – 8:00pm and every 2nd Saturday from 10:00am – 2:00pm  
  
Skills & Experience

  • Recognised Social Work or Bachelor of Psychology Qualification or other relevant qualification
  • Significant case work experience
  • Demonstrated experience and skill in undertaking child focused assessments in a child and family welfare setting including carer assessments.
  • High level communication skills, warm and engaging personality, first impressions of LWB’s approach to foster caring
  • Demonstrated application and experience with the CARE model of therapeutic care will be highly regarded.  

Successful candidates will be required to clear probity checks including National Criminal History Record Check and Working with Children Check (where relevant to the role).
     
Benefits  

  • Join one of Australia's largest social purpose organisations
  • Work from home, part time
  • Work as part of a team

How to Apply
Include your resume and covering letter in one document, click ‘Apply’ and follow the prompts. For any enquiries including persons with disability that require adjustments, contact recruitment@lwb.org.au
  
Applications close at midnight on Sunday 26th January 2020
 

Closing Date: Sun, 26 Jan 2020

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