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Company:
Life Without Barriers

Category:
Community Services >
Other

Job Type:
Temp / Contract

Location:
Gold Coast
Brisbane
Australia

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Supporter of Carer. Full Time - 12 Month Contract - Robina

Job Reference: 3235147

Play a critical role supporting carers to provide a safe, nurturing environment that promotes physical & emotional safety of children & young people

  • Ongoing training, support and career advancement opportunity
  • Based from our Robina Office, onsite parking + tool of trade vehicle

About the Organisation
Life Without Barriers is a leading social purpose, not for profit organisation of 5,600 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 and Responsibilities 
You will be responsible for the delivery of high quality Foster Carer recruitment, assessment and training. Your role will be instrumental in supporting carers to provide a safe and nurturing environment that promotes the physical and emotional safety of children and young people, as well as planning, co-ordinating and delivering training for our dedicated carers and prospective carers.
  
You will have the ability to build relationships, engage with people from diverse backgrounds and work in partnership to undertake rigorous Step by Step Assessments of applicant carers and deliver training packages including Shared Stories, Shared Lives.

This role require high level written and verbal communication skills, conflict management and negotiation skills, and a solid understanding of the Child Protection Act and relevant legislation and requirements in Queensland.
  
  
Skills & Experience  
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment - Essential 
  • Certificate IV in Community Services (or higher equivalent) - Essential 
  • Current Drivers Licence - Essential 
  • Degree in social work, psychology or equivalent (desirable)
  • Comprehensive understanding of the issues facing children and young people in foster care
  • Demonstrated relevant experience in foster care
  • Sound understanding of contemporary positive approaches to challenging behaviour
  • Knowledge of the Human Services sector
  • Understanding of the legislative requirements that operate for the care and protection of children (desirable)
  • Demonstrated ability to coach, train and provide support to others
  
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  
  • Monthly RDO, Full Time position - Max Term 12 Months
  • Salary packaging tax benefits + tool of trade vehicle
  • Growing organisation with great career opportunities
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 Ref "Supporter of Carer. Full Time - 12 Month Contract - Robina"
  
Applications close at midnight on 27th January 2019.

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