Carer Assessor. Part-time - Burnie

Life Without Barriers

Location
TAS: Launceston & North East
Reference #
499976
Closing Date
30-08-2022
Vacancy Type
  • Work for one of Australia's largest social purpose organisations
  • Flexible working hours, including work from home possibilities
  • Tool of trade vehicle available for personal use & fuel card
  • Attractive remuneration including salary packaging, 
  • Life Without Barriers offers ongoing training, support and career advancement opportunities

About the Organisation

Every day, Life Without Barriers provides support and care to children and young people, as we work collaboratively with families, carers, and communities, to ensure they have the environment they deserve to grow. With a focus on ensuring safety and respect, this is an opportunity to make a positive and meaningful difference in these young lives and help pave a brighter future.

Life Without Barriers is a leading social purpose organisation of 8,000 employees working in more than 500 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. Join a community of people dedicated to breaking down barriers.

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 purpose of the Carer Assessor role is to facilitate and complete the assessment process of foster carer applicants and to ensure the assessment process is undertaken in accordance with Life Without Barriers standards and procedures.

This position is a permanent part- time contract and is based at our office in Burnie. However, due to COVID-19 we are currently working a combination of at home and in the office until further notice. 

The position comes with a laptop, phone and tool of trade vehicle.

Key Responsibilities

  • Complete an agreed number of carer assessments per year that is reflective of the needs of the local carer recruitment plan
  • Schedule and attend home visits and other meetings with carer applicants, their families and referees for the purposes of completing carer assessments
  • Ensure written reviews and assessments meet the agreed standards set by LWB and clearly outline the development needs that the carer has using the CARE model as a guide.
  • Identify any training requirements, safety concerns or placement issues throughout the assessment process and provide feedback and suggested solutions or recommendations to the care team.
  • Throughout the assessment, support and encourage potential carers to apply a reflective, critical thinking analysis of how the caring role will impact on their life, family and other relationships.
  • Liaise and work in partnership with members of care teams and other specialist roles within the organisation.

Skills & Experience

  • Recognised Social Work qualifications with eligibility for membership of the AASW and/or a Bachelor of Psychology or other relevant qualification.
  • Demonstrated experience and skill in undertaking child focused assessments (Step by Step accredited desirable) in a child and family welfare setting or similar. 
  • Significant case work experience.
  • Experience delivering (Shared Lives training desirable) and writing assessments. 
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with the CARE model of therapeutic care is desirable.
  • Excellent written communication skills including the ability to write clearly, critically, transparently and honestly.
  • Ability to maintain positive relationships with individuals, whilst being able to have honest and at times difficult conversations. 

Successful candidates will be required to clear probity checks including National Criminal History Record Check and hold Tasmanian Working with Vulnerable People Registration.

Please note: Mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations may be required for this position, in accordance with relevant Public Health Orders across all States and Territories. In these circumstances, evidence of vaccination will be required prior to an offer of employment.

Benefits  

  • 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

Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as applications are continuously reviewed prior to the closing date; and as such the closing date is subject to change without notice. Current closing date is midnight Sunday 3rd July.  

Please note: To be considered for and appointed to a position at Life Without Barriers, you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or hold a valid medical exemption certificate.  You will be required to provide evidence of your vaccination status during the recruitment process.

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