About the opportunity
This role is responsible for contributing to the development of the Permanency Support Program (PSP) carer engagement and support, within current and transformational sector permanency and restoration reforms. This role is key in engaging, enlivening and supporting Uniting’s PSP carers and support services for carers. Members of the Uniting team in this role will relate to carers in the PSP Framework with strong messages about restoration, connection with family and short term placement principals.
This is a full time permanent position where you will be as part of our team based in North Parramatta.
- Have the skills to deliver in-home training and education to foster carers, tailored to their individual needs?
- Enjoy motivating people to develop their skills by using a variety of resources such as videos, podcasts, training packages, web forums and internet courses?
- Believe you could persuade foster carers to adopt new ideas, strategies and tools to help children and young people?
- Have knowledge of child development and behavioural support?
- Possess the drive and motivation to reach out to the broader community to attract new carers?
- Think you could talk to groups of carers or carer applicants about innovative ideas to support children, young people and families?
- Have a current NSW Working With Children`s Check?
- Build strong links with carers and between carers enabling carer support and support networks.
- Produce the highest quality re-assessments, assessment reports and annual reviews proactively linking carers education and training options to improve their skills.
- Support carers through transitions (first placements, types of placement, entry and exit) via tailored plans or finishing as a carer through exit interviews and acknowledgement as appropriate.
- Provide information and training on the carer role to potential foster carers including Shared lives training.
- Facilitation of discussion groups to support carers, provide information and enable them to share experience and skills.
- Taking the primary responsibility for matching placements with carers.
This role requires candidates to have a relevant Bachelor’s degree or relevant Diploma working towards a Bachelor’s degree. The preferred minimum qualifications are Bachelor of Social Work, Social Welfare, Bachelor of Psychology, Nursing and Mental Health.
Applications close on the 26th of June.
Employment with Uniting is subject to satisfactory background checks which include a National Police Check and Reference Check.