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 an Aboriginal Identified role. Having an understanding of your local community and key Aboriginal stakeholders in your community is essential
This is a full time 12-month maternity leave contract where you will be based in our Carer Engagement team in Dubbo.
This role is located with the regional team where 40% of staff are Aboriginal in culturally supportive and team based space. If you would like to talk to an Aboriginal staff member to discuss what it’s like to work here please get in touch and we will connect you. For more information please contact Jenna Wilson or Rachael Perese on Ph 02 6885 5010.
- 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.
The Salary range for this role is: $74,584-$78,215 (dependent on experience) + super + salary packaging.
- Salary packaging benefits. Use up to $15, 900 annually of your pre-tax income for expenses such as rent, mortgage, loans, utilities.
- Relocation costs will be considered for candidates relocating for the role.
- Ngurambang / Uniting values training and will support study leave as part of developing and growing the skills of our employees.
Uniting considers that being an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, is a genuine occupational qualification under s 14 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW)
Employment with Uniting is subject to satisfactory background checks which include a National Police Check and Reference Check.
This is an identified position for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Aboriginality is a genuine qualification authorised under Section 14(d) of the Anti-Discrimination ACT 1977.
Successful applicants will be required to provide appropriate evidence of identity as an Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person.
Employment with Uniting is subject to satisfactory background checks which will include a National Police Check, Reference Checks and Working with Children Check.