Carer Recruitment Caseworker-Griffith Job at CareSouth – in Griffith NSW

Job Description

Who We Are

CareSouth is a spirited, truly local community-based organisation with a dynamic and bold vision to make a difference ‘every day’. Working across southern NSW and ACT, we seek to inspire each other and the communities in which we operate. Our purpose is to influence and support the safety, development and empowerment of children, young people, families, adults and communities.

About the Role

CareSouth is looking for a full time fixed term (12 months) Carer Recruitment Caseworker to join our Griffith team!

The core focus of the role is to assess and review prospective carers for suitability and maintain a pool of authorised carers through recruitment, assessment and training to ensure children and young people in care are provided with an environment that ensures their safety and wellbeing. We are looking for an individual who has developed a network within the community and is enthusiastic, dynamic and confident in engaging, presenting and training to groups of potential foster carers.

Your approachable nature coupled with strong administration and written communication skills will see you succeed in this role. This role is ideal for someone who enjoys interacting with people and someone who is able to identify strengths and capacities as well as areas for development to ensure we are able to provide quality safe, nurturing homes for vulnerable young people.

A typical day could include

Working as a team to identify recruitment strategies that attract and engage potential foster carers.

Coordinating the initial and ongoing training and assessment for foster carers.

Maintaining required database records and respond to placement referrals.

Engaging with local Griffith community at various events ensuring the CareSouth brand is positively represented.

Assisting with coordinating the provision of the child safety workshops to multicultural groups and community leaders.

Interviewing potential carers and writing carer assessments and reviews.

Do you want to be a part of something great?

At CareSouth, we recognise that the work you do every day is what makes our organisation great. We want to reward that and be an organisation that you are proud to be a part of. We are here to help you bring your best self to work and take your best self-home!

To recognise the work, you do we offer

24/7 After Hours Call centre to allow you to leave work at work

Concessional leave, to be taken over the Christmas period

Salary packaging entitlements up to $15,899

Free, confidential and independent Employee Assistance Program

Tailored professional development pathways

24/7 access to our online eLearning system

A compassionate, supportive and inclusive culture that encourages you to be bold, big-hearted and determined.

Applications Close: 21 May 2021.

To Apply Please review the Position Description attached for a comprehensive overview of the role. Your application must include a copy of your updated resume and a cover letter (Max. 2 pages) addressing the Essential Criteria in the position description. Please note that only applicants who are invited to an interview will be contacted. Be sure to keep an eye on your emails as applicants who are invited to an interview will be contacted via email to schedule an appointment time.

CareSouth warmly welcomes EVERYONE, irrespective of their ethnicity, faith, sexual orientation or gender identity. We are committed to eliminating all forms of discrimination.

Enquiries to Darren Mitchell, Carer Engagement and Support Team Leader on 1300 554 260.

NOTE: Positions are subject to a Working with Children/Vulnerable People clearance and satisfactory National Police Check


  • F-PC-048 – Position Description Carer Recruitment Caseworker.pdf

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Company Location:  Griffith NSW

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