Careers
In-house Foster Care Assessor - NSW

Location:
Sydney  
Employment Type:
CO - Contract  
Department:
NSW Operations Manager Business Services
Salary:
+ Salary Packaging for Not-For-Profit
Closing Date:
16/12/2021

In-house Foster Care Assessor – Part Time/Fixed Term, 6 month Contract – NSW

Benefits

  • Flexible office based at either Blacktown, Botany or Campbelltown
  • Salary sacrificing options for Not-For-Profit
  • Part time role 3 days per week, 6 month contract with the possibility of extension
  • Tools for the role including mobile phone and laptop
  • Ongoing coaching, support and supervision

Key Assets - The Children’s Services Provider (Not-For-Profit Agency

  • An evolving service provider, Australia wide
  • Committed to building a culturally diverse and inclusive workforce, AWEI 10 year Achievement Award 2010 – 2020,
  • Employer of Choice for 2015 & 2016, AWEI Gold Employer Award for 2017 and finalist for Australian HR Awards 2017
  • Key Assets is committed to working in partnership with Aboriginal communities to achieve good outcomes for children and families.

About the role

Provide comprehensive assessment reports for prospective carers as well as transfer reports and carer reviews in line with Key Assets policies, procedures and values to ensure the best outcomes and quality placements for our children and young people.

Core Tasks

  • Produce Foster care assessment, Kinship and Transfer reports using the relevant Key Assets templates and tools
  • Provisional assessments and the completion of the final assessment report, using the Key Assets International Assessment tool with prospective carers, and the presentation of the completed assessment report at the appropriate Key Assets Authorisation Panel
  • Complete Carer Reviews using the Key Assets Carer Review Template
  • Meeting with the prospective Carer’s own children individually, dependent on age consider using some of Assessors Tool Kit materials for direct work.
  • Interview and request working with Children checks/ID for Police Checks for all household members. It is essential to gain their views on living in a fostering household and their role in providing care.
  • Complete referees – evaluate references in terms of the ability of the applicants to meet the Code of Conduct for Authorised Carers, Framework for Excellence and the requirements of the British Association of Adoption and Fostering (BAAF) Core Competencies. It is important to get as full a picture as possible from the applicant’s referees, as they form an important part of the assessment.
  • Request working with Children checks/ ID for Police Checks on significant adult who is likely to be involved in caring for any children placed.
  • Attend the Key Assets Authorisation panel meeting to present the assessment report.
  • To keep performance records and written details/records of all contacts and contact activity, including all visits.
  • Participate in developing administrative systems pertaining to the position and maintaining existing systems ensuring all information is accurately recorded on the data base system.

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For a private conversation regarding this exciting opportunity, please call Larissa McPeake or Jacinda Wing on 0417 281 394

(KEY ASSETS RESERVES THE RIGHT TO INTERVIEW SUITABLE INDIVIDUALS PRIOR TO THE CLOSING DATE OF THIS CAMPAIGN, THIS CAMPAIGN MAY ALSO BE EXTENDED FURTHER)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply for this role. Key Assets appreciates the contribution you can make as part of our culturally diverse workforce to support the important work we do with children and young people, families and communities.

We are a committed partner in reconciliation and all applications for this role are valued.