Foster Carer Recruitment Coordinator (Clayton)

Employment Type:
FP - Full-Time Permanent  
VIC Recruitment & Placements Manager
+ Salary Packaging for Not-For-Profit


  • Office based in Clayton with onsite parking however you will primarily be out within the community as the Foster Care Recruitment Coordinator
  • SCHADS award level 4 plus Salary Sacrifice options for Not-For-Profit including Car & Fuel Card.
  • 4 weeks Annual Leave then increases to 5 weeks after 2 years continued service

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

  • An evolving service provider within Australia and worldwide
  • 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

The Recruitment Coordinator will be responsible for the recruitment of prospective foster carers, whilst always delivering excellent customer service. To be responsible for maintaining recruitment and marketing strategies, and to lead in the delivery of an effective carer recruitment strategy through coordinating the carer assessment processes and undertaking a range of marketing activities

Core Tasks

  • To provide a timely, positive, professional and customer focused response to all initial enquiries received from prospective carers within a 48-hour timeframe.
  • To arrange and conduct, where agreed, initial visits to prospective carers to assess their potential to foster within 3-5 days from completion of the call back.
  • To complete the recruitment phase of the carer selection process in line with regulations, Key Assets’ policies and procedures and best practice guidance and deliver this to an agreed quality and time standard.
  • To ensure that the timely completion of detailed reports within 24-48 hours of the home visit, and that recommendations reflect the regions commercial and business plan priorities, and is sensitive to the regional, local, and cultural needs of the area.
  • Providing feedback to and receiving comments from other stakeholders in the carer marketing, recruitment, assessment, panel, approval, and induction process
  • Alongside the Recruitment and Panel Manager, develop and implement marketing activities for carer recruitment.
  • To ensure all documentation including consents to statutory checks are completed without delay at the appropriate time in accordance with the recruitment, assessment process.
  • To keep performance records and written details/records of all contacts and contact activity, including all visits.
  • Process application forms including statutory checks, references all other enquiries and help to co-ordinate Shared Lives training within agency expectations and deadlines.
  • To be responsible for the interface with administrative and IT systems and to ensure that existing systems are maintained and developed.

Qualities, Experience and Skills Required

  • Preferred qualification in Social Work (and eligibility for membership of the AASW) or similar qualification
  • Proven experience in a children and families setting or working in child protection and/or out of home care
  • Marketing or PR knowledge is highly regarded
  • Be able to show initiative and work independently
  • Strong ability to create and maintain sustainable relationships with stakeholders
  • Comprehensive working knowledge of relevant legislation pertaining to children’s services, and a sound understanding of child safe practices and procedures
  • Be willing to undergo and satisfactorily complete personal and statutory checks

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For a private conversation regarding this exciting opportunity, please contact Simone Carr on 0448 672 552.


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.