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Carer Support Officer

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Employment type: Full Time Permanent
Location: Sydney
Categories: Child & Family Services

      • Permanent Full-Time Positions Available
      • Baulkham Hills, Sydney
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      Due to exciting growth within our Foster Care stream, we have the opportunity for Permanent Full Time Carer Support Officers to join our friendly and high performing team located in Baulkham Hills.

      The purpose of this role is to provide effective support to Foster Carers to focus on outcomes for children. We are looking for someone with a demonstrated understanding of the issues Foster Carers may face in supporting children and young people with challenging behaviours, trauma backgrounds and/or disabilities. This role can be challenging at times but is highly rewarding.

      Your responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

      • Assist with recruitment, assessment, training, advocacy and support of Foster Carers who will provide a high level of care to children and young people placed in Out of Home Care
      • Develop Foster Carer training plans in consultation with Foster Carer
      • Assist in placement matches of Foster Carers and children and young people
      • Ensure Foster Carers are provided with regular and ongoing information regarding legislation and policy changes
      • Represent Lifestyle Solutions at forums, including community-based functions and conferences
      • Support learning opportunities for Foster Carers to develop knowledge and understanding of cultural backgrounds and perspectives and utilise this knowledge to inform practice and support of people

      About Us

      Joining Lifestyle Solutions makes you feel like you are making a difference in people's lives. Our team is here because they care, and because of this, we have an enriching and rewarding culture within our teams. Other benefits include:

      • Competitive Remuneration Package based on SCHADS Award 4.1
      • Salary packaging options available up to $16k p/a
      • Paid training and induction plus ongoing training and career development opportunities
      • Self-Organising Team based structure and an inclusive culture.

      We're people who care. Lifestyle Solutions provides services to people with a disability, young people and children in Out of Home Care, their families and communities. Our customers receive services designed to meet their everyday needs and support them to achieve their goals. Our national workforce is committed to providing service that is reliable, responsive, flexible, friendly, empathetic and caring. We believe everyone is equal. We stand for everyone in society having equal opportunity and equal respect. We do this by providing our customers access to quality services and dedicated people who make a real difference in their lives. We believe this is everyone's fundamental right. 

      You can learn more about us here.

      About You

      We've found that those who succeed in this role have high levels of resilience, are compassionate and they're fantastic listeners and communicators! You will need to be approachable yet be able to have difficult conversations when needed and be an outstanding team player with a collaborative approach. You will also need flexibility to work occasional evenings and weekends as required to complete Foster Carer assessments and reviews.

      • Minimum Bachelor level qualifications in Social Work, Social Welfare or Community Services
      • Be Step by Step accredited (or willing to obtain)
      • Current Drivers’ License
      • Current “Provide First Aid” Certificate (or be willing to obtain)
      • Current Working with Children Check
      • Current NDIS Workers’ Screening Check (or willing to obtain)

      Join Us - Next steps

      All applications must be lodged online.

      For all enquiries regarding this position, please contact Rachel Shorrock, Talent Professional,

      We encourage you to apply as soon as possible as we will be actively shortlisting during the advertising period and reserve the right to close this advert prior to the advertised date.

      We are an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and are committed to building a workplace culture that values diversity and inclusion. We welcome, actively support and promote the employment of people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, LGBTI, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) backgrounds and other diversity groups.

      As part of our process selected applicants will be required to undergo employment screening and probity checks prior to commencing, including a National Police Check Clearance.



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