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Assessment Worker, Foster Care

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Contract Full Time
13 days ago
  • Full-time OR Casual (Flexible)Fixed-term contract (30 June 2023)
  • Based in the CBD with flexible working arrangements (ability to work from home)
  • Utilise your clinical expertise to conduct competency-based assessments using approved assessment tools with applicants wishing to become approved foster carers in South Australia.

Who are we looking for?

We are seeking a passionate and knowledgeable Intake and Assessment Worker to join our growing Foster Care services team. The successful candidate will have strong relationship building skills as well as being a critical thinker. This role requires the assessor to have prior experience working in-depth with families to determine suitability for Foster Care.

This role involves tailored competency-based assessments utilising trauma informed, culturally responsive practice. You are required to have exceptional writing skills, a strong understanding of the child protection sector and have demonstrated ability to work with First Nations and culturally linguistically diverse people.

This is a fantastic opportunity for an Assessment worker that is looking for flexibility within their career and loves to work autonomously whilst being supported with regular catch ups with the team.

What can you expect to be doing?

  • Provide in-home competency-based assessments whilst supporting and capacity building applicants in line with prescribed assessment and training frameworks, tools, processes and key performance indicators.
  • Assess applicants to ensure they can provide trauma informed, strength based and flexible responses to children and young people in care. Ensure they meet the required competencies and mandatory requirements to be recommended for approval status as a foster carer in South Australia. Develop evidence based non-approval recommendations if applicants are unable to meet the competencies, whilst ensuring the customer experience with AnglicareSA. remains a positive one.
  • Apply cultural knowledge to seek self-learning opportunities and consultancy to ensure the best outcomes for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander children and young people and CALD children and young people.
  • Proactively engage and participate in specialist consultations with Senior Aboriginal Consultants, Senior Clinical Psychologist and/or Senior CALD Consultants.

What do you need to bring?

  • Tertiary qualification Social Work, Psychology, Community Services or a related field.
  • Step by Step Accreditation or capacity to meet accreditation requirements. Current Safe Environments for Children and Young People. If seeking a casual position, this item is a must.
  • Demonstrable experience in composing comprehensive competency-based reports.
  • Ability to write succinctly involving a critical analysis of information gathered using the competency-based assessment tools and processes.
  • Extensive knowledge of and experience in the Child Protection sector, including relevant legislative and statutory provisions and frameworks, compliance requirements and principals.
  • Proficiency in providing a culturally safe and considerate service to Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) children, youth, families and communities and service providers, including understanding of kinship systems.
  • Ability to implement cultural and child centred practice and principals

AnglicareSA is committed to ensuring that our workplace is safe and free from known risks to the health and safety of employees, volunteers, students, and customers. Due to the nature of our services, you will be required to provide AnglicareSA with your COVID-19 vaccination certificate during the selection process. If you cannot comply, you are encouraged to have a conversation with a member of our Recruitment Team about your individual circumstances to find out how this may apply to you.

Who is AnglicareSA?

As SA’s largest social services provider, AnglicareSA makes a positive difference to the lives of more than 65,000 people each year. Our 1,800 staff and 580 volunteers support individuals, families and communities, responding to their immediate need and working with them to build capacity to restore and maintain dignity and control in their lives. Our services are broad, supporting people at every stage of life.

We believe in social justice, the equal worth of each citizen, equality of opportunity and the importance of strong communities. Together we change lives.

What we offer:

  • Access to our fantastic salary packaging options – increase your take home pay by decreasing the amount of tax you pay
  • Banking benefits, health care discounts, gym membership offers, paid parental leave, and much more
  • A diverse and supportive team culture who have a focus on improving lives by working collaboratively

How to Apply:

View the attached Job Description via the vacancy's application page on the AnglicareSA website for further details on the role requirements.

If this sounds like you please click on Apply and submit your application!

For further information please email Recruitment Business Partner – Sarah Wheldale:

Applications close: Friday 2nd September 2022

Please note, screening and interviews may take place prior to the closing date – applications may also close before this date.

AnglicareSA is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. We encourage all suitably qualified candidates apply.

We are committed to the employment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Please contact the person listed above to discuss joining AnglicareSA and visit our website for details on our Aboriginal Services.


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Base Salary $0
Superannuation 9.5%
Bonus offered No
Total Package $0
* Salary details are calculated without bonus and monthly payout as per tax bracket without tax threshold and other allowances. Its always good to confirm these details with the employer or recruiter.
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