Senior Foster Care Assessor

Job No: Berry3411
Location: Shepparton or Seymour

  • This role is based in Shepparton or Seymour location – come work with a dedicated and fun team
  • Part Time 0.8 hrs Permanent Opportunity
  • Salary package upto 103K pa full time equivalent


For over 140 years, Berry Street has adapted to a changing world, and we will continue to adapt to achieve our purpose. We believe children, young people and families should be safe, thriving and hopeful. Our Vision for 2022: Together we will courageously change lives and reimagine service systems. We look forward to working with children, young people, families, carers, staff and partners to achieve this vision. Together.

The Opportunity

We are seeking a Senior Foster Care Assessor who will build and strengthen our pool of committed foster carers through effective recruitment strategies, rigorous assessment, coaching, and training.  Not only will they bring the greatest foster carers along the Berry Street journey, you will create positive moments and supports them in the valuable work they do.

The Hume Out of Home Care program provides Complex, Intensive and General Home-Based Care for children and young people who have experienced trauma from family violence, child abuse and neglect and now are unable to live with their own families.

This position will service the Hume Region that includes the Shires of Mitchell, Murrindindi, Strathbogie, City of Greater Shepparton and the Shire of Moira.

Key Responsibilities

You will work within Berry Street already established foster care framework ensuring the assessment process relating to the applicant's experiences and actions are in contexts and draw conclusions as to how this will impact on their ability to provide foster care in accordance with legislative and policy requirements.

The position will be jointly responsible for managing foster carer enquiries, delivering information sessions to prospective carers, undertaking assessments on prospective carers, pre-assessment training of prospective carers, engaging the current pool of accredited carers, the completion of carer annual reviews and monitoring compliance requirements on current accredited carers

The Foster Care Assessor will be involved in the delivery of a comprehensive recruitment strategy with the aim of having a enough pool of trained and accredited carers to meet the needs of children requiring foster care.

The successful candidate will be able to work as part of a supportive team, but independently and with autonomy.

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About You

As a Senior Foster Care Assessor, you will have;

  • Experience conducting comprehensive assessments (experience using Step by Step would be an advantage)
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to see or hear that little piece of information or inconsistency that would determine suitability for foster carers
  • Comfortable having tough conversations in a sensitive and appropriate way
  • Capacity to engage with people from all walks of life and adapt to changing circumstances
  • A relevant tertiary qualification

The Benefits

  • Additional salary packaging available for meals/accommodation.
  • Flexible work arrangements and generous leave conditions.
  • Access to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP), including access for staff members’ immediate family.

How to Apply

Applications including resume and cover letter addressing your suitability for the position to be submitted by 11pm on Sunday, 29 March 2020.

Position queries to, Sharelle Davidson Senior Manager Home Based Care 03 58 228100

Talent queries to, Aiden Tabag Talent Acquisition Partner 03 9421 9391

Please Note; the successful applicant will be subject to comprehensive reference and background checking prior to employment, including a Working with Children Check and National Police Check.

Berry Street is committed to being a child safe, child friendly and child empowering organisation. In everything we do we seek to protect children. We are committed to the cultural safety of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children; children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds; children with a disability; children who identify with a sexual and or gender minority identity. We aim to ensure every individual is treated with dignity and respect regardless of their cultural background, ability, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, spirituality or religion.

 Aboriginal people; people from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with a disability are encouraged to apply.




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