VACANCY NSW - Foster Carer Recruitment Officer (Parental Leave Cover 11mths Fixed Term)

Job No: KANSW1
Location: Ref: KANSW1 - Wallsend, NSW


*Application located at the bottom of this page*  


Key Assets The Children’s Services Provider

  • An evolving Out of Home Care service (NGO) provider, located in New Zealand's North and South islands and Australia wide
  • Committed to building a culturally diverse and inclusive workforce, AWEI Bronze Employer of Choice for 2015 & 2016, AWEI Gold Employer Award for 2017, AWEI Silver Employer Award for 2018, finalist for the Australian HR Awards 2017 and Top 3 Finalist in the Diversity Awards NZ for Cultural Celebrations
  • We provide therapeutic practice support to families and the vulnerable children and young people placed in their care
  • Fixed Term 11mnths, full time (37.5 hours, some flexibity may be required), office based in Wallsend, NSW
  • Antcipated start date: 09 July 2018 (*Subject to Statutory and Personal checks being completed)

Key Assets – The Children's Services Provider is a dynamic NOT-FOR-PROFIT community service organisation providing high quality, innovative out of home family and community based placements for children and young people with varying needs and behaviours. Since 2007 our unique service has grown respect across 6 states within Australia and within the North and South Islands of New Zealand. 


We currently have an exciting opportunity to join our friendly and inclusive team within the Foster Carer Recruitment Team in Wallsend, NSW.

About the role

As the Foster Carer Recruitment Officer you will provide administrative support to the enquiry and application process for prospective Foster Carers from first contact through to pre-panel, managing all the administration with regard to the recruiting, training and assessing of Foster Carers, whilst delivering excellent customer service at all times. You will also support the team in the delivery of the company’s Recruitment and Marketing Strategies, and you will assist in the delivery of an effective foster carer recruitment strategy through co-ordinating and undertaking a range of marketing activities under the support and direction of the Recruitment and Panel Manager.   

Experience and Skills Required

  • Be highly energised and have a passion for delivering a high standard of service 
  • Be highly committed, resourceful and work to high standards
  • Be an accomplished communicator who is willing to engage with different people and provide a safe setting for varied conversations both in-person or over-the-phone’
  • Have experience in admin/sales/marketing and carer recruitment would be an advantage
  • Have previous experience or knowledge of Out Of Home Care – desirable
  • Be a self-starter, comfortable with taking initiative and have creative problem solving skills
  • Be able to work flexibly and be dependable
  • Successful applicants will be required to undergo statutory and personal checks prior to commencement


  • On-going Training and Supervision
  • Salary Packaging and Superannuation
  • Great workplace culture
  • Office based in Wallsend
  • Antcipated start date: 09 July 2018 (*Subject to Statutory and Personal checks being completed)


Link to Position Description : Recruitment Officer

Link to Website : About Us  &  Why work for Key Assets


For any questions regarding this exciting opportunity, please call Jacinda Wing (Manager of Carer Recruitment and Retention Service) on (02) 8336 5700




KEY ASSETS THE CHILDREN’S SERVICES PROVIDER is committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and all applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and minority groups are encouraged to apply.




CLOSURE DATE: Vacancy Applications close as per the date provided in the advert details / Website vacancy page. These dates may also be extended if suitable applicants are not found. EOI Applications will remain open for individuals to lodge interest in working for our organisation. These are monitored periodically for talent pooling and suitable persons will be contacted by HR or our management team.

Key Assets reserve the right to commence the interview process prior to the campaign closing date. Campaigns may also be extended at any time. 

CANDIDATE FEEDBACK:  Due to the large number of Vacancy Applications and EOI's received, Key Assets declines to provide individual candidate feedback at APPLICATION STAGE, due to volumes. There may also be times when feedback is not provided, also due to volumes of posts advertised. Key Assets apologies in advanced.

ELIGIBILTY (for AUS and or NZ Vacancies): To be eligible for consideration you must be either an Australian/ New Zealand Citizen /Resident residing within the country of the advertised position at the time of application. For overseas applicants you will hold an appropriate Australian or New Zealand work visa with no restrictions on working within the country. It is preferred that you be in the country at the time of application to be available for our interview process however for suitably experienced and qualified applicants interview alternatives may be arranged.

HOURS: Full Time 37.5 hrs/wk flexibility required due to travel (as you will work within the community), 'Casual' - Hours are needs based. Hours are also not consistent / regular.

COMMENCEMENT: Occurs when all statutory and personal checks have been satisfactorily completed. Departmental checks may take up to 28 business days to process which can cause delays in commencement. 


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