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Case Worker, Kinship Care

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Work type: Permanent Full Time
Location: Melbourne North
Categories: Child, Youth and Families

  • Support vulnerable children and young people unable to live with their parents
  • Full Time (76 hours per fortnight),  Ongoing
  • Reservoir location

About the opportunity

The Kinship Care Program was established in March 2010 following the roll-out of funding by DHHS for community service organisations to support children and young people who are in the care of a family member when they are unable to live with their parents.

Working from the Reservoir office, this highly satisfying role will see you: 

  • Enhancing and building on the available informal and formal family and community supports for children living in kinship family arrangements
  • Assisting extended family networks to provide the best possible kinship care arrangements for children unable to live with their own parents with the minimum level of professional intervention from the formal service system
  • Assisting with the establishment, monitoring and support of the kinship care placements arranged for the most vulnerable children as a result of child protection involvement to ensure that they meet each child’s ongoing safety, stability and developmental needs

About you

 We are looking for proactive, responsible individuals who have demonstrated a history of success in: 

  • Working with dis-empowered and vulnerable families
  • Engaging and establishing effective helping relationships
  • Undertaking assessments, developing intervention plans and working with children, young people and kinship families to bring about change 
  • Understanding of the issues involved in statutory and voluntary casework with vulnerable children, young people and families in a community service context is also needed including:
  • knowledge and experience of a range of relevant intervention strategies and frameworks
  • Networking and establishing collaborative working relationships with related services, especially the Department of Health Human Services, Child Protection is critical

How to apply

If this sounds like you, apply today by submitting the below:

  • Cover Letter (1 page outlining your suitability by addressing the key/core selection criteria as per the position description)
  • Current Resume (no more than 3 pages)

Applications close on Wednesday 8 July 2020

Get in touch

Contact Ana Wilson - Team Leader, Kinship Care for a confidential discussion on 03 8470 5000

About Uniting
At Uniting we are passionate about working together to inspire people, enliven communities and confront injustice.

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Uniting is a child safe organisation and is committed in everyday practice to ensure the safety and well-being of all children, at all times. As a ‘child safe’ organisation, employment with Uniting is subject to a satisfactory national (and international where relevant) police check and Working With Children Check (in Victoria) and/or Working With Vulnerable People Check (in Tasmania) prior to commencement of any paid or unpaid work and/or participation in any service or undertaking. Uniting is also committed to equal opportunity and ensuring the workplace is reflective of the community. We encourage people from different backgrounds to apply, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with a disability.

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