Current Opportunities

Current Opportunities

Case Worker, Kinship Care

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

  • Leading Community Services Organisation
  • Salary packaging, and competitive sector remuneration
  • Permanent Full-time position, based in Reservoir

About the opportunity

The Kinship Care Program was established in March 2010 following the rollout of funding by DFFH 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.

The Program assists with the monitoring and support of children and young people living in kinship care statutory placements to ensure their ongoing safety, stability and developmental needs. The children and young people referred to the program are case contracted to Uniting on behalf of the Department of Families, Fairness and Housing (DFFH).

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About you

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Minimum tertiary qualifications in Social Work, Psychology, Human Services or other related discipline is essential.
  • Experience in working with vulnerable children and families in community service sector in care services and/or case management; preferred minimum 2 years work experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in engaging with families successfully and in using an outreach model of service.
  • Demonstrated ability to assess and appropriately respond to risk for children and young people.

How to apply

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

  • Cover Letter (1 page outlining your suitability according to the position description)
  • Current Resume (no more than 3 pages)

Applications close on Thursday 18 August 2022

Get in touch

For more information about the role, please contact Alex Portelli, Team Leader – Kinship Care on 0401 454 922 

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 wellbeing 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 relevant Working with Children Check in your State prior to commencement of any paid or unpaid work and/or participation in any service or undertaking. It is a condition of employment that all eligible workforce receive the COVID-19 vaccination and supporting evidence may be requested in order to perform duties at any of Uniting’s workplaces.

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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