Current Opportunities

Current Opportunities

Team Leader 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
  • Full Time, Ongoing role based in Reservoir

About the opportunity

The Kinship Care Program is focused solely on children and young people aged 0-18 in statutory kinship placements who have either a permanency objective or long term out of home care case plan.  The program provides case contracted case management services on behalf of DHHS Child protection.  

Working with the Kinship Care Teams at Reservoir, this role will see you: 

  • Ensure the team meets program and service agreement requirements through oversight and management of service delivery,
  • Ensure services delivered within professional frameworks including Best Interest Case Practice model, Looking after Children, Child Protection and DHHS Standards
  • Develop and monitor service models within program requirements and legislation, that deliver on client outcomes
  • Oversee expenditure of DHHS Client support funds and program client    brokerage
  • Actively contribute to the implementation of outcome focused work and evaluation    measures
  • Actively contribute to gaining client feedback and incorporating client voice into program planning and delivery

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About you

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • A degree in Social Work, Psychology or a related tertiary qualification relevant to child and family welfare
  • Demonstracted experience in the provision of out of home care services relevant to Kinship Care as a team leader or staff supervisor
  • Demonstrated staff management experience inlcuding supervisin, recruitment and managing individual key performance indicators
  • Experience and/or skills in anticipating issues, developing practical solutions and delivering outcomes
  • Ability to meet deadlines, balance competing demands and prioritise work effectively
  • Capacity to create purposeful interactions and partnerships with members of the community, government agencies, philanthropic organisations and businesses

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)

Get in touch

For more information about the role, please contact :

  • Judy Walsh, Senior Manager, Care and Placement Prevention – Northern
  • 0448 446 216

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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