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Kinship Care Case Contract Workers

  • Be an integral part of the Kinship Care teams at Broadmeadows
  • Support vulnerable children and young people unable to live with their parents
  •  Full-time ongoing role available

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

We are proud to have been part of local communities for over 100 years delivering services across Victoria and Tasmania. With a team of 7,000 skilled and committed individuals we provide over 770 programs and services to people of all ages to learn, thrive and enjoy a healthy, happy life. We’re there for children, families, people with disability, older people and those experiencing homelessness, mental illness or drug and alcohol addiction.

Uniting is looking for great people who, like us, celebrate diversity and welcome everyone regardless of ethnicity, faith, sexual orientation and gender identity.

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About the opportunity

The Kinship Care Program was established in March 2010 following the rollout of funding by DHS 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 objectives of the Kinship Care program are:

  • To enhance and build on the available informal and formal family and community supports for children living in kinship family arrangements;
  • To assist 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; and
  • To assist 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 would love to hear from you if you have:

  • A minimum of 2 years relevant experience and a tertiary qualification in Social Work or equivalent.
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in working with disempowered and vulnerable families,
  • Ability to engage and establish effective helping relationships,
  • Ability to undertake assessments, develop intervention plans and work with children, young people and kinship families to bring about change.     

An excellent understanding of the issues involved in statutory and voluntary casework with vulnerable children, young people and families in a community service context in also needed including, knowledge and experience of a range of relevant intervention strategies and frameworks.

The ability to network and establish collaborative working relationships with related services, especially the Department of Health Human Services, Child Protection is critical as well as a high level of computer skills including (Word/Excel/Outlook) and database management experience.

How to apply

If this sounds like you, find out more about this role or apply today. When applying, include a cover letter, of no more than one page outlining your suitability and attach a current resume of no more than 3 pages. You will also need to complete the Key Selection Criteria document as well attached.

Please send your application to: Ros Lowe, email: [email protected]

Applications close on: Tuesday 24th July 2018 by 12.00 pm

Get in touch

E: [email protected]

T: 03 9471 0108 to speak with Judy Walsh – program manager - [email protected]

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.

Job contact

Name: Ros Lowe

Phone: 03 94125700