Kinship Engagement Worker, Placement Coordination Unit (CYF4)

Job posted: 08/09/2021
Applications close: 22/09/2021 (Midnight)
2 days remaining

2 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Southern Metropolitan

Job type: Full time / Until 17/12/2021

Organisation: Department of Families, Fairness and Housing

Salary: $97,787 - $107,898

Occupation: Community Services

Reference: VG/DFFH/CSO/00523977

Reference: VG/DFFH/CSO/00523977

Occupation: Community Services

Salary Range: $97,787 - $107,898

Work location: Melbourne | Southern Metropolitan

The Department of Families, Fairness and Housing (DFFH) works hard to create equal opportunities for all Victorians to live a safe, respected and valued life. Our areas of focus are child protection, housing, disability, the prevention of family violence, multicultural affairs, LGBTQI+ equality, veterans, women and youth. The work we do benefits thousands of Victorians, particularly those who are disadvantaged and vulnerable. We work in a variety of community-based settings, including people's homes, residential facilities and secure settings across metropolitan, rural and regional Victoria. We are committed to developing and supporting a workforce that is well equipped and highly motivated. All jobs can be worked flexibly and we encourage applications from Aboriginal people and people from diverse backgrounds and abilities.


Work Location: 165-169 Thomas Street, Dandenong

Situated in the Placement Coordination Unit in one of 17 department areas, the Kinship Engagement Worker will play a pivotal role to implement the model of kinship care in Victoria. The Kinship Engagement Worker may undertake the initial search for a child or young person's extended family network, and promote placement quality and stability and support children and young people by being a key contact point for kinship carers and providing flexible kinship support. Kinship Engagement Workers may also assist the Kinship Engagement Manager to embed the model of kinship into operational practice. The Kinship Engagement Worker will report to the Kinship Engagement Coordinator.

The Kinship Engagement Coordinator and the Kinship Engagement Worker will work closely with Child Protection to support the case plan goals.


Applicants are encouraged to apply online, submitting a cover letter and a current resume.

Please note: For this position, you are not required to address each of the key selection criteria in a separate written document.

Preferred candidates will be required to complete pre-employment screening, including a national police check and misconduct screening.

Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a valid work permit or visa. Work eligibility will be checked as part of the recruitment process.  

For further information please visit the Department of Families, Fairness and Housing <https://www.vic.gov.au/department-families-fairness-and-housing>

Click 'Apply Now' to submit your interest in this position.

Kinship Engagement Worker, Placement Coordination Unit (CYF4)

Job type:

Full time / Until 17/12/2021

Job classification:



Tamara Savkov | Phone: 0447 187 834

Kinship Engagement Worker, Placement Coordination Unit (CYF4)