Kinship Engagement Coordinator, Kinship Engagement Team

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 and Torres Strait Islander people and people from diverse backgrounds and abilities. .

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Job Details

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Department: Department of Families, Fairness and Housing
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Community Services
Classification: CYF5
Work Location: Morwell - Inner Gippsland area
Reference: VG/DFFH/COPL/523958
Closing Date: 25-Sep-2023
Salary Range: $110,888-$127,621
Job Duration: Until 30/06/2024
Attachments: CYF-5, Kinship Engagement Coordinator, DFFH.COPL.523958, PD Sept 23 .docx (Word, 133KB)

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Contact: Kate Zimmer – Team Leader
Ph: 0448 743 105

Position Details


Kinship Engagement Coordinator

Situated in the Placement Coordination Unit in one of 17 department areas, this innovative fixed term position will drive positive changes and enhance the life outcomes for children and young people across each of the Department of Health and Human Services' areas. The Kinship Engagement Coordinator will work under the new model of kinship care, rolled out across Victoria in March 2018, in the early identification of potential kinship carers in a child or young person's network and supervising staff providing ongoing kinship placement support. The Kinship Engagement Coordinator and the Kinship Engagement Worker will work closely with Child Protection to support the case plan goals.

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The department strongly recommends (but does not mandate) that employees maintain their COVID-19 vaccination status in accordance with current ATAGI (Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation) advice, given their individual circumstances. As of June 2023, DFFH does not require evidence of COVID-19 vaccination status.


All VPS employees (and ex-VPS employees with extended access to the Jobs and Skills Exchange website) MUST apply via the Jobs and Skills Exchange (JSE) <> portal.

Applicants are encouraged to apply online. Attachments can be uploaded in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt or .rtf formats.
Applicants are required to submit a CV and Cover Letter (max 2 pages) outlining their suitability to the role in line with the Key Selection Criteria. 
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. 
Preferred candidates will be required to complete pre-employment screening, including a national police check and misconduct screening.

For more information on working with us and our recruitment process, please visit Department of Families, Fairness and Housing Victoria | Jobs (

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