Manager Kinship Engagement

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Job Details

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Department: Department of Health and Human Services
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Community Services
Classification: CYF5
Work Location: Melbourne - Northern Metro
Reference: VG/DHHS/ND/562310
Closing Date: 25-Aug-2019
Salary Range: $103,441 - $119,052
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: CYF-5.2 Manager Kinship Engagement 562310 (Aug 2019).docx (Word, 187KB)
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Contact: Jo Chambers
Ph: 9412 2601

Position Details

Number of vacancies available: 1

Office Location(s):
 145 Smith Street, Fitzroy

Position Summary:

Located within an operational division, this innovative position will drive positive changes and enhance the life outcomes for children and young people across each of the Department of Health and Human Service's divisions. The Kinship Engagement Manager will take the lead role in driving and embedding the model of kinship care which was rolled out across Victoria in March 2018 and provide ongoing oversight and monitoring of all model components. In this role you will work at the interface of the kinship engagement teams, Child Protection, First Supports and Agency Performance and System Support to bring all the components of the model together.


Are you


  • Committed to improving the lives of children, young people and families, including Aboriginal children, young people and families?           
  • A problem solver with excellent engagement, negotiating and influencing skills and an inclusive management style?
  • Comfortable in supporting and able to show initiative to drive and support the implementation of new policy, programs and processes?
  • An excellent communicator, with the ability to work effectively across different stakeholder groups?


How to Apply:

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

Please note:

For this role, you are not required to address each of the key selection criteria in a separate written document. Applicants are strongly encouraged to review our Careers Page. This page provides information on the department's recruitment and safety screening processes.

Click 'Apply Now' below to submit your interest in this role.
For further information please visit the Department of Health and Human Services website:

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.

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