Divisional Kinship Engagement Worker

The Department of Health and Human Services develops and delivers policies, programs and services that support and enhance the wellbeing of all Victorians. Our services are in line with the government's vision for making Victoria a stronger, more caring and innovative state.

Our vision is to achieve the best health, wellbeing and safety of all Victorians so that they can live a life they value.

We are building an inclusive workplace that embraces diversity of backgrounds and differences to realise the potential of our employees for innovation and delivering services aimed at enhancing the lives of vulnerable Victorians.

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Departmental employees are required to comply with all legal requirements including the Child Safe Standards to keep children safe from harm and abuse.

All jobs can be worked flexibly and we encourage job applications from Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, LGBTI and people from culturally diverse backgrounds.

If you want a career within a department striving to make Victoria the best place to be and helping shape communities we all want to be part of, then we encourage you to apply.

If you are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicant, or if you have a disability, and require advice and support with the recruitment process, contact our Diversity Unit on DiversityInclusion@dhhs.vic.gov.au.

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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: CYF3
Work Location: Melbourne - Northern Metro
Reference: VG/DHHS/ND/562314
Closing Date: 25-Aug-2019
Salary Range: $82,350 - $92,633
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: CYF-3 Divisional Kinship Engagement Worker 562314 (Aug 2019).docx (Word, 145KB)
Job Specification

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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 a division, this innovative position will participate in 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 divisional Kinship Engagement Worker will work closely with the Kinship Engagement Manager in supporting and driving the implementation of the model of kinship care rolled out across Victoria in March 2018. In this role you will also promote placement stability by providing flexible support to kinship placements and administer brokerage.
The work location is flexible however the role will require travel within and outside the division.


Are you


  • Committed to improving the lives of children, young people and families?       
  • Ready to contribute to the ongoing development of services?
  • Comfortable with supporting new initiatives, policy and processes?


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: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/

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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