Kinship and Foster Care Manager

Job Title: Kinship and Foster Care Manager
Contract Type: Contract
Location: East Melbourne
Industry: Social Work
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date:
Reference: KFCM_1641769369
Contact Name: Social Work Team
Contact Email:
Job Published: Jan 10, 2022

Job Description

  • Seeking experienced OOHC Case Managers

  • Full-time | Ongoing contracts | ASAP starts

  • Supportive working environment | Access to industry leading professional development

We are currently recruiting for a Kinship Case Manager and Foster Care Case manager in the Eastern Suburbs, to support vulnerable children and young people as well as their kinship carer(s)/ Foster Carer(s) who can present with a range of complex issues related to drug and alcohol use, family violence, mental health, and cycles of disadvantage and poverty resulting in chronic neglect and cumulative harm.

You Will:

  • Provide a case management and case work service to clients of the Out of Home Care Program

  • Liaise with birth families regarding their children in kinship/foster care

  • Plan and facilitate group programs to vulnerable carers, children and young people

  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with DHHS Child Protection, other government and community organisations

  • Participate in and contribute to program development and innovation

  • Commitment to the safety, well-being and best interests of children and young people, and duty of care in the prevention, identification, and response to child abuse

You must have:

  • A minimum of 1 years' professional experience working with children, young people, and their families. Experience in a similar out of home care program highly regarded.

  • Excellent family and child assessment skills including risk assessment of children and young people as well as assessment of caregivers

  • Demonstrated case management skills with complex families and at risk children and young people

  • Understanding of and ability to apply therapeutic models and theories around trauma and child development that enable positive change and demonstrated ability to apply these in practice

  • A minimum certificate IV qualification in Community Services, Social Work, Psychology or equivalent

Why work with Tradewind?

Tradewind Australia is Melbourne's leading agency recruiting for the Social Services sector. We pride ourselves on the strong and long-standing relationships we have formed with our clients and candidates.

We Provide:

  • Your own consultant who will work hard to secure you the right roles for your skill set

  • Access to roles offered exclusively through Tradewind

  • Flexible hours improving your work/life balance

  • No joining fees

How to apply:

  • Follow the link provided (or visit our website and click contact us, then apply now)

  • Fill in as much detail as you can on the application form and upload your resume

  • Contact the office directly if you have any queries regarding your application however, please allow some time for your application to be processed

  • If you would like more information about the roles, please email or phone (03) 9081 0562 and ask to speak to one of our family services consultants

Join the Tradewind team and apply now!


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