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Kin Services Support Worker

Full time contract position.

Please note that it is a genuine occupational requirement that this position be filled by an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person in accordance with s25 of the Anti-discrimination Act 1991 (Qld).

Do you want to make a difference?

The vision of Kurbingui Youth and Family Development is to be a deadly organisation that supports our mob on their journey. Our mission is to build a flexible, sustainable organisation based on cultural values that can empower community to reach their potential. The values that we bring to our work are personal growth, harmony, accountability, communication, and teamwork.

About Kurbingui Youth and Family Development

Kurbingui Youth and Family Development (Kurbingui) is a not-for-profit Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation that offers services primarily to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders, individuals, families, children, and young people living within the Greater Brisbane, Moreton Bay and Southeast QLD regions.

Kurbingui delivers various community services covering areas such as employment and training, family support, domestic and family violence response, alcohol and substance abuse, cultural education and engagement programs, support for families and children from preschool to tertiary education, recreation and sports, early years, families, children and youth supports, women’s and men’s programs, cultural group activities, Youth Justice and NDIS.

The Program and Role

Kurbingui’s Family and Kinship Care Program provides kinship care places with Flexible Support for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander children and young people aged 0-18 years with moderate to high level of support needs.

The Family Care Finder Program identifies kinship care arrangements for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people and subsequently provides flexible support to carers to ensure the placement stability and the individual needs of the children and young people are met.

The Support Worker supports the team with the allocation of activities to meet the support needs of carers. You will also support the team with engaging family and mapping family networks to increase a child or young person’s sense of belonging and connection.

Selection Criteria:

  1. Experience in the same or similar role.
  2. Knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander societies and their cultures, and a general understanding of the issues that are affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in contemporary Australian society.
  3. Demonstrated administration skills; including typing, data entry, taking minutes, report-writing.
  4. Demonstrated ability to effectively plan, organise and coordinate own workload; time management skills.
  5. Highly developed interpersonal, written, and verbal communication, consultation and liaison skills including the ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
  6. Demonstrated ability to work effectively as part of a team.
  7. Understanding of or exposure to child protection in Queensland including the significance of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Placement Principles, relevant legislation, policies and practices in relation to family and kinship care and support.
  8. Willing and able to work within a culturally competent context and Kurbingui Youth Development’s mission, vision and values.
  9. Willingness to participate in training and professional development.

Qualifications/ Certifications

  • Qualifications and/or equal professional experience in psychology, social work, community services, youth work, early childhood with a focus on child protection and/or family and kinship care.
  • Current Blue Card
  • Current Drivers Licence (QLD)
  • First Aid and CPR (desirable)
  • Willingness to undergo a Criminal History check

Based in Zillmere, we offer a competitive remuneration package in line with the ‘Fisher’ & ‘316 Regulation’ pay scale and other conditions in line with the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award.

Employment is conditional upon producing a current Blue Card as well as maintaining clear personal history screening checks prior to and throughout employment. You will be required to undergo a Criminal History check.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. Interviews will be held as soon as possible.

How to Apply

Address your application to Shana, Team Leader – Families. Your application must include a resume and a 1-2 page cover letter that includes a response to the Key Selection Criteria as listed above.

Applications that do not address the Key Selection Criteria will not be considered.

Please note: We review applications on a rolling basis, so we recommend getting your application in as soon as possible. 

To request a copy of the position description please email Tina Ridley using the subject line: PD request – Family, Kinship & Care Support Worker.

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