Caseworker Kinship Care (Mildura)

Location: Mildura
Tenure: Full time
Salary: $50,310 - $55,310 per annum
Closing Date: 5pm Monday January 21, 2019
Enquiries: MDAS Human Resources (03) 5018 4100

Position Description
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Job Description:
The objectives of the Kinship Care Service are:
To enhance and build on the available informal and formal family and community supports for Aboriginal children living in kinship family arrangements;
To assist extended family networks to provide the best possible kinship care arrangements for children unable to live with their own parents with the minimum level of professional supervision intervention from the formal service system; and
To assist with the establishment, monitoring and support of the kinship care placements arranged for the most vulnerable Aboriginal children as a result of child protection involvement to ensure that they meet each child’s ongoing safety, stability and developmental needs.
The Kinship Care Case Worker is responsible for providing the following services:
Information and advice including coordination of kinship carer’s groups;
Kinship Family Service providing, long term support to Kinship Care Arrangements, including Carer supervision; and
Kinship placement and support services for statutory placements arranged by Child Protection including, placement establishment support and case contracted case management. 
The Kinship Care Case Worker will be required to case manage cases from other Out of Home Care Programs as directed by the Team Leader.
Travel between all MDAS locations including overnight travel to maximise work schedules may be required from time

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