Finding Kin Practitioner

Job Description

The Opportunity 

We are currently seeking an enthusiastic Finding Kin Practitioner to join our Foster and Kinship Care program.

The purpose of this position is to explore and assess kinship, family and significant other adults in the lives of young people in care, to increase the number of young people in kinship care and to decrease the number of young people in non-family-based care; in particular, to reduce the number of children and young people under 12 years of age in non-family-based care

What you'll need 

  • Experience in Child Protection and delivering Foster and Kinship Care services to children and families. 
  • Tertiary qualification in a relevant field (e.g. Social Work, Psychology or Social Science)  
  • Current drivers’ license. 
  • A current Blue Card or willingness to make an application for one 
  • Must also be willing to undergo a personal history check under the provision of the Child Protection Act 1999 in relation to Licensing of Care Services 
  • Certificate IV in Assessment and Workplace Training is desirable. 

Further information on this position can be obtained by viewing the attached position description. Should you require additional / specific details about the role, please contact as per the details below.   

Please note: To ensure the health and safety of our people and clients, residents, patients and people we serve at UnitingCare Queensland. All staff are required to comply with the statutory and Government requirements, such as public health directions, and UnitingCare’s vaccination policy requirements, with respect to COVID-19. The successful applicant must be able to meet UnitingCare’s mandate of receiving 2 doses + booster of the approved Covid-19 vaccine or provide Covid-19 Certificate before commencing employment. 

Supporting you to support others 

Family and Disability Services is a respected industry leader and one of Queensland’s largest community service providers, with a wide range of services that provide support to vulnerable individuals, families and communities in metropolitan, regional and remote locations across the State. We’re proudly not-for-profit and offer you:    

  • Access to salary packaging & meal and entertainment benefits 
  • Flexible work arrangements to support work-life balance 
  • Employee assistance, health & wellness programs 
  • Values-based culture & rewards and recognition 
  • Ongoing learning & development 

Ready to work together?  

Our application process takes less than 15 minutes – Click the ‘APPLY’ button below to be taken to our online application process and upload your resume and cover letter. 

Our team are available to answer any questions you may have. We’ll do our best to get back to you 2 weeks from the closing date. 

Our approach is simple –everybody is welcome here. At UnitingCare, diversity is at the core of our who we are, our mission and our values. We are committed to providing equal opportunities to all employees no matter their gender, race, culture, sexual orientation, disability or gender identity.  

We know that when our people feel respected and valued, we empower them to share that within the communities we serve and to provide the very best care. We highly encourage applications from people who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander.