Kummara & Infinity Community Solutions (KICS) Kinship & Foster Care Service & Family Care Finder.
KICS Kinship & Foster Care focuses on securing stable and enduring kinship & foster care placements for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander children and young people in the context of their whole family.
KICS Kinship focuses on securing stable and enduring kinship placements for children and young people in the context of their whole family.
KICS Family Care Finder focuses on identifying kinship placements and connections for children and young people in the context of their whole family and community.
KICS is a partnership service delivered by Kummara Association Inc. & Infinity Community Solutions Ltd.
KICS is a child and young person centred, whole-of-family focused out-of-home care service resting on the foundation practice framework of the Family Partnership Model. The service provides out-of-home care support while maintaining a whole-of-family lens focused on wellbeing, attachment and bonding through case management and the application of family-led decision making principles.
The Kinship and Kinship & Foster Care Support Worker roles will assess, train, support and monitor the Statement of Standards of Care for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander and non-Aboriginal & Torres Strait children and young people in placements with Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander kinship & foster care in Brisbane district. This includes provision of primary and respite placement assessments, regular home visits to monitor the Statements of Standards of Care and provide support, afterhours on-call support, negotiating carer placement agreements and formulating Placement Care Plans to guide care provision in line with the Departmental Case Plan.
The role also involves family care finding and kin mapping. This involves contact with children and young people, parents, family and community to identify kin who may be able to provide a primary or short break placement option for the child or young person or increase and strengthen family and cultural connections and identity.
To be successful in this position, you will:
- hold or be working towards completion of a diploma in child, youth or family intervention or tertiary qualification in psychology, social work, counselling or a related field (essential)
- experience working in the child protection or family support sector
- have experience delivering training and completing Social Assessments
- be highly committed, resourceful and have a passion for delivering a high standard of service
- have a good working knowledge of relevant legislation impacting the Child Protection sector & associated government initiatives across Queensland
- hold a Current C class Australian driving license as you will be required to regularly drive a company vehicle (essential)
- be fully vaccinated against Covid in line with ATAGI requirements
People from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
New graduates are encouraged to apply.
More about the organisations:
Kummara Association Inc. is an Indigenous organisation established in 1999 to provide support to vulnerable families at risk. The organisation’s objective is to support the long-term wellbeing and resilience of Indigenous children and families. Kummara offers many programs and works in partnership with families for the achievement of independence and strengthening of the family’s capabilities. We believe in the strengths of family and community and have developed a strong reputation for engaging and supporting our community.
Infinity Community Solutions Ltd is a boutique secular social purpose organisation, motivated to make a difference in the lives of individuals. We strive to provide professional, evidence based services, specifically designed to enable individuals to reach their full potential, and live rich and fulfilled lives. www.infinitycs.org.au
To apply – send a cover letter and resume as soon as possible. Shortlisting will take place weekly.