Practitioner Kinship Team VIC Baptcare


Practitioner – Kinship Care Case Management & Support

Part-time – contracted until 30th June 2024

Sunshine, VIC


About Us

At Baptcare, we care. Our Mission and Vision are lived through our WE CARE Values: for our residents, customers, clients, partners, and supporters; with the very young through to the very old, the vulnerable, with families through all of life’s stages and challenges.

Baptcare is a purpose driven organisation working across Victoria, Tasmania, and South Australia. Focused on providing residential and community care for older people and support to children, families, and people with disability, financially disadvantaged people and people seeking asylum.

Our Values are Wellbeing, Ethics, Co-creating, Accountability, Respect and Effectiveness​. ​


About the Role

The Practitioner sits within the Kinship Team providing case management and support to Kinship Care (kith and kin), placements made by the Department of Families, Fairness and Housing (DFFH), and voluntary kinship placements across the Brimbank and Melton local government areas.

A key focus of the role is to work in partnership with Child Protection and other support services, and kinship carers to provide support to vulnerable children, young people, as well as their kinship 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.


About You

You are passionate about continuing to grow your career in the Family and Community Services space. Solutions focused and up for making a difference, you align your approach to strategy to achieve organisational and divisional goals.

You will be friendly, caring, confident and resilient. A true professional who genuinely wants the best for your clients. 

You will ideally bring the following:

  • Tertiary Qualifications in Social Work, Psychology, or other relevant Human Services qualification and/or experience
  • 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
  • Knowledge and experience of maintaining positive working relationships with DFFH and other professionals and families in challenging situations
  • Excellent written and verbal English communication skills, including, negotiation, persuasion, and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt to meet a changing environment and needs of carer and/or client group while maintaining focus on delivery outcomes
  • Understanding of evidence- based knowledge and implementation of therapeutic models and theories to develop skill-based interventions that enable positive change
  • Demonstrated expertise in responding creatively to the needs of children and young people with highly complex issues
  • Demonstrated ability to adjust to meet the changing situations and needs of the staff, and client group while maintain focus on delivery and follow-through
  • Sound stakeholder management and the ability to build and maintain strong, credible relationships with relevant stakeholders
  • Strong computer skills and use of Microsoft office Suite.
  • Willingness to obtain a Police check through Baptcare
  • Current Working With Children Check
  • Victorian Driver’s License
  • Minimum two doses of Covid-19 vaccination or willingness to obtain before commencement


For You

Baptcare is focused on living our values, not just talking about them. You’ll find the culture at Baptcare is one of genuine respect, support, and positive intention. We work hard to achieve results through change, continuous improvement, and ongoing focus on providing the best service delivery to our stakeholders. 

Further, the successful candidate will receive:

  • Work with a supportive and dynamic team.
  • A competitive salary, plus access to the tax benefits of salary packaging and novated leasing.
  • Career and development opportunities.
  • Access to confidential counselling and support services.
  • Flexible working within a local community.
  • Be part of an organisation and a team that is driven to make a difference to the lives of our vulnerable community members.


How to Apply

Click ‘Apply Now’ to submit your application. 

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

  • Applicants must have the right to work in Australia.
  • The successful applicant will be required to undergo a National Criminal History check.
  • Must have had or be willing to get two doses of the COVID vaccination

If you require support with the application process, please contact Georgie on [email protected]

Baptcare is committed to building a respectful and inclusive workplace, appointing the best person for the role, and supporting diversity. We welcome applicants who may require adjustments.

Baptcare is dedicated to the safety, empowerment and participation of all children. We have zero tolerance of child abuse and are committed to a thoughtful, protective environment that supports infants, children and young people to feel safe and respected.