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Kinship Liaison Officer - Metro

Aboriginal Family Support Services
  • Salary Range - $82,063 - $88,307 | Full time
  • Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply

Your new employer

Aboriginal Family Support Services is a lead, Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation that has been providing services to Aboriginal families and communities across South Australia for over 40 years.

Your new role

Aboriginal Kinship Care delivers a state-wide, culturally responsive service that includes assessment, training, advocacy, support and referral services to kinship carers who are caring for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people. Through this program, kinship carers will be well supported and well placed to keep the Aboriginal children in their care safe, healthy and connected to their Aboriginal cultures and communities.

Who we are looking for

You will be passionate about advocating for and improving the lives of Aboriginal children and their health and wellbeing. You will provide support to kinship carers who look after children and young people who come into care. You will work with kinship carers and help them find solutions to provide safety and improved wellbeing for the children in their care.

You will have a strong commitment to social justice. You will be energetic, engaging, and able to persevere in the face of adversity. To succeed in this demanding but rewarding role you will need strong relationship building and communication skills. 

You will need

  • A South Australian Working with Children Check (WWCC)
  • A NDIS Employment Clearance
  • A current Drivers Licence
  • A Safe Environments for Children and Young People – Through their Eyes Certificate
  • Eligibility to work in Australia
  • Confirmation of being fully vaccinated for COVID-19

Don’t have a WWCC? You can apply on-line at www.sa.gov.au/screening.

Ideally you will also have

A minimum level qualification Cert IV with demonstrated relevant sector experience or tertiary qualifications in Social Sciences, Social Work, Community Services and related fields are desirable. Working in a not-for-profit agency you can salary sacrifice to increase your take home pay.

Please click 'Apply Now' to submit your application.

We look forward to receiving your application, however if you do not provide a 2-page cover letter addressing your skills and experience against the Job and Person Specification we will not consider your application. AFSS reserves the right to commence interviews prior to closing date and may fill the roles if suitable candidates are identified.

A position description is attached.

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