Placement Worker

Employer: UnitingCare Queensland

Region: Moreton Bay

Closing Date: 29 April 2020

Job Description:

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We are currently seeking an experienced Placement Worker to join our Foster and Kinship Care program on a Fixed Term Full Time basis for 12 months. This role is based in Redcliffe and services the Moreton Bay, North Coast District.

This is a rewarding and challenging role where you will have a significant opportunity to make a positive difference in the lives of children, young people, carers and families.

The Role

The purpose of this role is to provide support and case management to Foster and Kinship Carers and the children and young people in their care. The primary responsibilities are to assist with intake/referrals, assist with the delivery of quality care training for carer applicants and the matching of children to carer households.

About you

  • 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 licence.
  • A current Blue Card or willingness to make an application for one
  • Must also be willing to undergo a personal history checks 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.


base salary (PA51-PA53) + super+ salary packaging + employee benefits

The UnitingCare salary packaging program offers employees the opportunity to significantly increase their take home pay. For more information please refer to or visit the AccessPay website (

To Apply:

So don’t hesitate! Take the next step in your career with UnitingCare and apply now by submitting your cover letter, selection criteria and resume!

We work hard to make our services welcoming and safe for every person. We are united in keeping children, young people and the elderly safe from harm, within our services, workplaces and the communities we support. We are committed to speaking up loudly for their safety.

At UnitingCare, we believe in the strength of a diverse and inclusive workforce to help us achieve the best outcomes for the communities in which we operate and serve. We highly encourage applications from people who identify as a part of the Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Community.