Kinship and Foster Care Officer

Job type: Member Organisation Job, Part Time

Yulu-Burri-Ba is currently seeking a highly motivated Kinship & Foster Care Officer to join our Kinship & Foster Care Team!

Yulu-Burri-Ba Aboriginal Corporation for Community Health is an Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander community-controlled organisation based throughout the Bayside area. We are responsible for providing safe, friendly, confidential and culturally appropriate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander services in line with community needs and consistent with relevant National standards and State health frameworks, models and directions.

It is a genuine occupational requirement, under Anti-Discrimination Act 1991, Section 25 that this role be filled by a person who identifies as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person.

Please note:  To be considered for and appointed to any position at Yulu-Burri-Ba, you must: have a Blue Card Working with Children Check (Paid Blue Card)



The Kinship & Foster Care Program recruits, teaches, reviews and supports Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander carers. We seek to place Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander children with the right carers ensuring they remain connected with their cultural identity and keep relationships with their families and community. The Program supports placements in line with the five core elements of the Child Placement Principle – prevention, partnership, connection, placement and participation.

You will be responsible for the provision of high quality, culturally appropriate support to kinship and foster carers to meet the identified needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people placed in their care. This is an outreach role, based at our Capalaba Family Services Hub.


  • Certificate III in Youth Work, and/or Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander Primary Health and/or equivalent relevant experience
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Experience in overseeing and coordinating case management processes and procedures.
  • Experience working with the community sector and in a range of partnerships.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with a wide range of groups and people and gain cooperation and assistance from others.
  • Ability to develop rapport with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and provide support in a culturally sensitive way
  • Ability to liaise and work with local communities and relevant Government and non-Government organisations
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills, including demonstrating liaison, advocacy, and negotiation skills
  • A high level of communication skills including oral, written and computer-based literacy skills



  • Travel across Yulu-Burri-Ba clinics (Capalaba, Wynnum and North Stradbroke Island) may be required
  • Current C Class Drivers Licence (Qld) – essential


Yulu-Burri-Ba values the contributions of all staff and is committed to providing an inclusive workplace where all staff feel accepted, included, and welcomed. Our Employees enjoy a variety of benefits including:

  • Competitive salary
  • Company that is focused on improving the health and wellbeing of our community
  • Four weeks of annual leave per year
  • Additional paid personal leave.

For further information email

To apply: Please apply via SEEK with a one-page covering letter advising why you are the best person for the role and a copy of your current resume.

Applications close Monday 6 November 2023

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