Care Worker (Identified)


'Keeping Our Generations Growing Strong'

Wuchopperen is a Community Controlled Aboriginal Health Organisation providing holistic health care services to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people of Cairns.

Culturally Appropriate Foster & Kinship Care Service

Full Time

Based in Cairns

The position is responsible for providing quality and culturally appropriate placements for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people in out of home care.  This is achieved through supporting carers, with the ultimate goal of securing and maintaining a stable placement during the child or young person’s time in care.

The position would be suitable for applicants who have experience and knowledge of working with Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander children and their families in the area of child protection.

The above is an Identified position. It is a genuine occupational requirement that an Identified position be filled by an Aboriginal person or Torres Strait Islander person, as permitted by and arguable under section 25, 104 and 105 of the Queensland Anti-Discrimination Act (1991).

To be eligible for interview, applicants must respond to the selection criteria in the position description and provide an identified reference; applicants who do not provide this will not be considered.

Benefits of working with Wuchopperen:

  • Generous salary sacrifice benefits
  • 5 Weeks annual leave
  • Commitment to professional development
  • Private Health Care Corporate Rate
  • 11.5% Superannuation Contribution

Applicants for the above position will:

  • Demonstrate relevant experience and/or qualifications
  • Possess a current driver’s licence
  • Possess, or be eligible for, a Blue Card (for suitability to work with children and young people)
  • Consent to a broader criminal history check, where relevant

How to Apply:

Please download the Position Description for more information.

Closing date for applications:  5pm on Monday 29 April 2019

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.


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