Current Opportunities

Current Opportunities

Family Preservation and Reunification Team Leader

Apply now Job no: 495401
Work type: Permanent Full Time
Location: Gippsland
Categories: Child, Youth and Families

  • Leading Community Services Organisation
  • Salary packaging, and competitive sector remuneration
  • Full-Time, Ongoing
  • Sale location

About the opportunity

The FPR team will bring an innovative, evidence-based wrap around service that will outreach to families with unborn and preschool children (0-5 years), and families with young adolescents (10-15 years). The FPR Response Team Leader’s supervisory and leadership experience, as well as strong child development training is key in leading a team of FPR Practitioners in providing a relational approach to support as part of the response. The FPR Response Team Leader’s duties include clinical and administrative supervision for FPR Practitioners, liaison with key collaborating agencies and coordinating ongoing evaluation and staff development for FPR Practitioners. The FPR Response Team Leader also supports the FPR Practitioners in providing an afterhours response with support from other agency supervisory staff through Uniting Gippsland’s After-Hours Roster.

The FPR Response Team Leader will work closely and respectfully with the Aboriginal Response Lead organisations, GEGAC and RDAC, to deliver a culturally safe, trauma informed and inclusive response for all children and families.

You can view the full position description here

About you

To be successful in your application you will meet the person specification in the position description, including having a University qualification in Social Work, Child Development, Psychology or a related subject area.

 You will also have:

  • Significant work experience in a relevant field which supports an understanding of key child development issues relating to young parents and their families who have complex needs
  • Demonstrated experience in leading and improving child and or parent focussed programs.
  • Demonstrated capacity to develop collaborative relationships across professional and organisational boundaries, as well as knowledge of relevant Community Service Organizations, local and State Government (DHHS) and the ability to network with these services.
  • Demonstrated ability to undertake complex casework with families and children who have experienced trauma.

How to apply

If this sounds like you, apply today by submitting the following

  • Cover Letter (1 page outlining your suitability according to the position description)
  • Current Resume (no more than 3 pages)
  • Address the Core selection criteria in the position description

Applications close Tuesday 3 August 2021

Get in touch

Linde Coggan – Senior Manager Care and Placement Services  

T: 03 5144 7777

About Uniting

At Uniting we are passionate about working together to inspire people, enliven communities and confront injustice. Visit us:

Uniting is a child safe organisation and is committed in everyday practice to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all children, at all times. As a ‘child safe’ organisation, employment with Uniting is subject to a satisfactory national (and international where relevant) police check and Working With Children Check (in Victoria) and/or Working With Vulnerable People Check (in Tasmania) prior to commencement of any paid or unpaid work and/or participation in any service or undertaking.

We work in solidarity with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as Australia’s First Peoples and as the traditional owners and custodians of this land. We celebrate diversity and value the lived experience of people of every ethnicity, faith, age, disability, culture, language, gender identity, sex and sexual orientation. We welcome lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, gender diverse and non-binary, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ+) people at our services. We pledge to provide inclusive and non-discriminatory services.


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