Current Opportunities

Current Opportunities

Social Worker – Keeping Connected Sibling Support

Apply now Job no: 496107
Work type: Maximum Term Part Time
Location: Melbourne South
Categories: Child, Youth and Families

  • Leading community services organisation
  • Salary packaging and competitive sector remuneration
  • Part time 3 days per week (flexibility on days)
  • Initially a maximum term until 31 August 2021
  • Based at Dandenong

About the opportunity

We have an exciting opportunity for a social worker to join our Keeping Connected Sibling Support and Placement Service Program. The service provides flexible support to vulnerable sibling groups in out of home care, particularly in foster and kinship care arrangements. The program aims to keep sibling groups together in a home based care setting and prevent children and young people from being placed in residential care unnecessarily.

The Social Worker is responsible for developing child focused and safe contact plans for sibling groups who reside in out of home care, but do not live together. The role will provide assessment, information and advice to care teams to achieve desired outcomes for children and young people.

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 Bachelor of Social Work or equivalent qualification.

You will also have:

  • Demonstrated experience supporting children and/or young people residing in out of home care, particularly sibling groups
  • Experience working with children and/or young people who have experienced past trauma and abuse
  • Excellent risk assessment and risk management skills
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal

How to apply

If this sounds like you, find out more about this role or apply today. Please upload the following as part of your application:

  • Cover letter (outlining your suitability according to the position description)
  • Current resume

Applications close Tuesday 22 June 2021

Get in touch

Sanne Houter – Team Leader, Keeping Connected Sibling Support & Placement Service

T: 0423 758 635 (during business hours only)

About Uniting

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

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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 relevant Working with Children Check in your State 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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