Current Opportunities

Current Opportunities

Children and Young Person's Practice Leader

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Work type: Maximum Term Full Time
Location: Melbourne East
Categories: Child, Youth and Families

  • Leading Community Services Organisation
  • Salary packaging, and competitive sector remuneration
  • Full Time | Maximum Term until 10 November 2023
  • Based at Box Hill
About the opportunity

The Children and Young Person’s Practice Leader is a key leadership role in the Inner East Orange Door (Support and Safety Hub). The Practice Leader provides expert practice leadership and staff development on engaging children and young people, assessing risk and needs for the infant, child, young person and family, and supporting interventions for infants, children and young people impacted by family violence and/or experiencing vulnerabilities due to other factors.

The role will proactively build the capability across The Orange Door workforce as a whole, working collaboratively to engage with children and young people to ensure that the experiences and voices of children and young people inform the service response in line with The Orange Door Service Model and Best Interests Case Practice Model. 

Click here to view position description: Download File PD - Children and Young Person's Practice Leader - Orange Door.pdf

About you

To be successful in your application, you will be passionate about making a difference in the lives of children, young people and families, have a sound understanding of child and family vulnerability, along with the gendered nature of family violence. You will be values driven and have significant professional clinical experience at a senior level. Relevant qualification(s) in Social Work, Psychology or a related discipline is essential.

You will be highly collaborative, with the ability to form effective working relationships across various levels within and external to Uniting and partner organisations. The ideal candidate will also have well-developed change management skills and be committed to fostering and driving a culture of innovation and clinical excellence.

How to apply

If this sounds like you, apply today by submitting the below.

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

Applications close on Thursday 16 February 2023 however interviews may be held before the closing date.

Get in touch

For more information or question regarding the role, please contact:

Louise Cunningham – Senior Manager, Child, Youth and Families East
T: 0422 806 063 (during business hours)

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. It is a condition of employment that all eligible workforce receive the COVID-19 vaccination and supporting evidence may be requested in order to perform duties at any of Uniting’s workplaces.

Uniting is also committed to equal opportunity and ensuring the workplace is reflective of the community. We encourage people from different backgrounds to apply, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with a disability.

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