Current Opportunities

Current Opportunities

Senior Family Services Practitioner (Family Violence)

Apply now Job no: 509745
Work type: Permanent Full Time
Location: Melbourne North
Categories: Child, Youth and Families

  • Leading Community Services Organisation
  • Salary packaging, and competitive sector remuneration
  • Full-time, ongoing position based in Broadmeadows

About the opportunity

This Senior Practitioner (Family Violence) will provide child centred, family focused case management to families with complex needs who are experiencing high risk family violence (elevated & serious risk assessment) to improve their safety and wellbeing, including with parents and adolescents (where appropriate) who use violence in the home.

About you

To be successful in this role, you will have a minimum of tertiary qualifications in Social Work, Psychology, Welfare or a related discipline is essential and;

  • Demonstrated skills and experience in working with disempowered and vulnerable children, young people, parents/carers and families, for three to five years.
  • Capacity to engage clients and establish effective helping relationships.
  • Understanding of the multiple and complex issues involved in casework with vulnerable children, young people and families being allocated to Family Services from.
  • A minimum of three years in working with families experiencing family violence.
  • Advanced understanding and experience in applying contemporary family violence theoretical frameworks in the intervention with vulnerable children, young people and their parents with complex needs (including the MARAM brief, intermediate and comprehensive tool). Experience in working with parents who use violence and adolescent violence in the home.

How to apply

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

  • Cover letter (1 page outlining your suitability according to the Download File position description)
  • Current resume (no more than 3 pages)

Applications close on Friday, 31 March 2023

Get in touch

For more information about the role, please contact Val Ayers-Wearne, Senior Manager on

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 in Victoria 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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