Current Opportunities

Current Opportunities

Orange Door Practitioner

Apply now Job no: 514421
Work type: Maximum Term Full Time
Location: Sunbury, Broadmeadows
Categories: Child, Youth and Families

  • Provide support + be the initial contact point for children, young people & families seeking support
  • Increase your take home pay with up to $15,900 in salary packaging benefits.
  • Full-time, Maximum Term position until 30 June 2024, based in Sunbury  
About the opportunity

As a Practitioner, you will work as a member of the Orange Door team to deliver quality, safe and effective responses to children, young people and families seeking support through the Orange Door Support and Safety Hub. In this role, you will be an initial point of contact and be responsible for screening, triaging and assessing clients, offering crisis intervention, and coordinating referrals in accordance with program guidelines and relevant risk assessment frameworks.

Click here to view the Position Description.

What’s on offer

Full-time, Maximum term position until 30 June 2024, based in Sunbury.

In addition to base salary plus superannuation, you’ll also receive 17.5% leave loading and access to the full $15,900 salary packaging benefits.

Paid Parental Leave for up to 10 weeks. 

10% discount on Kindergarten and Childcare at Uniting Early Learning Services.

About you

You are looking to join an organisation that truly supports vulnerable Victorians and Tasmanians to improve their lives.

To be successful in this role, the ideal candidate will have:

  • A Bachelor of Social Work or equivalent qualification.  
  • OR have a minimum of 5 years relevant professional experience
  • OR hold significant cultural knowledge and experience or lived experience, and have faced barriers to educational pathways as per the mandatory minimum qualifications for family violence practitioners
  • Current Victorian Driver’s License
  • Demonstrated ability as a practitioner in the child, youth and family welfare field including experience in undertaking comprehensive risk and needs assessments and risk management responses
  • A commitment to the family-centered approach and the family strengthening and empowerment models of practice
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the ‘Best Interests’ framework, CYFA 2005, Family Violence Protection Act 2008, FVISS, CISS and MARAM frameworks is desirable
  • Understanding of the gendered nature of family violence
How to apply

Apply today by uploading the following as part of your application:

  • Cover letter (1 page outlining your suitability according to the person specification in the position description)
  • Current resume (no more than 3 pages).

Please note, interviews may commence prior to application’s closing.

Get in touch

For more information or a confidential discussion about the role, please contact Valerie Ayres-Wearne – Senior Manager – Parenting and Family Hume Moreland Alliance at (during business hours).

About Uniting

At Uniting we are passionate about working together to inspire people, enliven communities and confront injustice. We have a 5,000 strong workforce of employees and volunteers who deliver a diverse range of services across Victoria and Tasmania.

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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.

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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