- Leading community services organisation
- Salary packaging options to increase take home pay
- Passionate team with supportive leadership
- Part time (9 days per fortnight) | Ongoing
About the opportunity
The Family Services Program supports families who are experiencing high levels of stress and difficulties that impact on parenting, family life and children’s well being. Responding to referrals from The Orange Door, the program provides assertive outreach and home based supports.
In a typical day, a Family Services Practitioner might:
- Use a creative approach to arrange a visit with a reluctant new family
- Build rapport to carry out a strengths and risk assessment in the client’s home or child’s school
- Review with your supervisor plans to support a family’s goals
- Consult with Child Protection
- Discuss a difficult case with your team members in a Reflective Practice meeting
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What’s on offer
Join an organisation where we don’t just provide a service. We use our connections, our size, our scale, and our knowledge to push into places where we feel like we should be doing more.
In addition to a salary and superannuation, you’ll also receive 17.5% leave loading and access to the full $15,900 salary packaging benefits to increase your take home pay. We also offer paid parental leave to eligible employees (up to 10 weeks for primary carers and up to 2 weeks for secondary carers).
To be successful in your application you will meet the person specification in the position description, including having a relevant tertiary qualification in Social Work, Psychology or a related discipline.
You will also have:
- An understanding of the Children, Youth and Families Act 2005 and Best Interest Principles
- Demonstrated experience in undertaking risk assessments and planning appropriate intervention strategies
- A strengths-based, child-centered approach to case management
- Capacity to work flexibly and innovatively to meet the needs of families, children and young people
- 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 (briefly outlining your suitability for the position)
- Current resume
You will also be asked to address key selection criteria questions on the application form.
Applications will be assessed as they come through as we’re keen to engage with someone. Please note interviews may be held prior to applications closing.
Get in touch
If you have any questions about this opportunity, please contact Amy Shaheen – Team Leader, Family Services on 0402 324 655 (during business hours).
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.