Current Opportunities

Current Opportunities

Principal Practitioner

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Work type: Permanent Part Time
Location: Blackburn, Croydon
Categories: Child, Youth and Families

  • Leading community services organisation
  • Salary packaging options to increase take home pay
  • Permanent part time | 3 days per week
  • Based at Blackburn/Croydon
About the opportunity

The Principal Practitioner role is a key strategic position embedding a culture of practice excellence in Uniting’s eastern metropolitan division. You will work closely with frontline staff and leaders to strengthen practice through a trauma-informed lens, integrating theory and research into case advice and guidance. The position is based within the Eastern Leadership Team, providing opportunities for peer support, development, and reflection. 

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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). As well as offering a 10% discount on Kindergarten and Childcare at Uniting Early Learning Services.

About you

You ideally possess postgraduate qualifications in psychology or social work with significant experience working with either children, young people, or families who have histories of complex trauma and social disadvantage, often across generations.

You are passionate about collaborating with frontline staff and leaders around complex cases, facilitating opportunities to learn and reflect to create the best possible outcomes for clients. You have an exceptional understanding of trauma-informed practice and therapeutic care, and an ability to explain that understanding to others. You understand relationships are central to the work we do and you are not afraid to be imaginative when considering paths to recovery.

How to apply

Apply today by uploading the following as part of your application and we’ll be in touch shortly:

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

Applications will be assessed as they come through and interviews may be held prior to applications closing so please do not delay in submitting your application.

Get in touch

If you have any questions about this opportunity, please contact Lee-anne Chapman – Group Manager East on 0478 459 996 (during business hours) or Claire Stanley – Service-Wide Principal Practitioner on 0422 988 803.

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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