Current Opportunities

Current Opportunities

Complex Needs Specialist Practitoner

Apply now Job no: 514729
Work type: Maximum Term Full Time
Location: Cranbourne
Categories: Child, Youth and Families

  • Leading community services organisation
  • Salary packaging options to increase take home pay
  • Full time | Maximum Term (until June 2024)
  • Work from home up to 2 days per week
About the opportunity

We have a new opportunity for a Practitioner with experience in disability, psychology or social work fields to join our Family Preservation and Reunification Program. The Complex Needs Specialist Practitioner will provide intensive support to families of children who present with highly complex behaviours due to disability, and are in voluntary care or at risk of requiring care.

As a Complex Needs Specialist Practitioner you will:

  • Undertake therapeutic assessments of children & families underpinned by a range of theoretical approaches
  • Develop action plans for children & their families where complex disability support needs are identified
  • Develop parenting strategies that will support strengthening and stabilising of the family
  • Support families to navigate the NDIS
  • Advocate for families to engage in identified disability services

Click here to view the full position description.

What’s on offer

A true hybrid work environment that will see you work from the office at least 3 days / week (your choice if more). Some face-to-face interaction is important, particularly in our line of business.

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

About you

To be successful in your application you will meet the person specification in the position description, including having a tertiary qualification in social work, psychology, disability or a related discipline.

You will also have:

  • Knowledge and experience working directly with children and young people with highly complex behaviours due to disability
  • Experience in working with the NDIS, assisting with applications and advocating for package options for families who have a child with a disability
  • Demonstrated case management experience within the disability and/or child, youth and family welfare field
  • A trauma informed and family strengthening case practice approach
  • Well-developed communication, organisation and time management skills
How to apply

Apply today upload the following as part of your application and we'll be in touch shortly:

  • Cover Letter (outlining your suitability according to 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 Leanne Longmuir – Team Leader, Family Services on 03 5990 8400 or Bask Cassar – Manager, Child & Family Services South on 03 8792 8999.

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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