About the role
About the opportunity
The purpose of the Families First program is to provide intensive in-home family preservation services by working alongside families to address identified protective concerns and enhance family functioning.
Providing an intensive outreach service to families in their environment, the Case Worker works in partnership with the Child Protection worker and is responsible for providing a comprehensive assessment and intervention report at closure of the intervention, and regular updates throughout.
Working on 2 interventions at any one time, the aim of the Families First Case Worker is to prevent unnecessary out-of-home care for children and young people, while ensuring their safety and wellbeing.
With previous experience in a similar role, you will have a strong understanding of the issues involved in casework with children, young people and their families from CALD backgrounds and Aboriginal families. You will have proven knowledge and experience across a range of relevant intervention strategies and frameworks including children’s developmental needs, child abuse and neglect, parent skill development, the cycle of violence, reflective child and family work practices.
Critical to this role is your ability to undertake assessments that identify the needs, strengths and risks in families and individuals, along with the ability to formulate recommendations that focus on the safety of the child, family functioning and parental wellbeing. With experience working in a deadline driven environment, you work well under pressure and have demonstrated experience meeting timelines and targets.
Relevant tertiary qualifications in Social Work or equivalent including Psychology, Family Therapy, Youth or Early Childhood Development are essential to this role.
About the organisation
At Uniting we are passionate about working together to inspire people, enliven communities and confront injustice.
We are proud to have been part of local communities for over 100 years delivering services across Victoria and Tasmania. With a team of 7,000 skilled and committed individuals we provide over 770 programs and services to people of all ages to learn, thrive and enjoy a healthy, happy life. We’re there for children, families, people with disability, older people and those experiencing homelessness, mental illness or drug and alcohol addiction.
Uniting is looking for great people who, like us, celebrate diversity and welcome everyone regardless of ethnicity, faith, sexual orientation and gender identity.
How to apply for this role
If this sounds like you, apply today by submitting the below:
- Cover Letter (1 page outlining your suitability according to the position description)
- Current Resume (no more than 3 pages)
- Address the key/core selection criteria as per the position description
Applications close on Thursday 26 September 2019
Get in touch
Contact Amie Turner, Team Leader, on 8470 5000 for a confidential discussion
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 Working With Children Check (in Victoria) and/or Working With Vulnerable People Check (in Tasmania) 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.
Please quote in application: Case Worker - Parents and Kids Together (PAKT) via Pro Bono Australia.