About the role
About the opportunity
Our Reconnect program uses community-based early intervention services to assist young people aged 12 to 18 years (12 to 21 years for newly arrived youth) who are homeless, or at risk of homelessness, and their families.
The Case Worker is responsible providing effective case work to young people and their families to assist reconciliation between young homeless people, or those at risk of homelessness, and their family.
The Case Worker will have the ability to apply a range of interventions, including individual and family support, counselling, and mediation.
Additionally, the role will include facilitating early intervention groups to prevent youth homelessness in collaboration with schools and other services.
As an experienced case worker, you will have demonstrated skill in the following areas:
- Undertaking strength based assessments and needs analysis
- Developing intervention plans
- Working with clients to bring about change
You will have an in-depth understanding of the issues involved in casework with young people, children and their families. With previous experience in working with dis-empowered and vulnerable people, you will have a strong capacity to establish effective helping relationships, in particular with culturally and linguistically diverse communities.
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 Monday 23 September 2019
Get in touch
Contact Paul Huggett, Team Leader, on 8401 0121 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 – Reconnect via Pro Bono Australia.