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Organisation : Uniting

Location : Melbourne

Work type : Full-time

Salary type : Other

Application closing date : 22 Oct, 2020

About the role

  • Salary packaging, and competitive sector remuneration
  • Work with families to actively engage parents, children and young people to make a difference in their lives
  • Full-time, ongoing role based in Reservoir

About the opportunity

Stronger Families provides a therapeutic model of assessment, intervention, case management support to enable children and young people at imminent risk of being placed in care for the first time to remain at home, or to reunify families when safe to do so. 

The Stronger Families Case Worker works with parents, children, young people and families who can be difficult to engage. By undertaking ongoing holistic assessments and interventions, identifying strengths and risks in line with the Best Interests Case Practice Frameworks, the Case Worker has the ability to actively engage with the allocated families.

About you

We would love to hear from you if you have

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications in Social Work or equivalent including Psychology, Family Therapy, Youth or Early Childhood Development.
  • Demonstrated experience working with children and young people at risk and vulnerable families.
  • Demonstrated skills in working with dis-empowered and vulnerable families, including capacity to engage clients and work with clients to bring about change.
  • Demonstrated experience and an understanding of the issues involved in casework with children, young people and families from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and Aboriginal families.
  • Knowledge and experience of a range of relevant intervention strategies and frameworks.
  • Demonstrated ability to meet timelines, targets and other key deliverables with excellent report writing skills are essential.

How to apply

If this sounds like you, apply today by submitting the below:

  • Cover Letter (1 page outlining your suitability by addressing the key/core selection criteria according to the position description)
  • Current Resume (no more than 3 pages)

Applications close on Thursday 22 October 2020

Get in touch

For more information about this role, please contact Amie Turner, Team Leader –

About Uniting
At Uniting we are passionate about working together to inspire people, enliven communities and confront injustice.

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Uniting is a child safe organisation and is committed in everyday practice to ensure the safety and well-being 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.

We seek to work in solidarity with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as Australia’s First Peoples and as the traditional owners and custodians of this land. We celebrate diversity and value the lived experience of people of every ethnicity, faith, age, disability, culture, language, gender identity, sex and sexual orientation. We welcome lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, gender diverse and non-binary, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ+) people at our services. We pledge to provide inclusive and non-discriminatory services.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Uniting

How to apply

Applications not allowed for this job listing.

Please quote in application: Case Worker, Stronger Families (PAKT) via Pro Bono Australia.



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