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Organisation : Uniting

Location : Melbourne

Work type : Contract/Temporary

Salary type : Other

Application closing date : 22 Oct, 2020

About the role

  • Leading Community Services Organisation
  • Salary packaging, and competitive sector remuneration
  • Full Time, Maximum Term (until June 2021)

About the opportunity

Family Services works with vulnerable children, young people and their families who are being impacted upon by disadvantage including poverty, trauma, substance abuse, mental health and family violence and are potentially at risk of becoming involved with the Child Protection system or are already involved with child protection.

This role has been created to increase Uniting’s capacity to provide family services responses to families impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. It has been established according to guidelines set out in the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Family Services COVID-19 Response plan. The role is based with existing placement prevention and reunification programs such as Stronger Families, Families First, Youth Counselling and Youth Support & Advocacy.

About you

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Minimum tertiary qualifications in Social Work, Psychology, Welfare or a related discipline is essential
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in working with dis-empowered and vulnerable people
  • Capacity to engage clients and establish effective, helping relationships
  • Undertake strength based assessments, needs analysis, development of intervention plans and work with clients to bring about change
  • Working with culturally and linguistically diverse communities.
  • Understanding of the issues involved in casework with children, young people and families.
  • Knowledge and experience of a range of relevant intervention strategies and frameworks including children’s developmental needs, parent skill development, working with diversity, drug and alcohol recovery, the cycle of violence, crisis planning and family and broader systems.

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, PAKT – amie.turner@vt.uniting.org

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

Visit us: www.unitingvictas.org.au

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: COVID-19 Case Worker via Pro Bono Australia.


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