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Organisation : Uniting

Location : Melbourne (Dandenong)

Work type : Part-time, Contract/Temporary

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 23 Nov, 2020

About the role

  • Leading community services organisation
  • Salary packaging and competitive sector remuneration
  • Part time 4 days per week | Maximum term opportunity
  • Based at Dandenong

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced social worker to join our Child and Family Services Program. The position is part time, maximum term until 30 June 2021, working 4 days per week across two rewarding roles:

  • Senior Family Services Practitioner – 2 days per week
  • Mother Safe Child Safe Coordinator – 2 days per week

The Family Services Program supports families who are experiencing high levels of stress and difficulties that impact on parenting, family life and children’s well being. Responding to referrals from Child FIRST, the program provides assertive outreach and home based supports.

The Mother Safe Child Safe Program offers a range of group work activities for women and children who have experienced, or are experience family violence. As Coordinator you will develop, facilitate and evaluate therapeutic group work programs.

View the full position description here

About you

To be successful in your application you will meet the person specification in the position description, including having a degree qualification in social work or other relevant discipline.

You will also have:

  • Sound understanding of the Best Interests Framework and Children, Youth and Families Act 2005
  • Extensive experience as a practitioner in the child, youth and family welfare field
  • Demonstrated experience working with women and children affected by family violence
  • The ability to utilise a family-centered and family strengthening approach to case management
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal

About the organisation

Organisation Name : 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 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. 

How to apply

Applications not allowed for this job listing.

Please quote in application: Senior Social Worker – Child & Family Services via Pro Bono Australia.



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