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Organisation : Uniting

Location : Melbourne

Work type : Part-time

Salary type : Other

Application closing date : 8 Apr, 2021

About the role

  • Leading community services organisation
  • Salary packaging and competitive sector remuneration
  • Passionate team with supportive program leadership
  • Part time 4 days per week | Ongoing opportunity
  • Based at Cranbourne

About the opportunity

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.

As a Group Work Practitioner you will research, develop and facilitate engaging evidence-based group work activities for vulnerable families in need. The Practitioner will be responsible for evaluating group work programs and actively contributing to program development and innovation. The role will also provide specialised support and training to other staff in group work models.

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 relevant degree qualification in Social Work, Psychology or a related discipline.

You will also have:

  • Demonstrated experience in group facilitation
  • Proven ability to engage individuals and families in a group context
  • A commitment to the family strengthening and empowerment models of practice
  • Capacity to work flexibly and innovatively to meet the needs of families, children and young people
  • Well-developed communication skills, both written and verbal

How to apply

If this sounds like you, find out more about this role or apply today. Please upload the following as part of your application:

  • Cover letter (outlining your suitability according to the position description)
  • Current resume

You will also be asked to address key selection criteria questions on the application form.

Applications close Thursday 8 April 2021

Get in touch

Steve Hunt – Team Leader, Family Services
T: (03) 5990 8400

About Uniting

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

Visit us: unitingvictas.org.au 

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 relevant Working with Children Check in your State 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. 

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Uniting

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Please quote in application: Group Work Practitioner - Family Services via Pro Bono Australia.


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