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Organisation : Uniting

Location : Melbourne

Work type : Contract/Temporary

Salary type : Other

Application closing date : 25 May, 2021

About the role

  • Be a part of a passionate team supporting children & young people living with kinship families
  • Great organisation culture, salary packaging and fantastic benefits
  • Full Time, Maximum Term (until January 2022)

About the opportunity

Uniting’s Kinship Care Program supports children and young people who are in the care of a family member when they are unable to live with their parents and when Child Protection is involved. We provide case contracted case management services to kinship families including outreach support, connection to services with a goal to support stable long term kinship arrangements.

The Senior Practitioner is responsible for the provision of practice support, guidance and mentoring of case workers to ensure work with clients is high quality, clinically sound and outcome focused. This role will ensure risk is appropriately and quickly identified and responded to, staff are well supported and high standards of practice care are followed.

About you

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A relevant tertiary qualification in Social Work or equivalent including Psychology, Family Therapy, Youth or Early Childhood Development
  • Demonstrated experience including working with children, young people at risk and vulnerable families.
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in working with disempowered and vulnerable families, including capacity to engage clients and establish effective helping relationships.
  • Work with clients to bring about change 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 written and verbal communication skills, and 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 Tuesday 25 May 2021

Get in touch

For more information about this role, please contact Judy Walsh, Senior Manager – Care & Placement Prevention on 0448 446 216

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 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.  

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

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Please quote in application: Senior Practitioner, Kinship Care via Pro Bono Australia.



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