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Organisation : Uniting

Location : Melbourne

Work type : Full-time

Salary type : Other

Application closing date : 20 Sep, 2021

About the role

  • Leading community services organisation
  • Salary packaging and competitive sector remuneration
  • Based at Croydon
  • Permanent full time opportunity
About the opportunity

The Family Preservation and Reunification Response Program is a new innovative approach to delivering intensive, evidence based and sustainable intervention support to vulnerable children and families in partnership with Child Protection. The response will build upon existing child and family services within the broader system, and aims to prevent at risk children and young people from entering or re-entering care. The program will also support children and young people currently in care to safely reunify with their family.

As a FPR Senior Practitioner, you will provide intensive wraparound case management services to the most complex challenging families, who present with multiple demands and are high risk. The role will deliver assertive outreach, undertake risk assessments, lead care team planning and develop creative interventions to engage hard-to-reach families. The Senior Practitioner will also work closely with the Team Leader to provide coaching and mentoring support to FPR Practitioners with complex cases.

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, psychology or a child and family welfare related discipline.

You will also have:

  • Considerable experience within the child, youth and family welfare sector including experience working with Child Protection
  • Demonstrated understanding of a range of theoretical approaches relevant to working with infants, children, young people and families, including the Best Interests Framework
  • Demonstrated ability to undertake risk assessments and plan and implement appropriate intervention strategies to engage families
  • A strengths-based, family-centered approach to case management
  • Strong time management and written and verbal communication skills
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 person specification in the position description)
  • Current resume

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

Applications close Monday 20 September 2021

Get in touch

Sandy Strickland – Team Leader, Families First & PASDS
T: (03) 9724 2222

Gillian Harris-Dawson
T: 0403 353 516

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 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. 

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Organisation Name : Uniting

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