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Organisation : Uniting

Location : Melbourne

Work type : Contract/Temporary

Salary type : Other

Application closing date : 7 Nov, 2021

About the role

  • Leading community services organisation
  • Salary packaging and competitive sector remuneration
  • Based at Blackburn
  • Two parental leave replacement contracts available:
    • Full time | Maximum term until 21 October 2022
    • Full time | Maximum term until 6 December 2022
About the opportunity

The Integrated 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 Orange Door, the program provides assertive outreach and home based supports.

As a Senior Family Services Practitioner, you will support the Team Leader in managing workflows and provide guidance and mentoring support to Practitioners within the team. The role will carry a caseload and provide intensive case management support to families who present with a higher level of complexity. Working collaboratively with Child Protection and other agencies, the Senior Practitioner will support families to enhance parenting capacity, family functioning and promote child safety.

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 tertiary qualification in social work, psychology or a related discipline.

  • Considerable experience within the child, youth and family welfare sector
  • Sound understanding of the Best Interests Framework and Children, Youth and Families Act 2005
  • Well developed risk assessment and risk management skills
  • Previous experience providing mentoring support to staff and/or students
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to form effective working relationships and foster a positive team culture
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

Applications close Sunday 7 November 2021

Get in touch

Danni Harrison or Mark de Renzy – Integrated Family Services Team Leaders
T: (03) 9875 4222

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

How to apply

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Please quote in application: Senior Family Services Practitioner via Pro Bono Australia.


Profession: #Community_Services
Sector: #Aged_Care_and_Seniors, #Children, #Community_Development, #Community_Engagement, #Community_Support_Services, #Disabilities, #Drug_Alcohol_and_Addiction, #Education_and_Employment, #Education_and_Training, #Employment_Services, #Families, #Foundations_Trusts_and_Philanthropy, #Health_–_General, #Homelessness_and_Affordable_Housing, #Humanitarian, #Law_Justice_and_Human_Rights, #Media, #Men, #Mental_Health, #Social_Enterprise, #Women, #Youth_and_Young_People
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