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Case Worker – Finding Solutions Plus

Organisation : Uniting

Location : Melbourne

Work type : Part-time

Profession : Community Services

Salary type : Other

Application closing date : 2 Dec, 2021

About the role

  • Leading community services organisation
  • Salary packaging and competitive sector remuneration
  • Permanent part time, 19 hours per week
  • Based at Narre Warren
About the opportunity

As part of our Family Preservation and Reunification Response Program, the Finding Solutions Plus Program provides case management support to young people aged 10 to 15 years who are at imminent risk of being placed in out of home care for the first time. The program also supports young people to return home to their parents care where possible.

As a Case Worker you will:

  • Provide outreach assessment, mediation and a range of supports to young people
  • Support the development of therapeutic action plans
  • Use a strengths based approach to empower young people and their families to self-determine plans that promote the young person’s safety, development and permanency of placement
  • Maintain comprehensive case notes and prepare high level reports

 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.

You will also have:

  • Sound understanding of the Best Interests Framework and Children, Youth and Families Act 2005
  • Extensive professional experience in the field of child, youth and family services, including experience working with or for Child Protection
  • Proven ability to engage young people and their families
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and implement appropriate interventions which strengthen family decision-making and relationships
  • Well-developed 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

Applications close Thursday 2 December 2021

Get in touch

Christina McInnes – Team Leader, Family Preservation & Reunification
T: (03) 9704 8377

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. It is a condition of employment that all eligible workforce in Victoria receive the COVID-19 vaccination and supporting evidence may be requested in order to perform duties at any of Uniting’s workplaces.

Uniting is also committed to equal opportunity and ensuring the workplace is reflective of the community. We encourage people from different backgrounds to apply, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with a disability. 

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Uniting

How to apply

Please click on the apply now button for further details.

Please quote in application: Case Worker - Finding Solutions Plus 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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