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Parents & Kids Together Case Worker - Stronger Families


Employer: Uniting
Work Type/s: Contract, Part Time
Classification/s: Family Services, Housing & Homelessness, Social Work, Women's Organisations & Services
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Melbourne

Job posted on: 09 January, 2019.
Applications close: 23 January, 2019.

  • Work with families to actively engage parents, children and young people to make a difference in their lives
  • Part time contract role based in Reservoir - 0.8 EFT (60.8 hours per fortnight)
  • Salary packaging, competitive sector remuneration and fantastic benefits offered

About Uniting

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

We are proud to have been part of local communities for over 100 years delivering services across Victoria and Tasmania. With a team of 7,000 skilled and committed individuals we provide over 770 programs and services to people of all ages to learn, thrive and enjoy a healthy, happy life. We’re there for children, families, people with disability, older people and those experiencing homelessness, mental illness or drug and alcohol addiction.

Uniting is looking for great people who, like us, celebrate diversity and welcome everyone regardless of ethnicity, faith, sexual orientation and gender identity.

Learn more vt.uniting.org.

About the opportunity

We have an exciting opportunity for a Case Worker (Stronger Families) to join our Parents and Kids Together (PAKT) program.

This integrated role includes DHHS funded programs: Families First, Stronger Families, Youth Counselling and Youth Support & Advocacy carries a caseload of clients and uses outreach to actively engage parents, children, young people and their families to undertake ongoing holistic assessments and interventions. You will also identify strengths and risks in line with the Best Interests Case Practice Framework to achieve best practice outcomes. 

About you

We would love to hear from you if you have:

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications in Social Work or equivalent including Psychology, Family Therapy, Youth or Early Childhood Development
  • At least 3 years’ experience is preferred including experience working with children and young people at risk and vulnerable families
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in working with disempowered and vulnerable families, including capacity to engage clients and work with clients to bring about change
  • Demonstrated experience 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

A full Position Description is attached below.

How to apply for this job

If this sounds like you, find out more about this role or apply today. When applying, include a cover letter, of no more than one page outlining your suitability and attach a current resume of no more than 3 pages. You will also need to send in your response to the Key Selection Criteria document (attached).

Please send your application to Ros Lowe, Email: hr@kildonan.org.au using the subject line: Parents and Kids Together Case Worker - Stronger Families application via EthicalJobs.

Applications close: Wednesday 23 January 2019, 12pm noon.

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.

Supporting materials  KSC PAKT Case Worker -Stronger Families.doc
 PAKT Case Worker - Stronger Families PT.pdf