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In-Home Support Worker - Stronger Families

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

Job posted on: 17 January, 2019.
Applications close: 31 January, 2019.

  • Use your practical experience and creativity to provide support to vulnerable families
  • Part time contract role based in Reservoir to February 2020
  • 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.

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About the opportunity

PAKT is an integrated team that includes DHHS funded programs: Families First, Stronger Families, Youth Counselling and Youth Support & Advocacy.

The role of In-Home Support Worker is to work alongside the Stronger Families Case Workers to provide support to families in line with family care and action plans, to coach, support and strengthen their home management and parenting relations, such as developing and maintaining family routines, planning and cooking and promoting positive relationships.

About you

Ideally you will have:

  • A relevant TAFE or higher education Diploma of Community Worker, or or tertiary qualification in Social Work, Youth Studies or equivalent including Psychology, Family Therapy, Youth or Early Childhood Development
  • Knowledge and experience of providing practical support to vulnerable families
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in working with vulnerable children, youth and their families, including capacity to engage clients and establish effective helping relationships
  • Flexibility and creativity to develop support for families that is based on their unique strengths and abilities
  • Demonstrated experience and an understanding of the issues involved with children, young people and families from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and aboriginal families

A full Position Description is attached below.

How to apply for this job

If you are someone who encompasses all of the above qualities and more, apply now. Include a 1 page cover letter outlining your suitability and current resume (maximum 3 pages) and your response to the Key Selection Criteria document.

Please send your application to Ros Lowe, Email:, using the subject line: In-Home Support Worker - Stronger Families application via EthicalJobs.

Applications close: Thursday 31st January 2019, 12pm noon.

Get in touch E: T: 8470 5000 to speak with Amie Turner or email

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  SF In Home Support Worker 08.2019docx.pdf
 Key_Selection_Criteria_In Home Support Worker.doc