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Family Engagement Consultant

Uniting (NSW.ACT)

About Uniting’s Permanency Support Program

  • The Permanency Support Program (PSP) aims to give every child/young person a loving home, whether that be with parents, family, extended family or through guardianship, adoption or quality long term care
  • We provide culturally supported placement options for children and young people 0-18 years of age
  • PSP also provides a ‘light touch’ Aftercare service for young people 18-25 years who have left foster care and for the next 4 years will collaborate with Uniting’s Extended Care Pilot program team to provide holistic support to young people using the Advantage Thinking approach

About the role

  • This role is responsible for identifying and engaging with a child or young person’s network, with the goal of supporting the development of a sustainable network for life of caring and significant people in their life
  • This role is a specialist position making a significant contribution to the casework team in regards to permanency planning, leading the implementation of the integrated approach for the Family Finding model

About you

  • Strong advocate for children, young people and families
  • Skilled decision maker for children’s best interests underpinned by a demonstrated commitment to hearing the voices of children and young people
  • Excellent communication and conflict resolution skills
  • Proven ability to build effective networks to support children
  • In depth knowledge and understanding of family finding principles
  • Collaborative team player
  • Committed to compliance - legal, government and policy 

Benefits and culture

Working to inspire people, enliven communities and confront injustice brings its own rewards, but there’s more:

  • Welcoming you exactly as you are
  • You’ll have access to a range of support and opportunities including:
    • Salary-packaging options
    • Wellbeing programs 
    • Learning and development opportunities 
    • Diverse and inclusive workplace
    • Flexible working arrangements
    • Regular supervision, support and team meetings

If you want to become a part of our positive and respected team, do not hesitate to apply now, or contact Alex Sullivan from Uniting’s Talent Acquisition Team on 0466 801 937 / asullivan@uniting.org using the subject line: Family Engagement Consultant enquiry via EthicalJobs for more information.

A position description is attached.

Employment with Uniting is subject to satisfactory background checks, which include National Police Checks, Working with Children Checks and Reference Checks.  

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