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Case Worker - Finding Solutions

Uniting (Victoria and Tasmania) Limited

  • Leading community services organisation
  • Salary packaging and competitive sector remuneration
  • Part time 4 days per week | Ongoing
  • Based at Narre Warren

About the opportunity

The Finding Solutions Plus Program provides short term support to young people aged 12 to 17 years and their families who are referred by Child Protection. The program aims to strengthen the family environment and reduce the need for out of home care.

The Case Worker will deliver creative outreach responses to young people and their families who are experiencing complex and sensitive issues. The role will undertake risk assessments, family mediation and other supports to resolve issues that may jeopardise the young person's placement in the family.

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, Youth 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 knowledge of the Child Protection System
  • Demonstrated experience in family mediation
  • 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 position description)
  • Current Resume

You will also be asked to address key selection criteria questions on the application form.

Get in touch

Christina McInnes – Team Leader, Family Preservation & Reunification
Jane Gray – Manager, 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.

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.

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