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Children and Young Person's Practice Leader

Uniting (Victoria and Tasmania) Limited


  • Leading community services organisation
  • Salary packaging and competitive sector remuneration
  • Full time | Ongoing opportunity
  • Based at Dandenong, with travel required across the Southern Region

About the Orange Door Program

The Orange Door will deliver a fundamental change to the way we work with women, children and families, and men. The Orange Door will bring together different workforces and practices to create an integrated The Orange Door team and a consolidated intake point in each The Orange Door area to create a new way of support.

As an integrated model, The Orange Door Team will include a mix of staff employed by local Community Service Organisations, together with Family Safety Victoria and DFFH. Each organisation will employ a range of staff including Specialist Practice Leaders who will lead the delivery of high quality, safe and effective service responses to Victorians seeking support and services through The Orange Door. The Practice Leaders provide consultation and advanced practice leadership and support to practitioners across the whole program.

Each Practice Leader role is employed by a different partner organisation however work closely with one another and as a part of the wider Orange Door Team. The Partner organisations for the Orange Door in the South are Uniting, WAYSS, Anglicare, VACCA, Anglicare and DDACL.

About the opportunity

The Children and Young Person’s Practice Leader will hold responsibility for providing expert practice leadership on engaging children and young people, assessing risk and needs for the infant, child, young person and family, and supporting interventions for infants, children and young people impacted by family violence and/or experiencing vulnerabilities due to other factors. 

The role will proactively build the capability across The Orange Door workforce as a whole, working collaboratively to engage with children and young people to ensure that the experiences and voices of children and young people inform the service response in line with The Orange Door Service Model and Best Interests Case Practice Model. 

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 relevant qualification in social work, psychology or a related discipline.

You will also have:

  • Extensive understanding of family violence and child and family vulnerability, including related theories and models of practice
  • Demonstrable practice leadership experience within complex service delivery environments across the child, youth and family welfare sector
  • Well-developed change management skills with the ability to foster and drive a culture of innovation and clinical excellence
  • Excellent collaboration skills with the ability to form effective working relationships across a range of levels within and external to Uniting and partner organisations

How to Apply

If this sounds like you, find out more or apply today. Please upload the following as part of your application:

  • Cover Letter (outlining your suitability according to the position description)
  • Current Resume

Get in touch

Kathryn Mackay, Senior Manager – Child and Family Services
T: (03) 8792 8999

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 well being 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 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.

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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