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Family Preservation & Reunification Community Connector

Uniting (Victoria and Tasmania) Limited

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  • Provide support to young people and families engaged in Uniting’s FPR program
  • Increase your take home pay with up to $15,900 in salary packaging benefits.
  • Full-time, Maximum Term position until 30 June 2025, based in Reservoir

About the opportunity

As a Family Preservation & Reunification Community Connector, you will work alongside FPR practitioners to identify and create opportunities, activities, and services, tailored to children and families’ health, social learning and cultural needs.

In this role, you will work with families engaged with FPR Response and with the allocated lead practitioner, at various points in the assessment, planning and support practice phases.

You will work with lead practitioners and care teams to identify and prioritise young people and their families for support + work with other community agencies to facilitate evidence-based group work opportunities, with an adolescent specific lens.

Click here to view the Position Description.

What’s on offer

In addition to base salary plus superannuation, you’ll also receive 17.5% leave loading and access to the full $15,900 salary packaging benefits.

Paid Parental Leave for up to 10 weeks. 

10% gap discount for childcare services with Uniting Early Learning

About you

You are looking to join an organisation that truly supports vulnerable Victorians and Tasmanians to improve their lives.

To be successful in this role, the ideal candidate will have:

  • A degree in Social Work, Psychology or a related tertiary qualification relevant to child and family welfare
  • Demonstrated experience in the child, youth and family welfare field.
  • Experience in working with vulnerable young people and families in a community services setting, especially FPR is preferred
  • Demonstrated experience in engaging with families successfully and completing assertive outreach
  • Demonstrated ability to assess and appropriately respond to risk for children and young people
  • A commitment to the family-centred approach and the family strengthening and empowerment models of practice

How to apply

Click 'Apply Now' to submit your interest and we’ll be in touch shortly. We’ll be reviewing applications as they come through as we’re keen to engage with someone.

Please note, interviews may commence prior to application’s closing.

If you have questions about the opportunity, please contact Jess Khoury – Team Leader at [email protected] using the subject line: Family Preservation & Reunification Community Connector enquiry via EthicalJobs or 0457 831 006 (during business hours)

About Uniting

At Uniting we are passionate about working together to inspire people, enliven communities and confront injustice. We have a 5,000 strong workforce of employees and volunteers who deliver a diverse range of services across Victoria and Tasmania.

Visit us: www.vt.uniting.org 

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.

Uniting is also committed to equal opportunity and ensuring the workplace is reflective of the community. We encourage people from different backgrounds to apply, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with a disability.


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