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Family Services Practitioners x2

Uniting (Victoria and Tasmania) Limited

  • Leading community services organisation
  • Salary packaging and competitive sector remuneration
  • 2x Full time maximum term opportunities | Based at Blackburn
  • Establish, expand or transfer your social work skills

About the opportunity

We have an opportunity for two social workers to join our Integrated Family Services team on a full time basis. The positions are initially maximum term, one until 30 September 2020, and the other until 31 December 2020.

The Integrated Family Services program supports families who are experiencing high levels of stress and difficulties that impact on parenting, family life and children’s wellbeing. The program responds to referrals from Child FIRST, providing home based supports and assertive outreach. 

In a typical day, a Family Services Practitioner might:

  • Use a creative approach to arrange a visit with a reluctant new family
  • Build rapport to carry out a strengths and risk assessment in the client’s home or child’s school
  • Review with your supervisor plans to support a family’s goals
  • Consult with Child Protection
  • Discuss a difficult case with your team members in a Reflective Practice meeting

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 tertiary qualification in a field related to Social Work or Psychology.

Please address the following questions related to the person specification as part of your application:

  • Summarise your knowledge and use of the Child Youth & Family Act 2005 and Best Interest Principles
  • Describe examples of how you have assessed risk to families
  • Describe a time you have needed to be particularly innovative to encourage engagement with a reluctant family. What specific strategies were implemented? What was the outcome?

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
  • Current resume
  • Responses to the key selection criteria questions above

Get in touch

Mark De Renzy – Team Leader – 03 9875 4222
Angela Geylswyk – Manager – 03 9875 4222 

About Uniting

At Uniting we are passionate about working together to inspire people, enliven communities and confront injustice.

Visit us: www.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 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.

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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