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Family Services Specialist Disability Practitioner

Uniting (Victoria and Tasmania) Limited

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  • Increase fortnight take-home pay with access to $15,900 salary packaging benefits
  • 10% gap discount for childcare services with Uniting Early Learning
  • Permanent full-time position

About the opportunity

As a Specialist Disability Practitioner, you will work to support vulnerable children and parents with a disability to access disability supports and participate effectively in the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). In a collaborative, care team approach the program develops individualised therapeutically focused action plans for children, young people and their families where disability support needs are identified. The program allows for an innovative and creative response to the needs of all family members and assists in linking families with third party supports where required, including NDIS access and navigation.

What’s on offer

Join an organisation where we don’t just provide a service. We use our connections, our size, our scale, and our knowledge to push into places where we feel like we should be doing more.

In addition to receiving a salary equivalent to SCHADS Level 5 and superannuation, you’ll also receive 17.5% leave loading and an ability to increase your take-home pay by accessing up to $15,900 in salary packaging benefits.

Paid parental leave (10 weeks) is available for eligible employees.

Receive 10% discount on the childcare subsidy gap fee when using a Uniting Early Learning service or centre.

About you

To be successful in your application you will meet the person specification in the position description, including having a Bachelor level qualification in Disability / Social Work / Social Welfare / Early Childhood Specialist or equivalent tertiary related field   

You will also have:

  • Previous agency experience in providing intensive and sustained support provided to vulnerable families with disability, including those with complex disability support needs
  • Demonstrated understanding of the National Disability Insurance Scheme Act (2013), the National Disability Services Standards, and the needs of people with a disability and their families
  • High level of competency in conducting child and family risk and needs assessments, and developing and implementing action plans
  • Experience in actively engaging vulnerable children, youth and families, and delivering a range of interventions to improve their safety and outcomes
  • Skills in providing case consultation and capacity building of practitioners.

How to Apply

Click Apply Now to submit your interest. We’ll be reviewing applications as they come through and conducting interviews prior to applications closing. Please send your application through as a priority as we’re keen to engage with someone.

If you have any questions about the opportunity, please contact Megan Stanbridge – Manager, Children Youth & Families on 03 5144 7777.

Click here to view the position description.

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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