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Intake & Assessment Practitioner - Sale

Uniting (Victoria and Tasmania) Limited

  • Leading Community Services Organisation
  • Salary packaging, and competitive sector remuneration
  • Full Time and Part Time positions, Maximum Term to 30 June 2021
  • Sale location

About the opportunity

This position is requiring a motivated practitioner to work creatively within our Intake and Assessment team. The successful candidates’ responsibilities will range from providing housing support and advocacy to competing comprehensive assessments and plans to support families. This position will allow for significant professional growth through challenging and adaptive, fast paced practice.

The key objectives of this position are the provision of a high-quality service designed to meet the needs of families and individuals, whilst ensuring the safety and wellbeing of children and young people.

You can view the position description here.

About you

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Relevant tertiary qualification in Social Work, Social Welfare, Psychology, or other related discipline.
  • Understanding of the legislative requirements of the Children, Youth and Family Act 2005 as they effect family services particularly the “Best Interests” framework, the information-sharing provisions and an understanding of the child protection system.
  • Experience in working with those impacted by family violence, substance abuse, physical and mental health issues is highly desirable.
  • Knowledge of a range of theoretical approaches relevant to working with infants, children, young people and families, including but not limited to attachment theory, strength-based approach, infant mental health and trauma-informed practice.
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge in undertaking risk assessments of children, young people and families and planning interventions that address risk and promote self-determination.

How to Apply

If this sounds like you, apply today by submitting the following

  • Cover Letter (1 page outlining your suitability according to the position description)
  • Current Resume (no more than 3 pages)
  • Address the Core selection criteria in the position description

Get in touch

Heidi Hunter, Practice Leader Client Services
T: 03 5144 7777

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 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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