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Orange Door Senior Practitioner - Dandenong

Uniting (Victoria and Tasmania) Limited

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  • Opportunity to lean into Team Leadership responsibilities as required located in Dandenong
  • Mentor and support new team members and social work student placements 
  • Increase fortnight take-home pay with access to $15,900 salary packaging benefits 

About the role 

As an Orange Door Senior Practitioner, working in a multidisciplinary integrated Orange Door agency team, you will deliver quality, safe, and effective responses to children, young people, and families experiencing family violence. Working across more complex presentations across a range of issues incl. substance abuse, behaviour change, disability, etc. you will deliver intake support via phone, within the Orange Door site and through outreach visits. As Senior Practitioner you will lean in on and be supported with Team Leadership responsibilities as needed. You will act as proxy in various integration, agency and funder meetings and also be involved in audits, quality improvement activities and other projects and tasks. In addition, you will: 

  • Manage an active caseload 
  • Mentor and support newer team members including being responsible for Social Work student placements 
  • Delivery screening and triage, assessment, crisis responses, service planning, targeted interventions, allocation and coordinated referrals
  • Work collaboratively to support integrated risk assessment and planning 
  • Refer clients to services within the broader service system and provide them information and support

What’s on offer

In addition to receiving a salary equivalent to SCHADS Level 6 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. Uniting has an option for additional purchased leave to increase your annual leave entitlements. Receive 10% discount on the childcare subsidy gap fee when using a Uniting Early Learning service or centre and a 25% discount off donated goods at Uniting Op shops. 

About you

You are keen to progress your career into leadership and seek an organisation that will provide you the support and opportunity. You enjoy imparting your knowledge and experience to newer practitioners through mentoring activities. You will bring: 

  • Bachelor of Social Work or equivalent as per the mandatory minimum qualification requirements for specialist family violence practitioners
  • Experience, skills, and capabilities in child, youth, and families welfare particularly working with complex cases
  • Well-developed risk assessment and management skills 
  • Understanding of the broader service system referral pathways
  • Sound understanding of the MARAM Framework, Best Interests Principles and the Children, Youth and Families Act 2005
  • Valid and current Driver’s License

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’ve questions about the opportunity, please contact Nicole Mitchell, Team Leader via email - [email protected]  using the subject line: Orange Door Senior Practitioner enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Click here to view the position description. 

About The Orange Door

The Orange Door Program brings together workforces from Community Service Organisations, Aboriginal Services, Family Safety Victoria and DFFH, to deliver an integrated practice model and a consolidated intake point for:

  • Women, children, young people, and families who are experiencing or have experienced family violence
  • People who use violence
  • Families requiring support with the care, development and wellbeing of unborn babies, infants, children, and young people

Uniting focuses on providing services to vulnerable families who require extra support with the care, development and wellbeing of unborn babies, infants, children, and young people. 

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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